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Wyvern Sporting Times Issue 9

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1SPORTING TIMES DOUBLE CHAMPIONS! Wyvern U16 Girls win the District and County Cups!“The girls played for each otherand were a team in the truest sense.” Mr McCracken—Head of PE Full Story on Page 2 1

2County Cup Champions 2016/17DOING THE DOUBLE!Wyvern U16 Girls’ Football team win penalty shoot-outagain Henry Beaufort to be crowned both County Cup and District Cup winners in the same season! County Cup Final movement of Beaufort’s pacey winger their lines, and while Thomas managed May 2017 and see the ball out for a corner. More to save the first effort from the Beaufort long balls from Beaufort up to their striker who ran onto the ball, the ball Wyvern 1-1 Henry Beaufort pacey wingers proved tricky for the fortunately fell to Beaufort’s second(Wyvern win 6-5 on penalties) Wyvern team but the defence did well; striker who finished it off with a full-back Matilda Miles-Hardt did well in wonderful curling strike to the keeper’s her own private battle with one of left to equalise. 1-1. All square. GameExclusive Match Report Beaufort’s left-sided wingers. on! by Mr Dickinson The first goal of the game came from Wyvern responded well with some nothing 16 minutes in and it was excellent individual pressure applied byThe Wyvern U16 Girls’ County Cup advantage Wyvern. Crossing the ball winger Holly Shepherd, who dribbledtriumph took place on a very warm from deep outside the Beaufort penalty and drove at the Beaufort defence with asummer’s evening in May at the area, Imogen Twigt saw her intended skilful combination of pace, power andTestwood Stadium; home of The pass palmed into the roof of the purpose. Wyvern did ride their luck onHampshire Stags, AFC Totton. Beaufort net to spark wild celebrations occasions. A corner to the opposition from both the players and the travelling saw an excellent header just clip the topThe game started at a blistering pace, Wyvern supporters. 1-0 to Wyvern. of the crossbar and, moments later, awith Wyvern piling on the early pressure. However, Wyvern’s early lead was very lovely curling effort from outside the boxAn early corner which was cleared away, nearly cut short just one minute later brought an excellent diving save fromhowever, gave the Henry Beaufort team when pressure from Beaufort saw a keeper Beth Thomas.the chance to break away on the counter cross into the box cleared off the line by As half time arrived with it all square at 1attack but the Wyvern defence stood full back Matilda Miles-Hardt. More -1 and all to play for, the second halffirm. More pressure saw Wyvern gain pressure from Henry Beaufort was dealt failed to start with the same intensity asanother corner, and the first real chance with expertly by the Wyvern team until the first, with both teams seemingof the game when midfield powerhouse the equaliser, similar to Wyvern’s goal, cautious in their approach, eager to notImogen Twigt headed the ball up to came from nothing after 22 minutes of make a mistake. The first real chancecentre-forward Jodie Spring but it was the game played. A long ball from deep came about 10 minutes in; midfielderexpertly smothered by the Beaufort inside Beaufort’s own half rolled towards Philippa Ward did well to use herkeeper. Wyvern goalkeeper Beth Thomas with strength and determination to drive upThis seemed to spur on the Henry defender Lily Meleder covering as the the pitch, but was then caught out ofBeaufort team who began passing the last line of defence. A miscommunication position by a long ball over the top.ball down the flanks; however, defender between the two girls meant thatTanya Rowland did well to track the Beaufort’s pacey winger went past three neither player took the initiative to clear Wyvern defenders before her shot wasA panoramic view of Wyvern’s dressing room at AFC Totton’s Testwood Stadium 2

3County Cup Champions 2016/17denied by keeper Beth Thomas who Theobald’s interception denying a coolly convert the decisive spot kick andexpertly covered her near post to pushthe ball out from goal for a corner. certain goal; she did just enough to make crown the Wyvern girls 6-5 winners onFurther pressure from Henry Beaufortsaw them gain another corner which fell the tackle that saw Beaufort’s effort sail penalties and the 2016/17 Hampshireto one of the midfielder’s outside thebox; her well-struck volley, however, over the bar. The second came from County Cup champions!failed to trouble the goalkeeper as itsailed high over the crossbar. Wyvern’s attacking midfielder Erin For the second time in two seasons,The first change of the game came justbefore the hour mark, with midfielder Webb, who ran onto a long ball and was Wyvern were Hampshire County Cuplynchpin Twigt having to be replaced forwhat looked like a nasty leg injury. As just about to pull the trigger before the champions. Last year it was the boys; thistime wore on, fatigue kicked in further,with both Spring and Miles-Hardt having Beaufort keeper flew out of her area to year it was the girls. Wild scenes eruptedto be rotated due to cramp and knockssuffered throughout the final. And it smother the ball at Webb’s feet. Full from the Testwood stands as the Wyvernwasn’t just Wyvern who were suffering;several Beaufort also went down with time. 1-1. Penalties. fans basked not only in the gloriousagonising cramp and muscle injuries.After 80 minutes of play, the Totton turf As often is with a penalty shootout, this sunshine, but in the glory of the girls’looked more like a war zone than afootball pitch. There were bodies down was as nervy an occasion as you would remarkable achievement. They were noteverywhere!Fighting for what seemed like to the expect. The Wyvern supporters were on only County champions but, owing todeath, both teams carried on, rotatingplayers accordingly, with Twigt and their feet, clapping and cheering and their recent District cup final successmidfielder Maddison Freemantle comingback on. There were last-ditch attacks edging their team on. The Wyvern against Kings in March, they had nowfrom both teams. The first came fromBeaufort with Wyvern defender Megan players dispatched their opening four earned the title of The Double penalties expertly, with Beth Thomas Champions. making a fine early save to see Wyvern Head of PE Mr McCracken said: take a 4-3 lead by the end. With one “Football’s coming home (again). I am penalty left to take, it fell to striker Jodie proud of the girls and proud of their Spring, who played with such heart and achievements. Girls’ football here at determination throughout the game, to Wyvern has gone through the roof under take it. However, it was not to be as the the leadership and guidance of Mrs. Beaufort keeper stood her ground to Phillips. The girls were a credit to her palm Spring’s powerful shot away. 4-4. today. Once again the girls did the Sudden death! Who could hold their business. They did it for themselves, they nerve? Fair Oak’s Wyvern or did it for Mrs. Phillips and they did it for Winchester’s Henry Beaufort? the Wyvern Dragon! The girls played for It was Beth Thomas who stepped up each other and were a team today in the once more, saving the crucial penalty truest sense.” that allowed defender Lily Meleder toThe team celebrate at the end of a hard-fought game with coaches Mrs Phillips and Mr Davies 3

4District Cup Champions 2016/17District Cup Final which saw Rowland do her job as the team’s crestfallen goalkeeper on the ground in tears March 2017 defensive midfielder to see the ball out for a during the half-time team talk. corner. Five minutes played and as Kings’ With a comfortable lead secured at the pressed higher up the pitch, this allowed break, Mrs Phillips rang the changes,Wyvern 7-2 Kings’ School Wyvern to soak up the pressure and play long substituting Siena Millen and Grace Griffiths balls over the top to striker Millen. This also for Y10 girls, Megan Theobalds and MatildaExclusive Match Report benefited the pacey Wyvern wingers Miles-Hardt. Theobald dropped into the Shepherd and Griffiths; a lovely through-ball centre back position with Alina Eichhorstby Mr Dickinson to Shepherd saw her take a touch before switching to central striker, while Louisa firing narrowly side into the side netting. Lineham moved up the field into theThe Wyvern Girls first historic title win of the More pressure from Kings saw centre-back attacking winger position with Miles-Hardtseason took place on a wet and windy Eichhorst work hard to track the run of Kings’ dropping in the full back position. And what aafternoon in March at Southampton strong and skilful no.16 striker. Another brilliant tactical change it was! WithinUniversity’s sports campus at Wide Lane, attack from Wyvern saw them gain a corner. minutes of the restart, Eichhorst assistedEastleigh. Their opponents were Kings’ School As the ball rebounded out to the feet of Wyvern’s fourth goal of the game; sheof Winchester. winger Griffiths, her fierce shot was palmed ghosted past two Kings’ defenders beforePE teacher and team coach Mrs. Phillips away by the Kings’ keeper. Despite this laying off the ball to full-back turned wingerfielded a side of Y9 and Y10 girls in a strong 4- excellent save, the Kings’ keeper nearly gifted Lineham who finished the chance clinically3-3 formation. Starting in goal was keeper Wyvern a goal; her poor goal kick fell to the past the keeper, nestling the ball in theBethany Thomas, with a defensive back-four feet of Millen, who chipped the ball the bottom corner. 4-0.composed of right-back Louisa Lineham, keeper only to watch it go agonisingly wide. While two goals from Kings’ tested the nervecentre-backs Lily Meleder and Alina Eichhorst 25 minutes played and some skilful dribbling and resolve of the Wyvern team at 4-2, theyand left-back Julia Bieganska. In the central- from Griffiths saw her deliver a low cross into battled on and scored a further three goals todefensive midfield position was Tanya the box but there was no one on the end of take the final score line to a remarkable 7-2Rowland, with Jodie Spring and Imogen Twigt it. It was only a matter of time before the win to Wyvern. A Wyvern penalty wasjust ahead in advanced attacking roles. deadlock was finally broken. dispatched expertly by returning substitutePlaying on the left-wing was Holly Shepherd, Wyvern took the lead after 30 minutes Grace Griffiths, who drilled her shot high intowith Grace Griffiths on the opposite right- played. Holly Shepherd’s low shot went the top corner to make it 5-2. Later, a brilliantwing. It was Siena Millen’s duty to lead the through the arms and legs of the Kings’ forward pass from the Wyvern midfield setattacking line as the team’s central striker. keeper before the lead was doubled up Jodie Spring who used her strength andThe game kicked off at 4pm with Wyvern moments later. Scorer Shepherd turned speed to brush past two defenders and toe-exerting early pressure with a long ball from provider this time was her low cross was poke the ball narrowly past the Kings’ keeperfull-back Bieganska up to Millen, but the tapped in at the near post by midfielder to make it 6-2. Finally, a final powerful strikestriker’s run was well-anticipated and Spring. By the time the whistle blew for half- from winger Lineham sealed the 7-2 win tosmothered by the Kings’ goalkeeper. Kings time, Wyvern had a three-goal lead with crown the Wyvern team Girls’ Districtfought back with a high-press from the team striker Millen’s fierce shot going through the Champions 2016/17. hands of the Kings’ keeper yet again. TheThe team celebrate an impressive 7-2 final victory over Kings’ School with coach Mrs Phillips 4

5District Cup Champions 2016/17 5

6AGEAS Bowl Press Day 2017AGEAS BOWL PRESS DAY 2017Pictures from a thoroughly enjoyable trip to the home of Hampshire CountyCricket, the Ageas Bowl, where Wyvern’s aspiring journalists were given the unique opportunity to interview Hampshire’s cricket stars... 6


8AGEAS Bowl Press Day 2017BRAD TAYLORBOWLERSquad No: 93DOB: 14.03.97Debut: August 2013 v Bangladesh ABest: 4-64 v Lancashire (August, 2013)Playing Style: Right Hand Bat, Right ArmBowlerBorn: Winchester, EnglandQ: How old were you when you started but when I A: I have to say my first matchplaying cricket? play matches they can go on for much (Hampshire vs Lancashire) when I was 16 longer. because it was just amazing!A: I started playing when I was around 5years old. Q: When did you join the Hampshire Q: When in a match do you feel most cricket team? under pressure?Q: Do any of your family play cricket? A: I joined the Hampshire Cricket Team A: When the batsman is doing wellA: Yes, my dad and brother. when I was 7 but I played for the because we don’t know whether we can Hampshire official adult team when I stop him from getting any wickets.Q: Were you inspired by your family to was cricket? Interview by Ruby Bennett, Victoria MacLennan & MiaA: Yes, because I saw my dad and Q: How do you train for a match?brother playing and I wanted to try Woolleyplaying cricket too. A: I just get down on the pitch and try my best with the other players on myQ: How many hours a day do you train? team and the opposing team.A: I train roughly about 3-5 hours a day Q: What is your favourite match that you have ever played? 8

9AGEAS Bowl Press Day 2017SEAN IRVINEALL-ROUNDERSquad No: 7DOB: 06.12.82Debut: April 2005 v GloucestershireBest: 237* v Somerset (May, 2010)Playing Style: Left Hand Bat, Right Arm BowlerBorn: Harare, ZimbabweSean Ervine, a vital all-rounder for In some ways yes, inHampshire who has shown his ability in terms of workload, buta 12 year career on the South Coast, it can be quitewas put on the spot and asked some rewarding, because iftesting questions about his time as a you fail with the batcricketer, from his first memories of you can always make itplaying the sport to his hopes for the up with the ball andfuture. vice versa.Sean, who grew up in Zimbabwe, has Did you play cricket growing up in one of two; making 100 for Zimbabwerepresented his country in four tests and42 limited overs matches during his Zimbabwe? against India, in Adelaide, and thencareer. He has won several trophies withHampshire, and scored centuries in the Yes. While growing up I played cricket a getting man of the match when we wonsemi-final and final of the 2005 C&GTrophy, leading Hampshire to an lot. And then I was lucky enough to play the final in 2005 for Hampshire.impressive victory in the tournament. for Zimbabwe at the age of 17, and I Who is your best friend at the club?Is it harder being an all-roundercompared to specialising in batting or played for five years. Well, there's a bunch of guys really; it'sbowling? basically all your teammates, like when Is the cricket any different there you play cricket yourself, you're playing compared to the U.K? with a whole bunch of friends. Everyone Yes it is. I'd say age group cricket and gets on with everyone which is fantastic first class cricket is a lot stronger here. so hopefully we'll have a good year this Obviously when I was playing for year and celebrate some good wins Zimbabwe it was international cricket, together. which was a lot stronger than county Is there anything Hampshire does cricket. differently to other clubs? Yeah, I guess certain clubs are pretty What is it like playing for Zimbabwe at strict in terms of regimented times of an international level? practice, whereas here it's pretty much It was great. You get to play against all left to yourself. If you feel like you need the best teams in the world, and you get to go and practise then you go and to travel the world. You're playing with a practise, otherwise it's pretty much left good bunch of guys and doing your to your own advice really when you do country proud, so it's fantastic. your preparation. What are your long term ambitions for What’s the earliest memory you have of your career? playing cricket? Well I'm probably coming towards the My earliest cricket memory was probably end of my career; I've hopefully got on a rainy day similar to this. I have two another three or four years. Hopefully younger brothers, and my middle we can win a championship, that's brother Craig plays for Zimbabwe now. something that the club hasn't done We taped up a tennis ball with sellotape, since 1970, I think, something like that. and played some pretty wet cricket; it So we're hoping to do that, and bring in a was pretty feisty. few trophies for the cabinet. What was the most memorable game Interview by you have played in? George Balmont & Zak Duthie My most memorable game was probably 9

10AGEAS Bowl Press Day 2017CHRIS WOODSALL-ROUNDERSquad No: 25DOB: 27.06.90Debut: April 2009 v GlamorganBest: 5-39 v Kent (August, 2014)Playing Style: Right Hand Bat, Left Arm BowlerBorn: Basingstoke, EnglandWas this your childhood dream? If not, “My earliest memorywhat was it? of cricket was when I“No, not at the time. I only started was about 13 years oldplaying cricket at 11 years old; I was just playing for mymassively into football but then I was club’s side inbetter at cricket so that slowly took over. Basingstoke. I guess that was when it all operation in May 2016 and I have onlyThen I got to the age of 16 and I had to started for me as a cricketer.” just got playing again. 10 months being injured is quite painful and I just wantedmake the decision of which one I would So if that was your earliest memory, to get back on the pitch.”carry on with and chose cricket.” what was your favourite?Does it run in your family? “My favourite memory was in 2012 Overall, Chris Wood is a very playing at Lords when we won the 50 successful cricket player who“It does kind of as I followed my Dad’s over competition. This made our team didn’t originally have thefootsteps but he was only a villagecricketer, he was very average. So really proud and made us realise that we ambition of becoming anoverall, I think I have followed in hisfootsteps as I played cricket like he did.” were truly a very good team.” extremely good cricket player.What was your earliest memory of Where was your favourite place you We are sure he has a lot more have played a match? success to come in the future.playing cricket? “Oh, most definitely Barbados. As well as Interview by playing cricket, it was a gorgeous island Jess Heads & Anya Woolvine which all the team thoroughly enjoyed and felt like it was such a privilege to be there. It was very hot weather too!” Have you ever been in an injured yourself whilst playing cricket? “Yes, plenty of times I have had left and right knee operation and recently torn my right shoulder. It is tough to not have an injury at the end of the season.” How did it affect your cricket training/matches? “Yeah. So I had the knee 10

11AGEAS Bowl Press Day 2017REECE TOPLEYBOWLERSquad No: 6DOB: 21.02.94Playing Style: Right Hand Bat, LeftArm BowlerBorn: Ipswich, EnglandToppers’ Time!England International andHampshire star Reece Topleygives up his time to talk to youngfans about his cricketing career it has been a year in waiting. I’m him at Hampshire until 2018. Whenand future dreams. confident and I’m ready to do well for discussed, he replied with; “I see Hampshire as the club that I want to beThe 23 year old star began his career at the club”. at until my retirement from this brilliantEssex county youth cricket club, When Topley was asked about his call up sport. I want to reach the highestfollowing in the footsteps of his father, to the England squad in 2015, he standard of cricket and I believe I can doDon Topley, who played first-class cricket described it as an “incredible feeling and that with Hampshire and England.” Hefor Essex and Surrey. The star is a left- honour”. He later added how stated that he believes he can achievearmed medium-fast paced bowler. His international games are amazing, saying; this as a Hampshire player. At Essex, hedad was always his inspiration from a learnt the trade and now coming here, “It was unbelievable! Not a lot ofvery young age. Don had encouraged he hopes he can win trophies and finish moments in your career stick in yourReece which in his eyes was very mind for long, but for those three hours I off as an athlete at this wonderfulimportant. It wasn’t just his love of the was playing, I can remember the entire that got him interested, it was the thing. It was a massive special momentlifestyle too. An advantage for Reece was for me and my family. A lot of hard work Interview by Joshua Devereux &that he started professionally at the age paying off!” Matt Salmonof 17. His Dad gave him an insight intowhat life was like in professional cricket With the most watched cricketand that’s how he’s become who he is competition in England coming up, thetoday. Natwest T20 blast, Topley was asked about his thoughts on the tournament.When asked about his recent injury and He responded with, “We’ve done well inwhether he was eager to get back into the competition in the past so we wouldthe action ‘Toppers’ responded with “Of really like to continue that form and trycourse! You’ve got a lot to prove when and make it to another Finals Day to winyou move to a new side. Unfortunately, I it. It’s great because it is a chance forwasn’t able to help the side out last year your side to play in front of thousands ofdue to this. It was annoying not being people. The ground gets packed and it’sable to get on the pitch and make some an enjoyable form of cricket for us tocontributions to the club. It wasn’t a very play. You get to go out there for 3 hoursgood season for us as a whole. We didn’t and just…play…cricket”.have much form, however, that was dueto a lot of injures. So I guess, this year The professional has recently signed athere’s a lot more pressure to deliver but new contract at the club, which will keep 11

AGEAS Bowl Press Day 2017 12 12LEWIS McMANUSALL-ROUNDERSquad No: 8DOB: 01.03.90Debut: August 2007 v NorthamptonshireBest: 169 v Somerset (May, 2011)Playing Style: Right Hand Bat, Left Arm BowlerBorn: Swindon, EnglandWhen do you feel the most pressure obviously the squad getsand why? added to every year andProbably the morning of a game or when obviously some peopleyour team is in a tricky situation; those move on to different teamsare the sort of high pressure moments so yeah, you're meeting newwhen you just need to stay calm and people all the time which is reallyexecute your skills well. Probably all days good and you're spending a lot ofthat we are playing, we are under a lot of time with each other on thepressure because everyone is very away trips and just generallycompetitive. spending so much time here at the ground playing and training.What inspired you to first play thisphysical sport? Who is your idol in cricket?Probably because I played football when Probably Adam Gillcriss becauseI was younger, then I played cricket after he was an idol-type person whenthat and I just really enjoyed that and it I was a lot younger. Obviouslyis obviously quite a bit different from there is a lot of people aroundfootball. Cricket is quite a skill based the county who I look up to likesport and I've handled the bat really well Chris Read at Nottinghamshire.since I started playing it really. There's so many people who I look up to especially those whoDo you travel a lot with the team and if play for England who have achievedso do you enjoy it? great things. As county players, weYeah we travel all over the place and strive to achieve as well.quite a lot. We used to fly but now wetravel a lot on the coach. The furthest we Is it tiring and when are yourtravelled last year would be Leeds which holidays?we will do next week but it will be a It is tiring but you sort of just learn togreat laugh travelling. get along. I mean some months, we are working 27 days out of 30 whichDo you have to follow a certain routine is tough and obviously you've gotfor a match? those travel days within that. You getI have a basic outline of what I want to the odd week off here and theretry and do before a game; I'll try and be where you would try and get awaynot to ridged with it because otherwise if for a few days but you obviouslyI doesn't, if you can't do it before a have to make sure your training isn'tgame, you don't want to be sort of tipping over as well. It is tiring beingdisrupted but there is definitely on the team because your restsomething you want to try an do and tick periods are being very before you start playing.Have you made any new friends and Interview bymet lots of new people through cricket? Naiya Stanton & Lucy RobsonYeah I mean all these players I didn'tknow before I started playing and

13AGEAS Bowl Press Day 2017RYAN STEVENSONBOWLERSquad No: 47DOB: 02.04.92Debut: September 2015 v DurhamBest: 2-40 v Surrey (June, 2016)Playing Style: Right Hand Bat, Right Arm BowlerBorn: Devon, EnglandHampshire signed fast bowler Ryan campsiteStevenson on a deal until the end of business whilethe season after spotting him, at the playing for Devonrelatively late age of 23, playing for and TorquayDevon in Minor Counties cricket. He County Cricketplayed three first-class matches in team when he2015 but was limited to four white- was spotted byball games the following summer Hampshirebecause of back trouble. director of cricket Giles White who Stevenson finished with figures ofStevenson spent most of his early offered him a trial at Hampshire to 1/33 in this innings and matchcareer playing minor counties cricket play 2nd XI cricket. figures of 1/91. Hampshire won this match by 7 wickets.for Devon. In the summer of 2015 In the 2nd innings Stevenson took hisStevenson was working on his first wicket for Hampshire, Interview byfather's farm setting up his own dismissing Graham Onions for 13 Erin Keenan & Stephanie Shipp runs caught by Jimmy Adams. 13

14AGEAS Bowl Press Day 2017LIAM DAWSONALL-ROUNDERSquad No: 8DOB: 01.03.90Debut: August 2007 v NorthamptonshireBest: 169 v Somerset (May, 2011)Playing Style: Right Hand Bat, Left Arm BowlerBorn: Swindon, EnglandWe interviewed the England international As a professionaland Hampshire star Liam Dawson who gave cricketer he has to trainus his time to catch up with his career and four times a weekambitions. during the winter and itThe 27-year-old is an all-rounder for England depends during theand Hampshire. Our first question was do you summer as Hampshireprefer batting or bowling? He said batting as play a lot of four-day games in the County Championship. In the exceptional cricketer. Also Ben Stokes and allhe thinks that he is better at it. His highest of the players who work so hard and deservescore being 169 vs Somerset which was a 4- season he said that as a team they were all of their success.” When Dawson made hisday game at the Ageas Bowl. His best bowling aiming to avoid relegation and improve their U19 debut for the Three Lions in a tour in 4-day game as he did so against Somerset. Malaysia against Pakistan in 2006/07 he wasfigures are 7/51. the leading wicket taker with outstanding figures of 6/9.Due to him bowling leg spin, he looked up to When it comes to playing, he is very nervousShane Warne as a child because he was whenever he sets himself up to bat or bowl. On September 19th 2007 he made his debutexciting. However, he wasn’t inspired by him; He said “I’m always very nervous when it for Hampshire against Yorkshire although hehe explained how his dad used to play and comes to matches but mostly when I’m didn’t get the chance to bat or bowl.watched him at Chippenham Cricket Club in struggling for form and are searching forWiltshire on the weekend and that he got form. When we asked him about if he is Interview byhim into cricket. nervous whilst bowling he replied “without a doubt all the time, some people say nerves Ryan Harfield & Will Kimble are good as they make you concentrate on the game ahead.” He travelled to Dubai played in the North VS South, in which he explained how the South were victorious in a comfortable triumph winning 3-0 vs the North and that they were happy with the result. As a result of this resounding victory he won man of the series with 105 runs and five wickets, so our congratulations to him! After this we asked how did it feel when you were called up to the England under 19’s and senior squad for the first time. ‘Daws’ replied by saying “I wasn’t expecting it at all and for me to be lucky to play for my home nation”. Next we asked who do you look up to in the England squad. He replied “Obviously Joe Root as the captain as he is such a dominant leader and such an 14

15Y7 Netball ReviewTHE Y7 WYVERN NETBALL NATIONNetball is one of the world’s leading enthusiastic people that love playing as a there are very few that are counted. Butsports that is commonly played by team! Even though our team is not as I will be sharing three tactics so you cantalented women. Men can play but it’s well known as others and we do not play win this very active game. Firstly, younot as popular. This brilliant and many matches, our school doesn't let it need at least two options to pass the ballinternational sport includes two teams get to us and we always carry on doing to so you have an extra person just inand on each team, there are several hard our best! Our team mostly consists of case something goes wrong. Secondly, ifworking players battling for the ball. The girls, so if you would like to take part ask you want to win the competitive game,equipment that you need is only a bib one of our P.E. teachers. it’s essential that your whole team needsand a ball so it’s super-simple to play and The rules are very understandable as teamwork so you can assemble andeasy to understand. shoot. Lastly, you need skills and a tiny there are not many of them. Here are bit of experience and knowledge to go with it so you know the basics.There is even a girls’ netball team in the basic rules to play this active game.Wyvern that play every Wednesday night First of all, when somebody passes theafter school. Wyvern also has teams that ball and when you receive it, it can’t I hope after this report you willcompete in the Wyvern House Games move with it. You are only allowed to encourage you to join the free-for-allwhere students can play their chosen pivot on one foot while the other one is netball team which you can join anysport to crown the ultimate House. pivoting you around. Secondly, no week. You may choose to play netballThere are four house teams immersed in physical contact with any other player competitively or just do it as a hobbythis tournament and they are involved. The last and most important outside of school in order to keep fit andNightingale, Austin, Wickham and Lisle. rule is just to have fun and be a team healthy; it’s your choice. Make sure youNetball is a sport mostly played by player so you will do anything (that is make the right decision and play the Y7women and is very fun to take part in. allowed) for them in the games. Wyvern netball regardless.Here at Wyvern, we have an amazing There are many tactics to defeat your By Lucy Robson and Naiya Stantonnetball team filled with talented, opponent so you can win the match, butNetball is a leading sport for WD/Wing Defence – they need to At Wyvern, as well as our own team, there is also a “non-schoolwomen all around the world, but stop the other team scoring. run” club called Ravens Netball. This is a club with an age range ofdo you know what the positions GD/Goal Defence – defend the Years 2-7. If this interests you, it isdo? If not, you’re about to find goal from other team. Tuesday after college in the Sportsout! Hall. GA/Goal Attack – feed the ball toGK/Goal Keeper – defends the goal shoot so they can shoot. Visit their website for more info!goal when the opponents GS isabout to shoot. By Mia Woolley Shoot – shoots for theirteam.C/Centre – in the centre to getthe ball before the other team’scentre can.WA/Wing Attack – they need tomake as many open shootpossibilities by passing the ball toteam. 15

16Y7 Netball ReviewPLAYER INTERVIEWSInterview with netball? A: About 3 years now. Q: Are you a good team player? A: Martha Yes, I think I am very good at netball Q: Have you made any new friends and can influence the others and Penn-Barwell since playing netball at Wyvern? A: teach them how to play. Yes.(7N3) Q: What is your favourite part about Q: What position do you play? A: There are two positions that I like; playing netball? A: Having theQ: What is it like being in the netball exhilaration of having to pass the ball wing attack (wa) or goal attack (ga).team? A: It is really good and really quickly. Q: Do you like playing with yourexciting because you are getting fit Q: What got you inspired to play teammates/in a team? A: Yesand having fun. netball? A: My best friend because because we can predict what movesQ: Would you recommend it for she does lots of netball tournaments our team are going to try and weothers who are interested? A: Yes and goes to lots of netball clubs. know what space to move into tobecause it is a really good way to Q: What is essential when playing? know what moves we are going tomake new friends, meet other A: Teamwork because your try.people and improve your netball teammates have got to realise when Interview byskills. you are trying to pass the ball and Naiya StantonQ: How long have you been playing when it is time for them to pass the ball to you. Interview with usually play in? A: I seem to be honest, we don’t have any Mia Woolley remember specifically playing in subs on our team because we (7A3) red but pink is my favourite and don’t really need them. lucky colour because even thoughQ: How would you describe how we didn’t win when we played in Q: Who do you play best with onyour team play? A: We pink, I still feel like we played well your team, and why do you playcommunicate well and we all try and had fun. best with them? A: I play bestand take part and even if we are with Kaitlin and Martha becausein the wrong place at the wrong Q: Will you be competing in the we are good friends and we alltime we still try and get back the next house games? A: Uh, duh… know each other’s abilities andball. YES OF COURSE!!! limits.Q: Does your team usually win Q: What is your game tactic for Q: Are you confident for the up-the netball games that you play? winning a game/ scoring? A: coming match? A: We haven’tA: It depends who is playing on Well, I usually just play as well as I practiced in 2 weeks so I don’tour team and who is playing on can. I have fun, and try and use know how we will play but I feelthe opposing team really. my brain even if the match is confident anyway! really stressful.Q: What colours does your team Interview by Q: Does your team have lots of substitutes on your team? A: To Ruby Bennett 16

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18RugbyEASTLEIGH BATTER BASINGSTOKEEastleigh clinched promotion after an exciting 80 minutes against Basingstoke with the result ending 0-31 in favour of Eastleigh. A James Boyce double sealed the deal for the visiting side.Despite a couple of changes to the squad simplest of scores. The conversion was Baldwin left the scoreboard displayingdue to injury, Eastleigh started the game unsuccessful and Eastleigh were asking Basingstoke 0-31 Eastleigh. The whistleextremely well. After series of for the bonus point. Basingstoke 0-17 went for full time and Eastleigh pickedbreakdowns and infringements, a clear Eastleigh. up their 18th league victory of thegap was on the left hand side and Adam After a poor restart, Eastleigh gained season.Gallagher picked the perfect line and ran possession and ran straight back at thethrough to score the first try of the Basingstoke defence. After great carries Full Time: Basingstoke 0 – 31 Eastleigh.match. Phil Baldwin duly converted to from Paul Fudio and Will Todd, lots ofpost the score at 0-7. space was created and a brilliant show Having later found out other results in and go from scrum-half Sean Hayes saw the London South West 3 division,After series of penalties and scrums, Eastleigh in for the bonus point. Phil Eastleigh were confirmed promotedEastleigh’s mounting pressure proved to Baldwin converted from a tight angle and along with Farnham RUFC and will bothbe too much for Basingstoke and some added a further 2 points to the score play in London South West 2 nextlovely hands down the right flank saw season.Jack Berry in for the try. The conversion board to extend the lead 0-24. There were many good performances onwas missed and the score stood 0-12. With minutes left to play, the final piece the pitch including John Williams, RobChances were falling for both sides of the Eastleigh jigsaw puzzle was put Sutherland and Dan Achilles; however,however when it came to the execution, into place. A clean interception from Man of the Match went to skipper Paulthe ball was either stripped, knocked-on James Boyce saw him run in Fudio for his all-round performance.or passed forward. No further points unchallenged under the posts for his By Joshua Devereuxwere scored before half time and the second of the match and Eastleigh’s fifth.score showed 0-12 when the referee A successful conversion from Philblew his whistle for thebreak. The team celebrate promotion to London South-West 2Half Time: Basingstoke 0 –12 Eastleigh.Both sides started thesecond half slowly howeverEastleigh’s dominance inthe game continued. Thewind picked up andconditions were becomingharder for the players.Meanwhile, Eastleigh tookadvantage of Basingstoke’smistakes and were in forthe next score. As theyedged closer towards thetry line, the visitors loftedthe ball wide and JamesBoyce was in for the 18

19FootballMAGIC MONACO SCARE CITY Manchester City come from behind twice to lead the first leg oftheir Champions League last-16 tie against Monaco in a 5-3 thriller!The game was set to a very high scoring affair with penalty came from the left-hand side where Mendy redeem himself… Could he finish it off? Yes, heboth teams having been very prolific in front of goalthis season. With City battering Barcelona in the made an incredible run before putting a fantastic could! It fell straight on to the right foot the £50mgroup stage and Monaco beating PSG by the samescore line of 3-1, it was set to be a thriller, and that and pacey ball into the box where Falcao advanced man and he couldn’t miss. A great 10 minutes ofit was! The game was off to a thrilling start withCity passing it round the back in the dangerous way towards the ball before being tripped by Otamendi; football for Manchester City. 4-3 to City. Game on.they do. They survived for then but Monaco werefoolish to let them have all the possession as City a silly challenge to make considering the position Could it get any better? City weren’t done yet justpounced and struck first in the 26th minute. It was the Columbian was in. The penalty was a difficult five minutes later. They were on the attack again;some great skill by Leroy Sane down the left-hand one for Falcao who had thousands of city fans some great passing from Silva, Aguero and Touréside, beating three players before playing a one- wailing and screaming at him. Caballero had saw them play the ball back over the top fortwo with David Silva and playing a lovely ball across studied his penalties; he knew where he was going Aguero, who slid the ball past Subansic into thethe six-yard box for Sterling to tap in. 1-0 City! to put it but could he make the save? It was a slow feet of Leroy Sane who couldn’t miss. Lovely build and jiggered run up and so was the penalty; it was up play made an easy finish for Sane’s firstSterling may have been a foot off side but that’s weak, poorly placed but it was still a great save by champions league goal for City. 5-3 City!not the worst case of poor officiating in this game. the City keeper.City’s lead didn’t last long as the blues switched offand allowed Monaco back into the game. But the Just seven minutes later the City team, now full of Nine minutes to play plus added time; could Citylead was over just six minutes later when Caballero confidence from the penalty save, burst forward on hang to their 2-goal lead? It was a tense fewmade a sloppy clearance off another player’s back the counter-attack with Sterling at the heart of it. minutes which saw Zabaleta and Navas join theas he played it straight to Fabinho who picked it up He made short work of the Monaco midfield and field to sure up the defence and add stamina to thebrilliantly and whipped a wonderful ball into Falcao then played a fantastic through ball to Sergio attack. Monaco continued to send the ball long intowho finished it with a sublime diving header! 1-1! Aguero who touched it past Kamil Glik before firing the City half but they couldn’t find a way through his shot towards the hand of Subansic but the shot with Zabaleta at the back. Should he have started?A thrilling start to a game that was living up to the was too powerful and went through the hands of With three minutes of added time to be played,expectations that made of it. But just minutes later, the Croatian shot stopper. 2-2! was this night that City’s Champions Leaguearguably the most controversial moment of the fortunes changed? It is the full time whistle. 5-3;game, came as Aguero was played through by KevinDe Bruyne he rounded the Monaco keeper But just minutes later, Monaco lead again! It was what a game! A thriller right to the end and a well-Subansic and proceeded to clip the ankle of theArgentine who went down. Aguero was booked for another over the top ball by the French side which deserved victory in the end for Manchester Citydiving by the Spanish official Antonio Lahoz who isnow hated by all City fans. And then one bad thing Falcao collected and proceeded to beat Stones who were the better team over all in the game.lead to another for City as the French side took thelead, two goals in eight minutes for Monaco. What easily; a slip was all that was needed to put the What will the second leg bring?happened to the City team that were dominatingthe game? But it was a fantastic attack by the side Columbian through one-on-one with Caballero who By Zak Duthiefrom south France. It was a silly challenge by came out to meet him but swiftly back tracedFernandinho that got him a yellow card and thenthe English side fell asleep so Fabinho played before being chipped by Falcao. Aanother great ball this time over the top. Mbappescooped it up and sprinted past the sleeping centre wonderful goal. But one that could have-back Otamendi, blasting his shot past the hand ofthe City keeper Caballero. 2-1! It was another great been avoided so easily. Sloppy from City. 3- Sane takes short corner to Kevin De Bruyneassist by Fabinho, who was a City transfer targetbefore kick-off. City hadn’t given up yet though as a 2.mistake by Subansic gifted Sane the ball, but hecouldn’t capitalise on the chance as Raggi cleared it Just when you thought Monaco had sealedoff the line with a bicycle kick! The game was still the deal, City started the fightback with 10on; what would happen in the second half? minutes of relentless pressure from the home side and Monaco’s lead was taken. ItMonaco were on the offence again winning a was a wonderful left footed corner bypenalty three minutes into the second half. The David Silva who had been relatively quiet before now. He put a lovely ball into the box which went past everyone apart from Sergio Aguero who finished it with a lovely right footed volley in to the back of the net. Anything Falcao can do Aguero, can do something of the same quality. What a game 3-3! Then just six minutes later, another fantastic ball in from a corner, this time from Kevin De Bruyne, and again it went over the heads of the first few players, but this time it fell to John Stones. A chance to 19


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