Students with headteacher

U9 A & B v Ardingly

12th October 2017

On a wet windy day, the boys were looking forward to another match. We played 7 a side for both matches – the boys all played and some in different positions! 

The As probably played their best match of the season. The work rate was very good with players both defending and attacking in good numbers. Everyone tried to play passing football – the improvement in control and looking for space as been impressive during the football season. As Ardingly were also passing the football, it was a treat to referee. The As lost 2-0 but we did have at least three good chances which we couldn’t put away. The positive is  that these chances were created.

The Bs put up a good fight but were a little over run by a more physical and athletic side. They lost 3-1 which was a little harsh with two Ardingly goals being scored in the last two minutes.

There were moments of skill with drag backs and solid tackling and simple passing. The boys have really come together as a squad by encouraging each other, working and tackling hard but as a squad lack a little depth. They have all improved and more importantly seem to like playing sport and the memories and experiences it can give.

Winning is not everything, progression is the most important value at any level. I will not name names but we had some inexperienced players succeeding in drag backs and dribbling and making strong solid tackles which is a big credit to the whole squad.

Cheers boys! 

Squad –  Marcos, Harry, Rex, Charlie, Henry, Arun, Alex S, Yuki, Meet, Alex G, Matthew, John and Ted .

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 headpa@copthorneprep.co.uk.