As we get closer and closer to Christmas, sport at Tiffin has yet to slow down for the holidays! We have some great results to report on in our rugby block fixture against St. George’s Weybridge, as well as success for the U16’s in our basketball program playing in the London Youth Games.
On a chilly Saturday morning, the U16’s faced an uphill task against a strong St. George’s Weybridge, where they lost 31-12 last season. With the improvement they’ve made in the previous weeks, confidence was high and that translated into a dominant defensive display which led to Tiffin capitalising on St. George’s mistakes and scoring off turnovers with quick decisive hands out wide. The final result was 35-17, an impressive victory which the boys were elated about, as were we! Two other victories against St. George’s came from the U15B’s who won 19-7, and the U13C’s winning 50-5, further cementing the depth of rugby in our year groups and progression they continue to make.
The 3rd XV also managed to win their first game of the season against Wilson’s School 22-19. It was a game played in great spirit and we’re really proud of the fact that we are able to have 26 players involved in a 3rd XV match, further showing that depth in our rugby program aforementioned. Well done to the few U16B’s who stepped up and played a part in that fixture too in their first taste of senior rugby, a good experience for them after their win last week as well.
With the rugby fixtures at the weekend cancelled due to the forecasted hard ground, it creates a well-earned rest for everyone except for the 1st XV and the U14A’s who will play on Grasshoppers RFC’s 4G pitch where all eyes will be on them – best of luck to those involved, and for everyone else, enjoy the rest!
On Tuesday evening, ten U16 basketballers walked to The Kingston Academy to compete in the London Youth Games where the winners would be invited to represent Kingston at the next stage of the Games. In their first competitive fixture of the season, Tiffin took it in their stride and managed to amass an eight-point lead in the second quarter after a nice run led by Alex, playing a year up with ease. After we had built the lead, we managed to maintain the gap by some smart play and Tiffin ended up winning 57-48. Huge congratulations to those involved and we look forward to the honour of representing Kingston in the next round!
That concludes our sports roundup for the week. Good luck to all Tiffin athletes representing the school until the next update!