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|Double win should ensure a place in the Y8 league final|
|Angmering v Shoreham Academy
Having watched our two opponents fight out a 14-14 draw, Angmering kicked off and immediately put Shoreham under pressure. Severall phases of good running and passing from the backs and excellent rucking from the forwards saw Callum MacDonald score in the right corner. Similar play saw Joe Scott cut back inside running a great line to split the Shoreham defence and score under the posts. Just before half time Connor Wheat showed a clean pair of heels passing defender after defender, as he swerved around the last defender he was tripped over giving the referee no choice but to award a penalty try to Angmering.
The second half followed the pattern of the first with the Angmering pack dominating scrums and the loose, allowing Sam Egan to unleash the backline. Our fourth try came from a poor clearance kick caught by Joe Scott who beat his man and fed Harrison Sims who side stepped two defenders to score and then convert. In fact Harrison finished with a 100% success rate with the boot converting the last try after a classic pick up from the back of the scrum saw No.8 Josh Wood storm over for the final score.
Final score: Angmering 35 Shoreham Academy 0
Angmering v The Littlehampton Academy
An easy win surely……… So thought the Angmering team until the TLA fly half picked up a lose ball and scampered past some ineffective tackling to give our opponents the lead. Fortunately this seemed to wake up Angmering who came to life when second row Owain Clarke smashed through several tackles to level the scores. He may not have the acceleration of a sports car but when he gets going it’s like being hit by a truck..
Angmering received the re start and several strong drives by the pack led to a flowing move down the backline finished well in the corner by Callum MacDonald. Another jinking break by Harrison Sims and a clever inside pass saw strong running flanker Dylan Keppler score under the posts. Great team play and relentless pressure saw Harrison Sims score another well worked try before Cameron Harmer caught the final restart and bounded down the wing most unlike a second row to finish the game with a final try. Harrson kicked 4 out of 5 kicks at goal.
Final score: Angmering 33 The Littlehampton Academy 7
|Rowing success for Jordan Simper|
|Jordan herself expressed an interest in rowing after watching team GB in the olympics last year. Jordan enrolled into Worthing Rowing Club in September and she has not looked back since. The coaches at the club have always maintained that her dedication and focus will win her success and they could'nt have been more accurate.
Jordan won the J16 Girls County Championship two weeks ago and will take part in the National Finals next week in London.
Jordan and her partner (Elise) have been invited to join the Team GB Junior Rowing Squad. From here on, they will be trained by team GB Coaches to international level, working towards the World Championships later this year and the Olympics in Rio. Jordan and Elise will attend their first training camp over the Easter weekend at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham.
Congratulations to Jordan we are very proud of you.
In July Jordan along with Sophie Palmer and Holly Marsh will be taking part in a week long rowing training session at Eton Dorney where the London 2012 rowing took place.
|Angmering U17 record comfortable win over Worthing College U17|
|Angmering failed to get out of 3rd gear but managed to coast to a 23-7 victory over Worthing College. With a little bit more care and awareness, Angmering could have made the score a bigger one and they must learn to be ruthless and be at full tilt for the full 80 minutes. It was a good chance to see what the two sides would have as an Under 18 side next year for the Sussex Leage and cup.
The starting line up was hit by Alex Jones injury during the warm up. Luke Cundy came into start on the wing and Jack Hodges came back into the second row to replace Ben Butt who along with Tom Beasley, Nick Sopp, Toby Redman, Oli Sambrook and Harry Perry, dropped out due to the U17 nature of the game.
The game started in bizzare fashion with Worthing sending the ball to their 12 who “threw” the ball forwards, picked it up off the ground and ran into score. Everyone was expecting a whistle to blow for a knock on but were baffled when it didnt come. Angmering righted the wrong within 3 minutes and superb forward work from Liam Young, Alex Gage and Benj Ardern saw Angmering set up camp on the Worthing 22. Martyn Swift, who had his best game of the season, fed the ball to James Burn. He stepped outside his counter part and through a gap to run in for Angmerings first try of the game.
From the restart, Tom Jenner secured possession and with help from George Whisson and Jack Hodges, they set the ball up nicely. James Burn offloaded the ball inside to Harvey Bevan who cythed through Worthings defences to make 30 yards. James Collins was then into the game with quick ball from Swift again. He continued to make territory. This led to a penalty that James Burger nicely converted. Another penalty was to follow.
Bevan then got in on the try scoring trail, when Burger and Collins were used as dummy runners and Jake Witney became 2nd reciever from full back. Witney had a much improved performance all day and he crashed the ball. Ball was then shifted to the blind side where Benji Ardern offloaded to Bevan who burst 2 tackles to touch down to take Angmerings half time lead to 20 – 7.
At half-time, it was a testament to the boys that they were very disappointed. A succession of missed opportunites despite the fact they had a healthy lead, dominated the half time talk. Half time saw U16 talent Calum Scott make his first appearance for the academy and he didnt disappoint, showing that in the second half he offers vision and good decision making. He will make a excellent edition to the side in the next two years. He replaced Luke Cundy who was back after 3 weeks out. He impressed also and as usual he was excellent in defence. Ed Green was not used as much as he could have been but will be again pleased with how solid he has become both in attack and defence – he also unlucky to have been called offside for a first half interception. Angmerings organisation in defence has continued to improve and when they were forced to defence, allbeit in small periods, they stepped up and did not allow another score from Worthing for the entire game.
A scrappy second half saw the introduction also of Tayler Forrester and Max Stuttard, both talented U16 players who the boys are looking forward to having with the Academy next year. A solitary penalty from Burger was all that either team had to show for a scrappy second half that was very stop-start. Brendan Kruger was another player to come back into the fold and the team are looking forward to hopefully seeing more of him next year.
Overall a very convincing win and Angmering will see this as a job done but will need to step up to the higher gears next year in what promises to be an exciting 2013/14 season.
|Y7 Rugby Quarter Final Success|
|The County Cup quarter-final saw Angmering demolish The Forest for Boys School from Horsham 30-5, but there wasn’t great play just on the pitch. Reece Crittal gave up his place on the bus so Nial Cahill could play the match and because of this Reece was rightly awarded ‘man of the match’ number 1.
As the whistle blew, Angmering advanced on the ball, Olly Hemsley started in super form offloading the ball and rucking effectively when needed most. Seconds later Olly stepped through a gap and Max Boxall steamed over the try line, 5-0. Next saw Brodie Hickey use his lightening pace to get past the first line of defence and unselfishly passed to Leesun Donaldson (who had a terrific game committing himself to anything and everything). Leesun touched down sending Angmering 10-0 up.
Toby Hother rucked and scrummed with huge power in both halves as a result of this James Waller managed to dig the ball out of the ruck only to ‘pick and go’ into the crunch zone, 15-0.
With half time nearing, a chaotic last play saw Forest force power in the rucks keeping the ball and managing to score despite Alex Fewkes and Jamie Smiths’ efforts to hold the ball up. The whistle blew for halftime 15-5 the score.
Straight from the word go Angmering grew as a team, winning scrums and rucks and passing the ball well too. Aaron Alexander had a near miss at scoring a try with great play from him, also Nathan Caughlin played tremendously in the second half skilling player after player. Nial Cahill came on at scrum half and his quick step gained precious yards leading to the next try scored by James with a run through a gap in their defence which paid the price, 20-5.
Rhys Martin was exceptional along with Alfie Lister - their stunning combination set up Max Boxall to score the best try of the game dodging players, 25-5.
Taylor Cox and Taylor Reed were a great threat running fantastic lines and committing themselves to tackles keeping Forest at bay. Jack Turner made fine catches all day long from the kicks and intercepting them.
Just to top it off Boxall battered through their defence with the help of Leesun, Jamie and Alex - what a way to finish the match, 30-5. This great result sees Angmering into the semi-final of the County Cup where they will come up against St Andrews Private Prep School on Thursday 7th March, Kick off @ 2.30pm.
Three cheers for Angmering ‘hip hip hooray!’
By Brodie Hickey 7AO
|Year 7 Rugby team begin league with win|
|Angmering lined up against a competitive Shoreham side but were full of confidence having beaten Windlesham House and Chichester High School in recent weeks. The game started slowly for Angmering with Shoreham seeing a lot of ball and securing it well. Typical tenacious work by Jamie Smith and Scott Bowden saw Angmering turn ball over and Leesun Donaldson superbly offloaded the ball to Alex Fewkes. The hooker burst through a couple of strong tackles and powered over the line for the first score.
From that point, Angmering never looked back. The backline were penetrating the Shoreham defence at will, with the combination at 9 and 10 with James Waller and Rhys Martin working gaps for Alfie Lister and Jack Turner to pierce. It was Turner who touched down for the second try with his usual bustling runs and dogged tackling proving to be too much for Shoreham. Brodie Hickey was a menace all game with his electric pace and he was rewarded with his 2nd try of the season. Leesun Donaldson was outstanding as was his partner in the second row, Jamie Smith. It was Toby Hothers pickup and then Donaldson’s break and accurate offload that sent Lister piercing through a gap. Lister then returned the favour by passing to Donaldson who touched down to score his first try (of many to come) for Angmering.
With Angmering 25-0 up at Half time, replacements were given their chance to impress the coaches. Nathan Caughlin came back from his injury to do an excellent job on the wing, as did Dean Rosin and Aaron Alexander. Nick Theodosiou brought some stability to the backline and Oliver Hemsley grew into the game as time went on.
The best try of the game saw the forwards secure quick ball for James Waller who sent it through the hands for Caughlin to score in the corner.
Max Holloway was also introduced and did a solid job in the front row, he continues to improve in every game he plays. Reece Crittall also did himself no harm with his excellent 2nd half performance and Taylor Cox and Taylor Reed showed the strength in depth that the squad has which is very encouraging for the season ahead.
Excellent performance boys, two massive games next week!! Could have given MOM to 12+ players but only one player can receive it.
Man Of Match Leesun Donaldson
|Dancers perform at national conference|
|FDC performed at the Youth Sport Trust Conference in Telford on Thursday 7th February and did very well, full report to follow....|
|Paralympian bronze medallist visits Angmering PE's Gifted and Talented students|
|Angmering's finest sports students were given the privilege of an audience with Ben Quilter, Judo bronze medallist in the 2012 Paralympics.
Ben delivered an excellent insight into his career and the challenges he faced after being diagnosed with an eye condition that stopped him from being able to see directly in front of him.
Ben was always interested in Judo and made reference to his disability as an opportunity which has given him many experiences and successes that may not otherwise have been possible.
The students embraced his journey and asked some excellent questions related to his career and gaining ideas for their own development in the future.
Ben was asked to give one final piece of advice to develop our students both in school and in their sporting careers. He told them they should always be determined and participate to the best of their ability, being satisfied that they have tried their best.
Ben also delivered fitness sessions to KS3 students, developing an awareness of elite level training procedures allowing our students the chance to experience them.
|Year 9 Boys win Basketball League|
|Angmering Boys basketball team completed a clean sweep in the basketball league after a convincing final win 91 - 32, against local rivals The Littlehampton Academy. TLA put up a spirited performance but were completely outgunned by Angmerings fast running game. Top scorers for Angmering were Jake Melvin, Tor Freeman, Conner Mchale,Charlie Storer, Jack Nickson and Owen Slaughter. Angmering now play the second placed team in the play offs|
|Year 7 Rugby team march on in the Sussex County Cup|
|Angmering played their final group game in the county cup against a strong Windlesham House and came out convincing winners 21-7. That meant they now top the group and progress into the Quarter Final.
The game started with Angmering on the front foot. A hugely improved forwards performance, inspired by Jamie Smith, Leesun Donaldson and Scott Bowden, saw the backs receive quick ball and they quickly set about penetrating the Windlesham defences. James Waller delivered great service to Rhys Martin who offloaded to Alfie Lister. He straightened his run and gave the ball to the onrushing Max Boxall who cut through the defence by hitting a superb line to power over the try line to put Angmering 5-0 up. Rhys Martin converted the try to put the score at 7-0. Angmering continued to use the ball well and Nathan Caughlin had another superb game, getting over the gain line whenever he got the ball to yet again recycle the ball back.
Excellent defensive work from the team ensured that when Windlesham House did put Angmering under pressure, they came away with no points, largely due to some excellent work by James Waller and Alex Fewkes.
The second try saw great support play from Brodie Hickey who received an offload off Max Boxall and set about getting over the gain line, into Windlesham’s 22. He recycled the ball with help from the forwards and gave James Waller clean ball. He picked the ball up and stepped into a gap between their 9 and 10, diving over for the second try of the game.
The second half saw Windlesham show what a good side they are by coming back and putting pressure on the Angmering defence but again the players were magnificent in making tackles and scrapping for every ball. A quick tap from James Waller following a penalty given for instinctive work by Jamie Smith, saw him breach the defence yet again and storm over the try line to put Angmering 21-0 up. Windlesham came back and scored by make it 21-7 and that is how it finished.
Special mentions to all the players. It was a fantastic performance by all, including the substitutes who all made a significant impact; Oliver Hemsley, Aaron Alexander, Taylor Reed, Nick Theodosiou. Luke Bodnar played his first ever game and he will improve. Dean Rosin who didn’t get on is a talent too so things bode well for the future. Have a good Christmas and come back strong, waiting to hit both the district league and the county cup hard.
|Year 8 netball county cup match vs Mayfield|
|A late starting game saw the girls return to school for a 5pm warm up followed by a 40min game.
It had been a while since our first round win against Steyning, and it was clear to see we were a little rusty and nervous. The first quarter we were taken a little off guard as Mayfield scored early and put 3 goals up before we started to chase.
The Mayfield girls were quietly feisty, creating some new problems for us to handle. As we broke for out first water break and team talk the score was 4-1. The game could still be pulled back and we were by no means the under dogs! We moved a few players around and discussed methods to outplay your opponent. Let them do the work rather than trying to break away all the time!
The second quarter was a different story altogether and we held the game at 1 score each for the quarter thus forcing the other team to really think about how to beat us. We had upped our game, Tia was controlling the game beautifully from her position as centre whilst Phoebe O was making some exceptional interceptions and creating havoc for the Goal Attack. Once we had the ball we worked it down the court giving both Maddie and Lauren opportunities to score.
As we went into the third quarter the score was 5-2. We were still confident we could pull it back. The quarter was full of goals as the ball worked its way up and down the court. Both Maddie and Lauren were shooting well; Maddie was having an outstanding game, showing how much she has progressed. This was the hardest fought quarter and the girls played their socks off. The score now 10-7 to Mayfield! We were holding our own with an equal scoring of 5 goals per team in this quarter.
The final quarter we seemed to lose energy and fitness levels were definitely strained on both teams. Passing errors, dropped balls, over throws meant the ball went back and forth with little momentum. Mayfield managed to score a further 3 goals and we just couldn't get the ball in.
A fantastic effort from the whole team. By the end of the 40mins we had definitely blown off any cobwebs and if we continue to practice hard the impending league should be a great opportunity to perform at our best!
Final score Mayfield 13- Angmering 7.
Team: Maddie Wright, Lauren Robinson, Alice Mantle, Tia Freeman, Megan Gilmour, Grace Tapley, Louise Klose and Phoebe Oborne.
|Sussex CCC visit Angmering|
|On Monday 3rd December, The Angmering School welcomed visitors from Sussex Cricket for an intensive interview with the Btec Sport Y12 students. The entourage included the current Sussex County Cricket Captain, Michael Yardy among other members of their press team. Michael has had an excellent 13 year career with magnificent highs as well as lows.
His ambition in life was always to play for his country and he achieved this in 2005 representing England A in a tour of West Indies. In 2006 after a successful season he was picked to represent England in the One Day Internationals against Pakistan and in a Twenty20 international. His career has continued to expand and he was included in the most recent world cup squad in 2011 and opened the bowling against South Africa, just the second time a spinner had opened the bowling for England in One Day Internationals.
Having organised questions and reviewed interviewing techniques the Y12 Btec students composed themselves excellently asking some very relevant questions and elaborating where possible. Their assignment dealt with the issues of an athlete’s lifestyle, including how they deal with behaviour issues and media interviews. Some questions were asked on career planning with enlightening reactions and comparisons with different sports.
Well done to all those students involved, a very productive interview.
|U16 Girls football winning start continues|
|The Angmering girls played an amazing match against LTA winning 3 – 1. Dani Farrell scored an excellent couple of shots, and Jodie Pallant scored the third.
It was a team effort, and everyone played a brilliant match. Brooke Pallant saved some fierce shots keeping LTA at bay. As a team everybody worked together and gave it 100%, despite some of the team being injured. We all pulled together and triumphed.
The Team: Chloe Jackson, Holly Marsh, Jordan Simper, Phillipa Paddick, Sophie Palmer, Esme Vaughan, Jodie Pallant, Brooke Pallant, Dani Farrell.
By Sophie Palmer
|ANGMERING SIXTH FORM RUGBY ACADEMY SHOW RUTHLESS STREAK TO ROMP TO VICTORY|
|Angmering knew they needed to bounce back from their loss to Worthing College and a game with Chichester College, who have in recent times have been a force to reckoned with in Sussex Rugby, was always going to be fiercly contested. But the recent progress that Angmering have made in a short space of time paid off as they showed both class and a ruthless vision to finish chances, winning 62-5.
It only took 3 minutes for Angmering to strike. The ball was fizzed from Eliot Mills into James Burn who hit a miss pass to James Collins. Collins then strolled through the gaping hole to step right and run in from all of 50 yards. The backline looked sharp and were coming onto the ball at better depth than previous games. Led by Burns and Mills, gaps started to appear in the Chichester defence and this was evident for the second try where Nick Sopp who was excellent until he came off injured, joined the backline and threw a great pass to Ed Green, who touched down in the corner to take Angmering into a 12-0 lead.
The forwards had yet another encouraging game with set pieces looking significantly stronger, especially at the lineout where Tom Jenner was outstanding both in open play and at the set piece. He was ably assisted by Luke Flain and Jack Hodges who showed superb precision in turning set piece into attack either off the top or down into a maul. Another player who continues to impress is Liam Young who despite being a year younger, has shown he is not slouch at prop and more than held his own in the scrum. He, as well as George Whisson were dynamic in attack and rock solid in defence.
The first half saw a further 4 tries, 2 from James Collins taking his tally for the season to 14. Eliot mills also got in on the act, with a cheeky kick and chase over the backline to touch down and James Burger also cut an excellent line to sythe through for another Angmering try. Half Time saw Angmering lead 31-0.
The second half was more of the same although it took a few words from coaches to ensure no complacency crept into the play. If Angmering are to go on and be a force this, and next year then they have to keep going for the 80 minutes create wave and wave of attack, showing no let up to the opposition. Excellent service from the half time subsititue Martyn Swift saw Angmering make good territory and start to think ahead through the phases. Further trys from Harvey Bevan who had yet another superb game, Tom Beasley who on his first start of the season, showed what he could do by powering over in the corner and Oli Sambrook who yet again had a telling impact from the bench, showing his electric pace to run in from 40 yards.
Jake Witney who replaced the excellent Nick Sopp, joined the backline from full back and was inches away from passing to a wide open Alex Jones but between him, Luke Cundy and Harry Perry, all made significant impacts off the bench and put their names in hats for starts next week, as well as Ben Butt.
Overall an excellent win. Angmering showed that training really can impact into game days and if they carry on doing what they are doing then the precision and accuracy of their game will improve further. I have no doubt that further improvement needs to be made and the need to both eradicate silly penalties and finish off with more precision is essential.
Top win gents. Keep own fitness up Thursday/Friday and see you at training on Monday (Astro). Keep up the attitude and the intensity both at training and on game day.
|YEAR 7 RUGBY – ANGMERING SUFFER NARROW LOSS TO CHRIST HOSPITAL|
|Angmering U12’s, in their first ever game as a team, were agonisingly close to beating what has been for many years, a leading force in Sussex Rugby, Christ’s Hospital School. They finally lost out 26-21, having led 14-0 and been drawing at 21-21 until the last play saw Christ Hospital’s wing cross over for a last minute try.
Angmering started off on the front foot. Right from the kick off, a catch and run from Max Boxall saw him smash through 5 players and come ever so close to touching down. The backline were showing good depth of running and were arriving on the ball at speed.
The ball was being controlled by James Waller, who as well as delivering great service from scrum half, was not afraid to put his head into ruck’s to ensure Angmering retained possession. Rhys Martin looked solid at 10 and Angmering looked dynamic through Alfie Lister and Max Boxall in the centres. Oliver Hemsley also played his part as a centre combination. Aaron Alexander was solid on the wing as were Nick Theodosiou and Niall Cahill. The first try of the game saw Rhys Martin receive an incisive pass from James Waller and then offload to Brodie Hickey who was excellent all game. He evaded two challenges to power over and score the first of many tries I’m sure. Rhys Martin added the 2 points in front of the posts.
Angmering then scored a second through creating an overlap and Rhys Martin ran through to score to lead 14-0. This was followed by an encouraging period for the forwards, against a pack who are mostly club players. Jamie Smith was tenacious in defence with Scott Bowden, Alex Fewkes and Toby Howther doing well both at the scrum and at the breakdown.
Half time came and Christ’s Hospital showed why they are a huge force in Sussex Rugby. They brought the game back to 14 -14 and went up 21-14 thanks to a hugely powerful run from their lock forward. It could have been worse but for 5 minutes of brilliance from Jack Turner. His last gasp tackling display and positional sense was outstanding at full back. He was dynamic in attack as well, scoring the try that brought the game to 21-21.
Last play was called by the referee and Angmering committed the worst sin and lost a scrum and having had to re-align, could not quite do so in time and Christ’s Hospital picked up and touched down from 5 metres. Although gutted at the end, the excellent spirit at the end was evident. This was coupled with a delicious dinner and the boys went home thinking what may have been but also knowing that all the coaches are expecting big things from them in the coming months and years. The result bodes very well for the future and up next is Chichester High School in the county cup.
Man of the Match – Jack Turner.
|Year 7 netball opening win against rydon|
|A team won 4-3
B team won 8 – 0
The rainy weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the year seven netballers or their parents who came to support for the first game of the season. Both games were very exciting with lots of cheering from the crowd putting on the pressure and our shooters did a great job of keeping calm and keeping us in the lead. All the players showed good individual skills of passing and footwork during the game but with more practice our team skills will improve to help us to keep more possession of the ball. A brilliant first game with all players showing great promise for the future and a real desire to win!
Well done to all that played.
Team - Lauren Crocker, Lauren Wayman, Ellysie Jones, Sophie Ansell, Georgia Wood, Holly Bradford, Izzy Holmes, Lauren Boothby, Chloe Smith, Catherine Topham, Willow Morley, Mia Cornwall, Hannah Price, Casey Harris, Maya Challis, Georgina Smith and Emily Harris.
|U16 girls football win|
|We were playing a league match against Steyning and at the end of the match it finished 2-1 to us.
In the first half we scored one goal, then in the second half they scored a goal to make it 1-1. We then scored our second winning goal from Dani Farrell who scored both goals.
A big well done to Chloe Jackson who played for Steyning as they were short of players and Courtney Sparkes who made some great tackles on our first match. All in all it was a great game, thank you to everyone who played because all the players put in a great deal of effort.
Written by Maddie Buckland.
|Job Done! Year 11 Rugby Retain District League Title|
|Angmering’s Year 11 Rugby Team have completed an unbeaten district season, culminating in a 62- 7 defeat of Steyning Grammar School at Worthing Rugby Club under floodlights on Thursday evening.
They managed to beat Littlehampton 34 – 0, St. Andrews 24 – 5 & Durrington 35 – 0 to lift the area tournament crown earlier in the team and have beaten Littlehampton 51 – 0, St. Andrews 27 – 12, Durrington 50 – 0 before their play off triumph against Steyning.
Straight from the kick off Angmering dominated. They commanded scrum and ruck situations and Tom Lawson consistently fed great ball via Tayler Forrester to the back line that was ruthless in their punishment of the opposition. Calum Scott excelled at centre, frequently wrong footing his opposite number and converting two tries, whilst Ben Gittus was a constant thorn in Steyning’s side and fully deserved his try. When the back line utilised the overlaps created on the wings, the raw pace of James Burton and Mitchell was too much to handle. Both were successful in touching down tries. Captain Max Stuttard, who has been a fantastic leader all season, scored a hat trick of tries, storming into the line from full back and exploiting any gaps in Steyning’s defence.
The platform for the free flowing rugby of Angmering’s back division was laid by the excellent graft of the forwards, with Liam Young, Ben Sadler, George Kelly, Phil Jones and George Linton laying their bodies on the line for the team to ensure that the opposition forwards were repelled. The back row of Alex Gage, Alex Masham and Jack Fletcher (all three of whom have been part of the county rugby programme this year) were able to feed off this and ferociously drive Steyning backwards to gain considerable yardage.
It was probably the team’s best performance this year was rightly rewarded by them retaining the league title.
Squad: George Linton, Ben Sadler, Liam Young, George Kelly, Phil Jones, Jack Fletcher, Alex Masham, Alex Gage. Tom Lawson, Tayler Forrester. James Burton, Calum Scott, Ben Gittus, James Mitchell, Max Stuttard (capt). Matt Wilkinson, Alex Morrell, Ben Gladdish, Ben Taylor.
|A smashing first hockey game|
|A chilly afternoon to play a game of hockey, but on Tuesday 6th of November, Miss Hathaway’s hockey team gave it their all in an exhilarating game, but unfortunately losing to their opponents from TLA, 1-0.
Our team showed a fantastic performance, with amazing support from their coach Mrs Hathaway. It was an all round good match with no injuries sustained by either team, apart from a few hockey sticks to the ankles and legs. Though the ground was damp and pretty slippery and a few players slipping and sliding all over the place, both teams found their ground and jumped right back into the game, determined to give their all!
The first half of the match the girls were bursting full of energy, and really went for it, however by the second half were starting to tire. Good sportsmanship was shown by both teams throughout the game, and was no complaints at the fair refereeing done by Mr Atkins. The team showed particular strengths in their successful tackling, and their powerful shots.
In time with more experience and practise, the better they will become. Who knows what the team might soon accomplish. For now, they definitely did us and themselves proud.
Well done to everyone in the team!
Lois McGregor, Nicola Fisk, Charity Gwennap, Sarah Thompson, Millie Haines, Shume Miah, Ella James, Harriot Clark, Chloe Burtenshaw, Chelsea Cox, Laura Wood, and Chloe Cooper.
|U16 girls football league|
|The U16 girls football league started with two fixtures against Sion and Shoreham Academy on Thursday 8th November.
The Angmering team made a fantastic start by teaching the Sion team two goals to nil in the first half. Jodie Pallant and Danielle Farrell were the goal scorers. However, in the second the two students from Sion who play for Brighton dominated the second half and were able to score a goal at the start of the second half.
The Angmering team started arguing and conceded another goal, with 5 minutes to go a player decided to leave the pitch as she kept arguing with her own players which meant we were one player down. The remaining players worked so hard to ensure they would get a vital point for the league. Final Score Angmering 2 Sion 2.
The second game saw Danielle Farrell having to leave to go the dentist so we were a player down for the entire game. Shoreham quickly took advantage and survied an early goal. Angmering continued to battle with Phillipa Padcdick making some excellent saves, last minute of the first half they scored another goal to make the score line 2-0 to Shoreham.
Miss Hathaway asked her players to give 100% for the second half and they did! Jodie Pallant scored her second goal of the night to make the score line 2-1. One player on the team did nut just give Miss Hathaway 100% but 110%, the player was Maddie Buckland! She chased, tackled and was not afraid to shoot. Maddie took a fantastic shot from outside the box where the keeper made an amazing save, Maddie continued the run and kicked the ball into the goal from the rebound. Final score 2-2.
Women of the match was Maddie Buckland.
|SPIRITED DISPLAY BODES WELL FOR THE FUTURE|
|Angmering Sixth Form Rugby Academy took to the pitch, fielding 13 Under 17 players and did themselves no harm, eventually falling to a 32-0 defeat. The first half started disasterously for Angmering with Worthing College touching down after just 3 minutes. Missed tackles was a common denomenator in the first 10 minutes and this again was the main reason Worthing again touched down to make the score 14-0 after just 10 minutes.
It was a very nervy start, with both trys coming from basic errors that the boys will be disappointed with. As the game went into the next 20 minutes, Angmering started to believe and realise that although Worthing had 13 of their 15 startes as Year 13 students, they could compete, especially when quick ball coming from Eliot Mills out to the backline where James Collins was outstanding in breaking over the gain line whenever he got the ball. He was well supported by Jake Witney at full back, who also turned in his best performance of the season; safe under the high ball and dynamic in joinng the back line.
With Worthing’s pack for outweighing the Angmering pack, scrums were always going to be tough but the boys did themselves proud and Liam Young, Tom Jenner and George Whisson as a front, did well to stay in touch and also as the game went on, start to impose themselves on the game. As the first half drew to a close, a gap appeared around the unguarded fringes and Worthing ran in to score a fourth try. At half time, Angmering were rightly frustrated that errors that had not appeared throughout the season, had crept in, in that first 35 minutes. Tom Beasely replaced the lively Oli Sambrook , who has done himself no harm in being considered to start next week in the cup game vs Chichester College.
The second half had a different air about it. Angmering started to recycle ball quicker and Harvey Bevan was his usual bustling, effective self, carrying the ball over the gain line at every opportunity. Jack Hodges was dyanmic in attack as was his second row partner Toby Redman, and later Phil Jones and Ben Butt. Eliot Mills was starting to boss the game from 9 and James Burn and James Burger were starting to work well as a 10 – 12 combination. First phase was setting up good second phase ball and with James Collins and Ed Green combining well on the right wing.
Angmering were camped in Worthing territory for significant parts of the second half and althought they conceded a breakaway try, they looked dangerous. Eliot Mills was denied a possible score when he was adjudged to have knocked on at a scrum but Angmering could not quite break the Worthig resolve, the final whistle blown with 32-0 as the final score.
It was encouraging also to see the depth of the Angmering squad for all to see. Brendan Kruger was impressive on his return as was Luke Cundy and Tom Beasley. With Benji Arden and Martyn Swift coming back, it should be an exciting time to be an Angmering U18 player. With 95% of the squad as Under 17s, Angmering will look to build on this through the season with another big game next week in the Sussex Cup against Chichester College. Then into next year where the boys will be in the top age group and looking to possibly reverse the score of the game today.
Outstanding effort and continuity from every single squad member and we move onto training Monday in preparation for a huge game next Wednesday.
See you Monday!! #playingfortheshirt
|U14 Girls Basketball success|
|Congratulations to the U14 girls basketball both A and B teams for two excellent wins last week.
On Tuesday we played against WHS with the A team playing first and taking their first win- they looked good. Tia holding her own as key ball carrier and creating lots of opportunities to score. With the majority of year 9's they had height and power and moved the ball around the key well until gaps were created. They were also strong in defence. A good squad performance.
The B team played second against a tired but feisty WHS! Lauren and Maddie worked well to get the ball up court and then once Maddie got her eye in were away with the score. All the players added their own element to the game and Issy R was like a little terrier with the ball! A great first game!
The second game of the week was against TLA. The TLA team were not as feisty and seemed intimidated by the A teams height and organisation. As such the A team were able to take quite a dramatic hold over the game with a score line to reflect. Score 44- 2
The B team having done a thorough team run through and warm up looked well organised and committed to positions of play as they started out against TLA with a positive step. We lacked the height of the A team but held our own and took the ball on well in attack. We were a little less organised in our defence and allowed TLA to score but it was still a convincing win.
Well done to all who played!!
Weds 14/11 vs Durrington
Weds 28/11 vs Shoreham academy
Tuesday 4/12 vs Sion
|Year 8 football vs. Chatsmore on 11th October|
|The first half of the match we all got very wet and a cross from Brad to Charlie Montessino was a near miss on the left post, but then Charlie came through before half time with a great shot to the bottom corner giving us a one goal lead.
We were passing well and put the ball on to the left and right wing. Soon into the second half Blu shot an amazing second goal in the bottom right corner to make it a 2-0 victory.
Let's hope we carry on winning! Written by Hayden Nye.
|A Hatrick of Triumphs for Year 11 Rugby|
|The Year 11 rugby completed a magnificent Hatrick of wins when they beat Durrington in the league on Thursday evening. Unfortunately, having taking a team of 18 players across for the match the opposition only had 11 players available. Matching them for numbers, Angmering quickly ran in six tries without reply in the first 14 minutes, before complete forward unit and majority of the backs were swapped over. With the game won by half time, the coaches agreed to mix the sides and play a training game.
Earlier in the week an injured hit team defeated Bishop Luffa in the County Cup 42 - 12, with James Mitchell running in tries and the team coming back from conceding a try early in the game. They soon regained control of the game, and were 4 tries up by half time. A spirited start to the second half by Luffa produced some organised and strong defensive play, especially by Liam Young, Alex Gage and Ben Sadler, before two late tries sealed the win comfortably. The team will play Chichester High School for Boys in the next round.
The team also had a comfortable win against St. Andrews, despite again being under strength. Have gone behind twice in the match, the team re-grouped to produce a better second half performance and win the game 27 -12, with Calum Scott in particular having a fine match.
It is a credit to the team that they have managed to go this far throughout the season remaining unbeaten, and despite suffering injuries in key departments of the team, they have worked hard and shown great team spirit to remain undefeated. They have qualified for the League Play off final next Thursday at Worthing Rugby Club. Any support would be welcome.
|SIXTH FORM RUGBY ACADEMY: SECOND HALF BLITZ SEES ANGMERING SINK LUFFA|
|Angmering turned in their best performance of the season to come back from 7-0 down to score 22 unanswered points and maintain their 100% record to the league season.
The game started with Angmering on the back foot. Bishop Luffa packed size into their backline but Angmering coped well and gained a penalty through an excellent turnover from Luke Flain. A basic error saw touch missed and from that, Angmering paid the ultimate price. Luffa ran the ball wide and after 4 phases, found themselves camped on the Angmering try line. Spirited defence could not stop them crossing over and touching down for the first score of the game. At 7-0 down, Angmering showed the sort of spirit that has been key in their excellent start to the season and the Angmering scrum was dominant over their Luffa counterparts. Liam Young was outstanding and ably supported by George Whisson.
Much improved patterns of play saw Eliot Mills handing good ball to James Burn who offloaded to Harvey Bevan. This resulted in Angmering making ground towards the Luffa half-way line. Following a defensive kick, Ed Green recovered from an embarrassing trip and fall the previous week to take a superb high ball and offloaded to Nick and looped round. Luke Cundy and Ed Green did superbly to clear out and Elliot Mills fed Sopp who drew his man in and offloaded to James Collins. The try scoring machine then strode away from the defence to run in from 40 metres. Luffa had an excellent chance to re-take the lead but were pinned for a forward pass which also saw the number 12 pull his hamstring and have to be replaced.This remained until half time with the score at 7-5 to Bishop Luffa.
The second half saw the introduction of Toby Redman who replaced the excellent Phil Jones at 6 and Jake Witney who replaced Nick Sopp who had yet another assist. The next 35 minutes saw Angmering play their best rugby of the season. Free flowing in attack and heroic in defence, the boys showed a resolute and ruthless streak to pull away from Luffa. Angmering’s second try saw them on the Luffa 5 metre line. Jack Hodges, Tom Jenner and Alex Gage set up excellent ball for Eliot Mills. James Burn then popped to James Burger who stepped inside to evade the defence and score under the posts.
With Angmering on the front foot, a flowing move that saw the ball passed through the hands to Jake Witney who showed excellent vision to offload to a super sonic Sambrook who showed the Luffa winger a clean pair of heels to touch down in the corner to the delight of players and supporters. A clinical performance was wrapped up by Harry Perry who received the ball at the end of another slick move and the nimble winger just managed to ground the ball under severe pressure from a chasing Luffa defence.
Praise also should go to Alex Jones, Tom Beasley and Ben Butt who did not get on but will key members of the team throughout the season.
The most satisfying element was the organisation in defence which was something the boys needed to work on along with their decision making and patterns of play in attack. (Also Toby Redman did not lose his 2nd ear). Full of confidence but never ever complacent is the message and the boys will need to carry on working hard on the training field and in the gym if they are to carry on their good work in the next game. Well done lads – See you Monday.
|Girls Year 8 Basketball Tournament at Durrington School|
|Final Position 2nd (out of 8)
Pool B winners:
Vs Sion 18-0
Vs WHS 14-0
Vs Shoreham Academy 4-0
Semi Final Vs TLA 4-0
Final Vs Durrington 2-4
Team: Tia Freeman, Louise Brown, Maddie Wright, Lauren Robinson, Phoebe Steel, Alice Mantle, Grace Adamou, Izzy Rodda, Beth Lewis, Ayesha Richards
Our first game set the scene at Durrington, we went out as a strong first five with Tia making all the key plays and able to sidestep defenders taking the ball up the court at pace and finishing with layup upon layup. Beth showed incredible feistiness and was able to grapple the ball of unsuspecting attackers creating more opportunities, Louise, Alice and Lauren using their height to intercept passes at critical moment s of the game. Playing Sion in the first game we were pushed up and down the court and the scores were quite even, we were able to hold our own and push on through to increase the scores to a lead and then able to stave off any further attacks.
The second game allowed the remaining players to join the fray and demonstrated further strengths within the squad. Izzy was a commanding playing even with her height disadvantage- she worked well to steal the ball and make her way up court. Maddie was support around the key enabling greater opportunities to score with her shooting prowess. Taking our score to 14-0, we were just overpowering the Worthing team whose main player (No3) was unable to beat our defenders.
In the third game in the pool we decided on a rolling sub situation to allow all the team to play. Shoreham had the height and size advantage but were unable to turn this into points. We played a strong game but were slightly intimidated by the aggressiveness of this game. Our many attacks were destroyed by the defence ripping the ball away and sending it up court. We kept our cool though and eventually pulled two baskets out.
In the semi final we were upgraded to the sports hall and played on the huge newly refurbished court.... This was a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate our playing ability against the runners up of pool A (TLA) it was a closely fought game with TLA being able to intercept and create attacking plays but some excellent defence stopped any scoring. Our attack was good and the use of the court space was much better. We moved the ball around however Tia found her space increasingly closed down as they had identified her as the central player. It was time for the other s to step it up. We managed to pull two baskets out of an increasingly frustrating tangle of bodies under the basket ans the core finished 4-0.
The final was against a very formidable Durrington team and we went out knowing this would be a hard game with a higher expectation from each player. We held our own and actually raised our game to give them a great fight until the dying minutes with the final score line of 2-4 we had come second but with our heads held high.
A magnificent first competition from a fresh faced, inexperienced team. With continued practice and playing commitment we will I’m sure go on to be a very competitive and successful team.
Well done to all. Miss Barns
|U16 football county cup success|
|First round of county cup, Angmering vs Imbourhorne. Started off Strong and were dominating, holding are shape, Tom Hamilton lofted a through ball for Zach swain to carmly take it around their goal keeper and slot it home nicely. 0-1, 17 minuets gone. They then started to press on us, with a run down the left they cut in and the ball hit Joel's hand, leading to a controversial "hand ball" which led to a penalty. The penalty taker sent Ryan Pellett the wrong way, however the penalty had to be re taken. This time Ryan went the right way but the penalty was to powerful for Ryan to keep out. 1-1, half time.
With a scrappy start to the second half and both teams getting opportunities the ball was threaded through to Callum sales by Tom Hamilton, Callum slotted the ball nicely near post into the back of the net. 1-2, 40 minuets gone. We then started to play some really nice football, however they the were given another penalty. The taker went straight down the middle, but Ryan managed to get his right hand to it and save the penalty, 1-2, 5 minuets to play. They had everyone forward, pilling on the pressure but we stood strong, and with some gutsy defending and some good saves we kept them out to secure our win. Man of the match went to Tom Hamilton, and Ryan Pellett, but everyone played well and the MOTM could of gone to anyone. Bring on the next round.
|Year 10 Netball|
|Year 10 netball has been disrupted many times this year with the onslaught of the rain! However, this Tuesday saw a beautiful October day where the girls were able to complete their league fixtures. Jasmin Portillo, Jaime Heraty, Danni Farrell, and Katie Sparkes were raring to go but were lacking 3 essential players to complete the team. Laura Jackson and Abbie Keen from year 9 agreed to play to ensure the year 10 team was able to fulfill their fixtures. Ella Smith came to rescue too even though she was already home after a hard day at school. The netball team took a de-tour on route to Durrington to collect Ella!
The first game was against a very strong Sion B team. This was a great challenge for the girls who thrived on the challenge. They started well by moving the ball down the court but unfortunately became frustrated by the excellent defending work of the Sion team. Angmering began to panic and opted to throw the ball high which was easily intercepted by the tall players. At half time we were down by 10 goals. Miss Hathaway reinforced the great work they were doing at the start of the game and gave them a target to not allow them to score more than 5 goals in the second half. Angmering were positive and did not become disheartened by the defeat which demonstrates really character.
The next game was against TLA which was a closely match game between the two sides. Angmering had many opportunities to seal victory but were unable to get the ball in the net! After a frustrating 1st half Angmering were slipping back to bad habits by using the high ball which was ineffective and meant the game finished with a draw.
The final game was against Durrington but we were doomed when our captain injured her knee and had to come off. With only 6 players Angmering struggled to make an impact on the score line but the quality of the netball was the best of the day. FINAL SCORE Angmering lost 4-1
TEAM – Jasmin Portillo, Jaime Heraty, Danni Farrell, and Katie Sparkes, Ella Smith, Laura Jackson and Abbie Keen.
RESULTS – Ang 0 Sion B 16 / Ang 0 – TLA 0 / Ang 2 – Sion A 2 / Ang 1 – Durrington 4
|SPIRIT SHINES THROUGH AS ANGMERING SIXTH FORM RUGBY ACADEMY SECURE OPENING LEAGUE WIN|
|The Weald School 17 – 25 Angmering
Angmering started their Sussex league campaign with a spirited win at The Weald School. With Jake Witney coming in at 15 for Harry Perry and Liam Young making his first start for the side, Angmering started on the front foot. Solid ball retention saw Angmering gain territory in the Weald’s 22 with the forwards already showing that they had worked hard in training by securing ball a lot quicker. The first points of the game came via a penalty converted by James Burger and from their first attack, Angmering had secured vital early points.
After the re-start, The Weald gathered the ball and hit midfield. Excellent work by Harvey Bevan saw Angmering turn the ball over and with a slow first phase through good pod work from George Whisson, Tom Jenner and Jack Hodges set quick ball up for Eliot Mills who sent the ball through James Burn and onto James Collins from depth. He skipped past two tackles, hitting a great line to touch down for an 8-0 lead.
The Weald, a good outfit, hit back through sloppy discipline from Angmering and converted a penalty for offside to close the gap to 8-3. Things went from bad to worse for Angmering who then had not just 1, but 2 yellow cards shown to James Collins (Not retreating 10) and Eliot Mills (deliberately coming in from the side). Eliot’s decision seemed baffling but there was no time to dwell on it as Angmering set about securing ball and territory with only 13 men. The spirit, organisation and patience shown for the final 10 minutes of the half was outstanding. The backline, through James Burn, Jake Witney and James Burger were communicating well and because of this, the defence was much improved. Not only did Angmering stop The Weald from scoring, they managed to break the line through Luke Flain who then after being brought down close to their try line, secured the ball for Harvey Bevan to pick up and go over for a try that thoroughly deserved.
The second half, again as in previous weeks saw the replacements come on and outline the depth of squad Angmering have. Oli Sambrook was inches away from scoring a fantastic individual try, Nick Sopp was solid at Full back and provided an assist, Toby Redman came on and looked dynamic in attack (despite his ear apparently falling off!!) and Martyn Swift put in an excellent cameo at the end on the right wing. A spirited Weald fightback saw them run in a score after, again sloppy discipline from Angmering. The game was in the balance at 13-10 to Angmering. Again, the spirit shone through with an excellent mental steel about the side. James Collins finished off yet another good phase through the backline. Yet again The Weald would not lie down and scored again under the posts to close the gap to 20-17.
A serious head injury to two of The Weald players saw play stopped for 15 minutes. This was after Ed Green, already having received “stick” from their fans, started retreating to cover the touchline for a Weald penalty. He was then snipered by a mystery marksman, tumbling to the floor in stages like a unsuccessful attempt by a baby to walk. (Much to home and away supporters delight!!)
After the game re-started, Liam Young capped off an excellent game by securing a superb turnover on Angmerings own try line. Angmering calmed the nerves of Coaches Danes, Fairbairn and Gooding (and some very loyal supporters) by working the ball wide. Nick sopp found himself in acres and after drawing the defender in, offloaded to Ed Green who slid in the corner to send Angmering into celebration. The final whistle blew and Angmering ran out deserved 25-17 winners.
An excellent team performance and one that the boys should be very proud of. Improvements have been huge and we move onto our second league game at Home to Bishop Luffa next Wednesday. Enjoy the win but back to hard work for training on Monday.
|ANGMERING SIXTH FORM RUGBY ACADEMY DO JUST ABOUT ENOUGH TO CLAIM FIRST WIN OF SEASON|
|Angmering 29 – 20 Central Sussex College
Central Sussex provided the second opposition of the season for Angmering. The squad was boosted by the return of Eliot Mills who has made the move from Worthing College to study and play his rugby at Angmering. James Burger sat out the game with concussion with Phil Jones and Harry Perry coming in to the starting XV
Angmering started the stronger and dominated territory for the first 15 minutes. They were rewarded with an early try from Eliot Mills who stepped his way past 2 defenders to touch down for the first score of the day. More pressure ensued and with excellent pod work from from forwards, Jack Hodges, George Whisson and Liam Young saw Angmering drive towards the 5 metre line. 2 more phases followed until Mills jinked inside his opposite 9 to touch down for his second of the day. Harvey Bevan and Luke Flain were doing a good job and secured 5 turnovers in the first half which resulted in Angmering controlling possession and territory.
Alex Gage then secured the third try with, again good solid ball retention from the forwards. He received a short ball from Mills to drive through 2 tackles and score. At Half Time, although the 3 scores secured a good lead, the performance was a little lethargic and the structure that had been so well done at training, had somewhat deserted them.
Angmering chopped and changed the lineup to give players much needed game time before next weeks first leauge game away at The Weald. All subs had an impact and Angmering looked dangerous whenever the ball was spun out wide. James Collins twice broke tackles and was unlucky to not be able to offload to Ed Green coming in off his Wing. Alex Jones,Jake Witney and Nick Sopp all found space and broke the line on numerous occasions, having been found by both Swift as replacement 9 and Mills in his new role at Fly Half. With Tom Beasley making an impact from the bench, both him and Benji Arden battling over the gain line, recycled the ball with good work from Tom Jenner and Phil Jones, ball was coming back quicker and Angmering were running it strongly through the hands.
Central Sussex hit back early in the second half to reduce the deficit to 19-15 but with scores from Luke Flain and a breakaway try from Oli Sambrook, Angmering extended their lead to 29-20 come the final whistle.
Chopping and changing the side around because it was a friendly did not help the flow of the game and Angmering will be happy to get their first win of the season second time around. They should though also be wary that the league games kick off next Wednesday and they will have to fine tune their game in terms of structure and set pieces if they are to make enroads into the league.
|Sixth Form Rugby Academy Season Opener - “VERY ENCOURAGING START TO THE SEASON DESPITE A NARROW LOSS”|
|Angmering 7 – 17 Cardinal Newman
On a showery afternoon at Angmering, the boys went through their warm ups with their coaching team and were in a great frame of mind to head out to face their first opposition of the new season, Cardinal Newman. With a full squad to chose from, Phil Jones and Alex Gage were also brought in to get their first taste of Sixth Form rugby.
The game started in bright sunshine but Angmering were slow off the mark and conceeded early territory. Ball was with Benji Arden who had his kick well charged down by the Cardinal Newman 12, who touched the ball down to give them the first points on the board. The kick was missed and Angmering set about getting back on track.
The response was excellent. A good restart was follwed by solid forward possession. Quick ball and good lines hit by Luke Cundy and Benji Arden enabled Angmering to go through phases, where they ended up on the left touchline. Another slow phase with strong ball running by Luke Flain, Harvey Bevan and George Whisson was followed by James burger sending the ball out to James Burn. The ball found Jake Witney and then James Collins who hit the line from depth and he scythed through the Newman defence to touch down in the corner. James Burger added the conversion and as the Half Time whistle blew, Angmering saw themselves in a deserved 7-5 lead.
The second half saw another backs onslaught from Angmering who showed great hands to penetrate the defensive line of Cardinal Newman. Substitutes Tom Beasley and Harry Perry both made excellent contributions of the bench as did Phil Jones, Martyn Swift and Nick Sopp. Having not scored when on top, Angmering made what was their first mistake of the half, knocking on after some expansive offloading and with the bright Newman fly half seeing an opening saw an overlap and against the run of play, scored in the corner. The kick was converted.
With Angmering responding positively yet again, they were on the Newman 5 metre line. The ball was sent from Martyn Swift to James Burger at 13 who, after putting in a huge hit in the first half, tried to run over their 13 to score under the posts. He was tackled but when the play had moved on, received an accidental knee in the head and suffered a severe concussion. With much attention going to “Cheese”, the referee did not stop the game and Newman scored a late try in the corner with Angmering down to 14 men.
An excellent start to the season and one that the boys should be very excited about. A little more care in the breakdown and cutting out small errors is an area to focus on. See you all at training on Monday. Also get well soon to the Angmering Captain, James Burger who we wish a speedy recovery and hope to see him back sooner.