Berkhamsted Group | 24.09.2018

Top performance on Sports Open Day: Rugby, Lacrosse, Netball and Football players impress in front of prospective families 

Top performance on Sports Open Day: Rugby, Lacrosse, Netball and Football players impress in front of prospective families 

Sports Open Day on Saturday 22 September showcased the best of Berkhamsted’s lacrosse, rugby, football and netball in front of prospective pupils and their parents.  

The U18s Lacrosse teams lifted their first trophies of the 2018/19 season at the County Championships. 35 matches took place at Chesham Road with Berkhamsted’s 1st and 2nd teams winning their respective tournaments while the 3rd XII reached the final.

Super Saturday

Dubbed ‘Super Saturday’ Sports Open Day then featured a block of U16 rugby fixtures against strong opponents King’s College School Wimbledon.  

Sports Open Day Rugby U16s versus Wimbledon

Pitch perfect

The showpiece 1st XV fixture took place on the new immaculate pitch that was officially opened on the day by rugby idols Alex Goode (Saracens) and James Rodwell (England and GB Sevens). Goode and Rodwell – one of our most successful sporting alumni – stayed to watch as Berkhamsted won 30-0. 

Sports Open Day also gave the opportunity for prospective families to see Berkhamsted’s inter-house tournaments in action.  It’s one of the most anticipated days in the School calendar. Year 7 and 8 boys participated in football while Year 7,8,9 and 10 girls participated in netball.  The matches were played in great spirit with everyone wanting to contribute to the team to the best of their ability. 

Extra inspiration

Director of Boys Sport David Gibson said “The boys have been looking forward to Sports Open Day and playing in front of a home crowd including Old Berkhamstedians, VIPs, and prospective families. Both the rugby and the football matches fulfilled everyone’s expectation in providing an exciting and competitive block of fixtures.” 

“Thank you to Alex Goode and James Rodwell for providing the boys with extra inspiration for a career in sport. They officially opened the pitch which has been in development for over two years. It makes a statement that Berkhamsted are willing to invest in the facilities that give the players every possible opportunity to develop to their full potential. “

Director of Girls Sport Jo Vila said “Sports Open Day was an opportunity to showcase the excellent teamwork, leadership, sportsmanship and communication skills that are synonymous with Berkhamsted Sport. 

“We are proud of the girls for the performances that earned them two Lacrosse County Championship titles and one runner up place.  Berkhamsted has a long-standing tradition of sporting excellence in Lacrosse and is renowned for its success over many years. 

“Berkhamsted girls represent the School in a variety of sports embracing our values to ‘Aim high with integrity’, ‘Be adventurous’ and ‘Serve others’. These were all evident on our lacrosse pitches and netball courts on our Super Saturday.”

Upcoming Open Days  

Prospective pupils and parents can attend an Open Day to explore the School while meeting staff and current parents.  

Thursday 27 September – Sixth Form  

Friday 28 September 2018 – Senior Boys and Senior Girls (Y7-11) 

Friday 5 October 2018 – Day Nursery, Pre-Prep, Prep, Heatherton   

Saturday 6 October 2018 -Day Nursery, Pre-Prep, Prep, Heatherton

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