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U9C Rugby v Handcross Park – Feb 2017

10th February 2017

On a very cold winter afternoon, the U9C rugby team came out very enthusiastically to play their match against Handcross. What a game it was!

Copthorne were superb in attack and played well to go 2 tries ahead through Daniel J and Lewis. The lead was lost through 2 tries by Handcross, but the boys bounced back in a great team effort to constantly regain the lead, when Handcross kept equalising.

Half time saw Copthorne lead 7-6, but a few minutes into the second half, the boys were trailing 10-7, after Handcross burst over the try line for quick tries. However, the continual grit and determination of the boys of Copthorne saw them equalise, before regaining the lead when it mattered most – right at the end! At 10-10, it was a try a piece, back and forward before it was 12-12, thanks to two tries by Nathan and Daniel V-H, but right at the end, in the final play, Lewis burst over for his hatrick in the corner to win the game 13-12.

Well done, boys! Thoroughly deserved win!


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