Highfield Girls' Football League Fixtures
Before half term, the Highfield Girls' football team played two league fixtures against Grays Farm and Southborough respectively. Against Grays Farm, goals from Zara P (2) and Morgane, her first for Highfield, secured a dominant 3-1 win. A day later, we travelled to Southborough, where we secured a tight 1-0 win against a physical Southborough side, Zara again on the scoresheet. Our next fixture is a return to fortress Highfield for a rematch with local rivals Hayes, following our tight 0-0 draw earlier in the season.
Well done girls!
Highfield Netball squad meet Ama Agbeze, England Netball Captain!!
On Saturday 9th February the Highfield Netball squad went on a VIP visit to watch a Superleague netball match – London Pulse v Surrey Storm at The Copperbox. We were treated to a tour of the stadium, including a look in the changing room and who should we meet in there, but Ama Agbeze, the captain of London Pulse, who is also the England Netball team captain. You may have seen her playing when England won the Commonwealth Games last summer. We were able to ask questions and take photos with her. We were given pink Pulse t-shirts so we could support the home team.
We then met the Pulse mascot, Pulse the Panther. Then we watched the match, we had seats right at the front behind the team bench. Unfortunately Pulse lost the match, but it was a great game to watch, to see how fast and physical netball can be. After the match we went onto the court for photos with the team and we could get autographs of the players.
We also had a photo with the London Pulse players after the match. We had a great evening and hopefully the squad are inspired for when we represent Bromley at the London Youth Games in March!
Girls' Football Team Report 8th February
On Friday 8th February, the Highfield girls' football team travelled to Clare House to play our first league fixture of 2019. On a wet day, the astroturf surface proved challenging for both sides at first, though as the game wore on, Highfield started to adapt and play our usual counter-attacking game.
After some early pressure, expertly defended by Scarlett B and Holly D, Highfield took the lead with a stunning 20 yard strike curled into the bottom corner by Katie N, her first goal for the school.
This spurred Clare House into action, and with the wind at their backs, they were able to mount sustained pressure on the Highfield goal, eventually scoring four goals in quick succession, to leave the final score looking more one sided than the game deserved.
Well done to all of the girls, with our player of the match being Ruby S for an all-action display in midfield!
On Thursday 7th February, Highfield took two teams to the Bromley Schools Tag Rugby tournament at Park House Rugby Club. Both teams were put in groups in the morning to determine which competition they qualified for in the afternoon.
The Ayres Arrows had a fantastic morning, beating Crofton, St Marks and St James and only narrowly losing to 3-2 to Oak Lodge, with 2 disallowed tries the difference between the sides.
Our finishing position meant we qualified for the main cup competition in the afternoon, competing for the overall borough title. The team played superbly in the afternoon, going unbeaten with draws against Balgowan (in a thrilling 4-4 shootout), Bickley (in which we conceded on the last play of the game to draw 3-3), Oak Lodge (2-2) and a fantastic 4-2 victory against local rivals Pickhurst.
This meant we finished 3rd overall, a fantastic achievement. Throughout the day, Euan D and Luca H were evasive and elusive, being joint top scorers with 7 tries each. Captain Sam Y was an inspiration in defence, and there was some fantastic last ditch tagging from Katie N and Lily A on the wings.
The Davies Darts started out the day extremely well, with a draw 2-2 against Southborough, a 3-1 finish against Clare House, another win against Oak Lodge finishing 2-1 and unfortunately two losses of 3-1 to Red Hill and Balgowan. Due to our great morning it meant that we were put into the B Cup Competition. This was a difficult but our team tried their hardest and did the school proud. The first match against Hayes finishing 3-1, the next against Red Hill finishing 4-2 followed by a 1-0 win against Valley. We played St James next finishing with a draw of 2-2. The last game was against Balgowan who we lost to in the morning.
We managed to finish with a draw of 3-3. During the day our main scorers were, Albie, Joe and Ted. Well done to the whole for the outstanding day. You did Highfield proud, well done!
Pictured: Arrows Receiving their Medals in Assembly