YOUTH RUGBY: Holyrood boys crowned champions of South Somerset

YOUTH RUGBY: Holyrood boys crowned champions of South Somerset

Posted: 6th December 2017
THE Holyrood Academy Year Seven boys’ rugby squad from Chard produced an outstanding performance on Tuesday (December 5, 2017) to beat Huish Episcopi Academy 25pts-15 and be crowned South Somerset champions. An enthusiastic crowd of over 100 came to Chard RFC to watch the match under the floodlights and were treated to some outstanding rugby displayed by all the young…

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YOUTH HOCKEY: Excellent win for Holyrood Under-13s

YOUTH HOCKEY: Excellent win for Holyrood Under-13s

Posted: 10th November 2017
HOLYROOD Academy's Under-13 boys in Chard faced a strong Castle School side from Taunton in their first hockey game of the season. The team consisted of some experienced Year Eight students and Year Seven students who had never played hockey before. The boys were apprehensive as they watched Castle warm-up, but all nerves appeared to diminish as the whistle signalled the…

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YOUTH HOCKEY: Holyrood hockey girls are district champions

YOUTH HOCKEY: Holyrood hockey girls are district champions

Posted: 22nd October 2017
THE Holyrood Academy Year Seven girls’ hockey team in Chard travelled to Huish Episcopi on Wednesday (October 18, 2017) for their second district tournament of the year. The girls played five teams throughout the afternoon in some blustery, miserable conditions on a difficult surface. The team, led by Lola Saxby, played absolutely brilliantly in all of their games;…

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YOUTH RUGBY: Holyrood boys continue winning streak with double success

YOUTH RUGBY: Holyrood boys continue winning streak with double success

Posted: 22nd October 2017
HOLYROOD Academy's Year Seven boys’ rugby squad in Chard concluded a busy but successful first half-term with back-to-back wins. The victories came against Castle School Taunton and The Kings School, Ottery St Mary, in their last week before the half-term holidays. Both opposition schools are highly-regarded as in the top sporting schools in the whole of the South West…

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YOUTH HOCKEY: Holyrood’s Year 11 girls battle hard to see off Preston

YOUTH HOCKEY: Holyrood’s Year 11 girls battle hard to see off Preston

Posted: 18th October 2017
THE Holyrood Academy Year 11 hockey girls team in Chard had their second league game of the season against Yeovil’s Preston School. The home team was looking to build on their strong 5-0 win against Stanchester Academy the week before, but they were missing a few players so the girls were not very optimistic at the push off. The first-half was extremely well-matched with…

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YOUTH HOCKEY: Holyrood girls start league well with Amy hitting four

YOUTH HOCKEY: Holyrood girls start league well with Amy hitting four

Posted: 18th October 2017
THE Year Eight hockey girls from Holyrood Academy in Chard travelled to Huish Episcopi for their first league match of the season. The girls were apprehensive as they knew the 3G surface was going to be different to what they were used to. But Holyrood started the match on Tuesday (October 17, 2017) brilliantly with Amy Bristow hitting the back of the net five minutes…

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YOUTH RUGBY: Holyrood team reaches next round of NatWest National Schools Cup

YOUTH RUGBY: Holyrood team reaches next round of NatWest National Schools Cup

Posted: 27th September 2017
HOLYROOD Academy’s Year Ten rugby squad in Chard has progressed to the Second Round of the prestigious NatWest National Schools Cup. The team triumphed 17pts-nil against Crispin School, of Street, in wet and windy conditions. Tries were scored by Harry Clifford, Nathan Fowler and Lewis Hole with James Salaman kicking one conversion. PHOTO - TOP: Player of the match Seb…

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YOUTH RUGBY: Resounding win for Holyrood’s new Year Seven team

YOUTH RUGBY: Resounding win for Holyrood’s new Year Seven team

Posted: 22nd September 2017
THE new Holyrood Academy’s Year Seven boys rugby squad in Chard got off to a flying start to the season with a resounding 40pts-nil over Sherborne’s Gryphon School. Standout players for the day were captain William Lees, William Reid and Harvi Gardiner with two tries apiece, and Archie Spokes. Miller Broom was awarded man of the match for his work rate and tackling. Head…

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YOUTH HOCKEY: Holyrood’s Year Eight girls get off to a winning start

YOUTH HOCKEY: Holyrood’s Year Eight girls get off to a winning start

Posted: 22nd September 2017
THE Year Eight girls from Holyrood Academy travelled to Yeovil on Tuesday (September 19, 2017) for their first hockey match of the season. The girls were looking for a strong start at the Yeovil Recreation Ground where they came up against a team from The Park School – in a bid to ensure they hit the ground running for the up-and-coming league fixtures. The first half…

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GOLF: Seniors at Cricket St Thomas battle against bad weather

GOLF: Seniors at Cricket St Thomas battle against the elements

Posted: 13th August 2017
  THIRTY-SEVEN senior golfers from Cricket St Thomas Golf Club braved the elements last Monday (August 7, 2017) to enter the August qualifying medal competition. Steady rain made the conditions difficult, and praise must go to the three players who returned below par scores. In Division One, Martin Leigh just held off a challenge from Frank Martin to take the honours by…

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