It has been a busy few weeks for fives at Belmont. On Saturday 24th February we had our first ever fixture against Westway, a new community Fives project for local schools around the Westway Sports Club in Shepherds Bush. At first pair we had Charlie Graville and Toby Skelly, second pair was Christopher Ioannou and Luke Chesney, and then playing up a year as U11’s we had Jake Turner and Max Robinson. Congratulations to Luke, who was making his debut for the Belmont team! It was a fantastic match with great parental support, and some extremely high class fives matches taking place. Fortunately, it was a Belmont win!
Toby and Charlie won 3-0 (12-7, 12-2, 12-5), Christopher and Luke won 3-0 (12-10, 12-5, 12-6), and Jake and Max won 2-1 (12-4, 12-7, 6-12)
Yesterday, myself and Mr McGuinness took eleven Year 5 boys to go and play at Eton College in the U11 Fives Nationals. A fantastic opportunity to get lots of Fives matches against schools from around the country. Playing in this competition was: Jake Turner, Max Robinson, Aden Bradman, Jamie Coffer, Samuel Coffer, Carter Crocker, Louis Garske, Dhruv Jain, Charlie O’Mahoney, Jaiveer Sandhu, and Saavan Shah. The boys all had a great day and the improvement was something special to note from all of them! Jake and Max came second in their group and then in the first knockout round had a very impressive win over Cranleigh 2-0. Unfortunately they then came up against the number 1 seeded pair which although was a good match, did not go the Belmont way. Aden and Louis came third in their group and had a very good first knockout round match against Highgate which was extremely close and could have gone either way! Unfortunately again it wasn’t quite to be for Belmont. The other boys all progress well in the plate competition, getting lots of matches with impressive wins from the Belmont team over Berkhamsted, Highgate, Ipswich, Summerfields, Cranleigh, and others! The day was finished by a visit into Eton’s main courtyard to see where the game was invented!
Next week the U12s will be attending their National Championships on Monday, and for the first time ever, Belmont will be entering the U13 girls Nationals on Wednesday next week. Good luck to all of them and well done again to the year 5s!