Writing: Monty Weatherall (Year 10)
This half term has seen a good start to sport at DCGS. Hundreds of students from Year 7 to the Sixth Form have represented the school in numerous sports.
In rugby, the seniors have started off well, with many students getting involved - notably some Year 11s gaining invaluable experience playing senior rugby for the 1st XV or the 2nd XV. Year 11 have put in some good performances, beating Watford Grammar in an exciting fixture and narrowly losing to a strong Haberdashers' team. Year 10 have safely secured their place in the next round of the Natwest vase tournament after putting in a thrilling performance to beat Parmiter's School 64-7. In the junior school, Year 9 most notably beat Forest school 31-5, while Year 8 is certainly an exciting year for Challoner's rugby: over 50 boys have represented the school and they are working for the Bucks cup title after they beat Burnham Grammar 57-0. Year 7 have shown potential after they won one game and lost one in their first caps against Forest School.
In football the Year 7 team have adjusted well to playing on smaller pitches. It has been goals galore and they have put in some fantastic performances like their win over Chalfonts 9-0 and their hammering of Westminster School 10-0 in the national cup. Alex Lee starred with 9 of the 19 goals. Year 9 football has been a great success. Their best performance by far came against Beaconsfield School when they won 14-0. The B team have also been competing well in the district league. The Year 10 team have moved into the next round of the Bucks cup after putting in a fantastic performance against Bourne End, winning 6-1. The 1st team have started with a 100% record including wins over Milton Keynes and Royal Latin. They also played in a great match to draw 3-3 with Eton College.
In cross country, our Junior and Intermediate teams competed at the ESAA cup first round at Cottesloe School. In the junior race, Angus Williams ran superbly to win. Alex Aldred and Tom Hunter were also in the top 10, whilst our other three runners Patrick Coyle, Daniel Cox and Angus Love all finished in the top 20. Our Intermediate team, led by Redford Denson of Year 10, won in 2nd place overall - qualifying for the Regional Final.
Thank you to Mr Deadman and his team for taking their time to organise and support all the fixtures this half term.