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U11 ‘B’ Hockey v Handcross Park

12th November 2016

The U11B’s had a tough game today against HXP on our grass pitch. After the rain this morning the pitch was heavy and the ball didn’t run very well.

The first half saw all the girls camped out in the middle of the pitch with the ball not travelling very far at all. Hard tackles were going in from both sides and it was the HXP team that managed to penetrate our defence once in the first half; going up hill; but Tia (in goal) made a great clearance with her boot! The first half ended in a 0-0 stalemate and we were going to have to battle hard to keep out HXP who would be attacking downhill in the second.

It was all about the visitors during the second half with the advantage of attacking downhill and the Copthorne girls making really hard work of clearing the ball from the D and getting passed the half-way line. Freya and Tali worked tirelessly in defence ably assisted by Ruby and they tackled hard to make it difficult for the HXP forwards. However, the HXP players persisted and were rewarded with 2 goals.

Tanishka was nominated as player of the match for her persistent tackling and trying to run with the ball into space. A really hard game in difficult conditions but the Copthorne girls should be proud of the way they never gave up and tackled to the end. Well done to the team: Tali (Capt), Freya, Ruby, Tanishka, Alayna, Tia (GK), Romilly, Lacey & Keisha


Virtual Open Day

Another Virtual Open Day!


Our next Virtual Open Day will take place on Saturday 3 October where we will share a link to an exclusive Open Morning page. The page will contain more information about our school and videos showing ‘A day in the Nursery/Pre-Prep/Prep School’.

Should you wish to speak to the Headmaster & Head of Pre-Prep in person, you are also invited for a 1:1 (socially distanced) chat at your convenience.

To book an appointment, or to register your place for the Virtual Open Day, please email our Registrar, Kathryn Billingham-West on