Sports Update

Sports Update


Our U14A and B netball sides played Ipswich High School on Monday and left victorious. The A team had a very tight and exciting encounter as they edged the match 23-22. The B team enjoyed a more dominant display, winning 19-1. 

The U14A boys’ hockey team travelled to Woodbridge School on Monday and, despite some half chances, left empty handed after a 1-0 loss. 

The senior basketball team were back to winning ways after a great show of intent and teamwork, in an up-tempo game against Felsted School, as they ran away with the game to win 73-16. In front of an increasingly partisan crowd (our friends from Chile and Peru!), our RHS players produced some fine basketball play. Despite a slightly scrappy start, they soon found their offensive flow and never looked back. Asserting their dominance in the second quarter by focusing on smart play and moving the ball quickly, they stormed ahead with an impressive quarter score of 18-4, to enter halftime with a comfortable 21-point lead.  

The highlight of the game was the opening of the second half. A back-breaking 12-0 burst from RHS showcasing efficient and effective team play at its best. Borja S was the instrumental player during this run as he was busy setting up his teammates for easy scores with an incredible 7(!) assists. Dominating the boards at both ends and keeping a firm grip on the game throughout, they eased to a convincing all-round performance with three players in double digits and eight players registering points. Top scorer and most valuable player for RHS was Tobi D with an impressive performance in the paint, making 23 points and gathering 15 rebounds. Coach’s players for outstanding performances after the break to propel us further onwards, were Borja S on 14 points, 8 assists and 5 steals, and Heston W-S for securing his first double-double and contributing to our team’s success with 14 points and 13 rebounds. The team is now looking forward to building further momentum against King’s Ely on Tuesday before facing the American School TASIS in another home match on Saturday. 

Tuesday also saw the 2nd & 3rd VII netball squads head over to Ipswich High School to play their 1st VII & U16A sides respectively. The 2nd VII had a tough afternoon, while the 3rd VII showed real determination as they ended up drawing 5-5 against their A side opponents. 

The U12A & B netball teams enjoyed a successful afternoon in their fixtures against Ipswich High School on Wednesday. The U12A were in fine form and won their match 23-9, while the B’s won 8-4 in a lower scoring, but extremely exciting, encounter. 

The junior hockey sides found themselves up against stiff opposition in their midweek matches against New Hall School. The U13A and B lost 0-5 and 0-3 respectively but showed much potential and created a number of chances themselves which didn’t quite find the back of the net. Hugo M stood out in the A team encounter. The U12A were well beaten but the B’s returned victorious (2-0) – an excellent performance and result. 

The boys’ 1st XI hockey side competed in the county Tier 3 tournament on Thursday. A loss to Culford School (0-4) first up meant there was no margin for error after that, but a win against Woodbridge (1-0) set up a final clash against Ipswich School. Despite RHS going ahead, the game ended 1-1, which saw Ipswich School go through on goal difference – small margins! 

The boys’ U15A hockey team were held to a 1-1 draw against Woodbridge School, despite leading for much of the game. The equaliser came with only a few minutes to go and, despite a chance for RHS in the dying moments, the boys had to settle for honours even. However, the B’s recorded a fine 3-1 win away from home. 

The girls’ U15A & B netball teams travelled to Ipswich High School on Thursday. The A’s had a challenging afternoon, but the B’s had an exciting match with the score finishing 7-7. 

The 1st VII netball squad represented RHS in the regional round of the National Schools event in Hertfordshire. The quality of netball was extremely high from all the teams, with only the best teams in the region having progressed this far. The RHS players gave their all and performed well but didn’t make it through to the next round. 

Congratulations to the ‘Team of The Week’ – which goes to the boys’ U15B hockey team for their impressive performance against Woodbridge.