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Year 10 Netball Hurst Tournament

Hurst Netbal 2017On Friday 10 March 2017, the Ringmer under 15 Netball team took part in the annual Hurst Netball Tournament.  Lorraine Kowalewska from Surrey Storm attended as the Star Player.  Lorraine led a warm up and then watched the girls play throughout the afternoon.  At the end of the day she presented various awards to the players.  Abigail was presented with the determination award as despite falling over in the warm up and badly grazing her knee, she continued to play in every match and made a significant contribution in each.

Although the girls did not win any games, I was incredibly proud of their commitment and etiquette throughout the day.  The standard of play was extremely high and as you will tell from the results, the girls had some very close games.  Each game was 12 minutes long.

Ringmer 7 v Millais 9

Ringmer 4 v Sackville 9

Ringmer 6 v Durrington 12 (Durrington won the tournament)

Ringmer 4 v Downlands 4

Ringmer 4 v Burgess Hill Academy 5

Ringmer 6 v Warden Park 11

Ringmer 2 v Hurst 7

Ringmer 6 v St Pauls 9

Ringmer 4 v Thomas Bennett 10

Ringmer 5 v Cardinal Newman 12 (runners up)

Well done to all.

Mrs Peters.

Year 7 Football

This week the Year 7s had two fixtures, the first game was against Seaford with the team quickly consisting a few goals to leave the score at 4-0 at half time, in the second half the team started to play much better as a team, Seaford still managed to score some more goals in the second half but Ringmer did get on the score sheet through Aiden leaving the final Score at 9-1.  Man of the match was Aiden.

In the second game the team started to play much better as a whole team and more structure, which showed in the attacking play.  The team played Lewes and were unfortunate not to go into the lead when Lee hit the bar with an excellent shot.  Lewes scored two goals before half time leaving the score at 2-0, the second half started much more positively and Ringmer had lots more attacking play unfortunately they were unable to Score and the Lewes goalie made a fantastic double save. Less scored another two goals at the other end.  Man of the match James.

For the first couple of games the team played well with 13 different players representing the school.

Well Done to all involved

Mr Coulthard

Year 10 Netball

Ringmer, 10 - Priory 13

Year 10 started the game really well and were 4-2 up in the first quarter. The girls played a fast pace game with very few errors and this continued into the second quarter when unfortunately Abigail  went over on her ankle. The game was re-started in the third quarter with Hope moving into GA and Holly coming on as GS. The girls had to readjust and a few errors were made this quarter but they came back strong in the final quarter.

Congratulations to the girls on their determination and performance, despite the loss, as they won this League last year and they all left disappointed.

Mrs Peters

Year 9 & 10 Netball

The 9s played a fast paced game which left the Peacehaven defence a little bewildered! Great link up play between WA (Sophie) and C (Ellie) provided our shooters (Georgia, Jess & Marcie) with plenty of opportunities, which they made the most of.  The defence had a quite game but performed well on the few occasions when they were needed.

Final score – Ringmer 46, -  Peacehaven, 1

Player of the match – all of them!

The 10s had a more tricky game with some nice movement from the Peacehaven team. Some of our passing lacked pace and was too often intercepted. Saying that, Teigan played well in her first A team match as GD. She stood in at the last moment and the team adapted well to the changes.

Final score  - Ringmer 28, -  Peacehaven, 10

Player of the match – Sophie for blocking her GS out of any shots.

Well done Ringmer.

Mrs Peters

Year 8 Football

Ringmer V The Eastbourne Academy.  Report by Joseph

The Match started off well with us clearing the ball where necessary but soon The Eastbourne Academy started dominating with possession and they soon scored; this kept happening.  At half time the team had a chat about tactics and what we were doing good and what we needed to improve.  The second half was much better because we were passing the ball around much more and it finally paid off with Kane running down the wing and having a shot but unfortunately it hit the post and came to me; I smashed it home making the final score 8 - 1.

Year 11 Football

Ringmer, 1 - Ratton, 7

The first half was an even game with the score being 2 -1 at the break.  Ringmer were well beaten in the second half by a strong Ratton team.

Man of the Match: Tyler Maxted for an excellent performance in goal.

Mr Hamblin

Year 9 Football

Ringmer, 7- Cavendish 3

Ringmer started the game very slowly and were quickly one goal down, after a quick regroup the team started to play really well, with Harry grabbing the first goal, quickly followed by a second for Jacob. Both Jacob and Harry scored another goal each, with the race between the two of them to see if who could get a hat-trick.  Harry managed to get his just before half time with a lob off the goalkeeper.  Although the goals came from two players, the solid foundation was built from the defence of the team. 

At half time the score was 5-1 to Ringmer, the second half started a lot like fist half finished with two quick goals for Ringmer, one an own goal after Dillian had struck the bar and another for Harry taking his tally to 4 for the game.  Cavendish finished strongly scoring two goals.

Man of the match: had to be Harry Barnett for his strong performance at the Centre of defence

Well done Mr Coulthard

Year 9 Football

Ringmer, 0 - Ratton 7

The final score line doesn't truly reflect how close the game was, at half time the score was 1-0, with Ringmer having a number of better chances in the first half hitting the bar and post, being very unfortunate not to score.

At half time the feeling was the next goal would be important for the game, unfortunately this went to Ratton, after this they continued to score at Regular intervals.  Somehow Ringmer didn't manage to score but had a number of decent efforts from Jacob.

Over the two games 16 different players have played which has been fantastic.

Jackson Kelly was man of the match in this game.

Unlucky result but solid performance

Well done!

Mr Coulthard

Year 11 Football

Ringmer 2, - Seahaven 1 

A solid performance against Seahaven meant an excellent start to the league for the Year 11 team.

A well taken solo goal from Jake and a superb strike from Harry was enough to win the game.

Ringmer created lots of chances and with better finishing could have scored more.

We have a squad of 23 players but I could only take 16 to the away fixture. It’s great to see so many students getting involved.

Mr Hamblin

Year 8 Football

Ringmer 3 - 4 Willingdon 

A fantastic game of football by our year 8 boys in a tightly contested match against Willingdon yesterday.

All of the team put 100% effort in and narrowly lost to a good, fast Willingdon side. Goals cam from Casey, Joshua and Cody.

Standout performances by Myles and Casey and a Man of the Match performance by Harvey.

Although those individuals have been mentioned, all of the boys deserve a lot of praise!

Well done to all

Mr Smith & Mr Coulthard

Year 10 Football

Ringmer, 2 - Cavendish, 7

The Year 10 team played their second fixture this afternoon against a very strong Cavendish team. This was in the A league which is a really good standard.  The boys put 100% effort in and I was pleased with how they conducted themselves.

It was really nice to see new students such as Max and Michael getting involved and settling in.

Good individual performances from Ewan and Matt.

Man of the Match: Jake Tompsett – two well taken goals.

Year 11 Football

Ringmer, 0 -  Buckswood, 8

The first round of the English Schools FA cup was a tough test for the Year 11.

The team played really well in the first half showing excellent work rate and desire to win.

Due to some injuries and cramp we were forced into making some changes at half time. Some really good passing from Buckswood and some tired legs meant that the second half took a different pattern.

Excellent individual performances from Tyler and Jake.

Man of the Match: Josh Welfare - Outstanding performance from the captain.

Year 9 Rounders

Another successful night over at Bishop Bell in their annual Rounders tournament. The girls beat Hailsham, Cavendish, Seahaven, The Eastbourne Academy and Bishop Bell.

Congratulations to the following girls;

Abigail Turner, Amy Tuppen, Emily Trent, Emily Sellens, Sophie Vening, Hope Hodge, Anna Morris, Lana Lawrence, Sophie Griffith and Rhiannon Mclvor

On another note; We have just had confirmation that Ringmer year 7s, 8s, 9s, and 10s have qualified through to the Rounders play offs after winning their West League, and now play a team in the final against a team in East League which is Tuesday 19 July. A massive achievement for all of the girls involved!

Well done

Mrs Peters.

Ringmer is now the Sussex Stoolball Champions!

Ringmer girls again dominated play at Plumpton during the Sussex Stoolball finals.   They were drawn in a tough pool against Oathall, Bishop Luffa, St Paul’s and Downlands. They played 4 overs of 8 good balls.

Oathall 24 v Ringmer 69

Bishop Luffa 39 v Ringmer 46

St Paul’s 25 v Ringmer 52

Downlands ? v Ringmer 71

This made them winners of their pool and put them through to the semi-finals where they played Sackville. A tough and competitive match but Ringmer remained focused with some solid fielding and finally won in the final over.

Sackville 42 v Ringmer 50

Ringmer progressed into the final against Uckfield. Ringmer batted first and scored 66 runs against a resilient fielding team. Ringmer then went out to field and we became a little nervous when Uckfield scored 24 off their first over but the  girls soon picked up their game and slowed their run rate down in the final 2 overs.

Uckfield 57 v Ringmer 66

Congratulations to the students who played:

Sophie Griffith, Ellie Welfare, Ellie Gross, Rosie Hobbs, Lily Robson, Rhiannon Mclvor, Bella Charles, Fatima Secka and Xanthe Watkins

Well done!

Mrs Peters


Well done to the Y8/9 Cricket team who beat Priory on Wednesday afternoon.

Ringmer batted very well and some high scores from Will (34), Euan (26) and Harry (22) all helped Ringmer end the innings on 111 runs. Steady bowling and some good fielding meant Ringmer got Priory all out for 71.

Man of the Match: Euan Thornicroft

Team as follows:

1.      Will May (Captain)        2.      Euan Thornicroft      3.      Sam McDermott       4.      Joe Thomas

5.       Sam Slade                   6.      Toby Scott                  7.      Rob May                     8.      Sid Simmonds

9.       Harry Barnett               10.  Owen Tasker             11.  Harvey Lamble

Well done all

Mr Hamblin

Sussex Games Finals

Despite the weather, it was an amazing day at The K2 on Wednesday 29 June with the year 9/10 girls. They competed in the Sussex Games Finals and represented The South Downs Partnership in Stoolball. They should all be very proud, as not only did they perform brilliantly, they displayed great etiquette throughout the day.

The girls won their pool by beating Bourne Community College, Holy Trinity and Oathall Community College. This put them into the semi-final against Milais, which they won with some great batting from Amy Tuppen and Abigail Turner. They then faced Angmering in the final. I knew this was going to be a really tough game as Angmering senior ladies are very strong, but they put up a great fight and only lost in the final over. The girls all received silver medals during the closing ceremony.

Congratulations to the following students.

Abigail Turner, Amy Tuppen, Dani Jacobs, Georgia Bell, Emily Trent, Emily Sellens, Megan Pugh, Hope Hodge

Well done

Mrs Peters


Another great win for Ringmer at Seaford on 28 June 2016

Ringmer Year 10,  7 - Seaford 1.5

Ringmer Year 9, 4 - Seaford 1

Congratulations to the following players;

Dani Jacobs, Abbie Dunmore, Charlie Silvester, Dan Jasper, Matthew Catley, Michael Reader, Abigail Turner, Amy Tuppen, Emily Trent, Hope Hodge, Emily Sellens, Abbie-May Crawford, Tamara Bowers, Anna Morris, Lana Lawrence

A special mention for Abigail Turner, Emily Trent & Amy Tuppen who played up a year group as the year 10s were short of players.

Well done

Mrs Peters

Year 7 & 8 Cricket

On Monday 27 June a mixed Year 7 and 8 Cricket team went to Seahaven to take them on in a game.  Seahaven batted first scoring 78 for 3 of their 12 overs.  Ben Smith, being the pick of the bowlers took 2 wickets with Rob May also picking up 1 wicket.  Lots of Ringmer students played a short notice, which was fantastic to see so many students wanting to represent their school. 

In reply Ringmer, unfortunately only managed to get 53 for 7 in their 12 overs.  Rob May scored 15 and Ben Smith scored 12 were the top scorers.  Also at least 4 students played hard ball cricket for the first time.

No man of the match was awarded as the whole team played really well, so it was a whole team award.

Well done all!

Mr Coulthard


Year 7 Basketball

Friday 20th November

After school on Friday the Year 7 basketball players went over for a 3 V 3 tournament at Causeway school.  The boys, all 9 of them played well and represented the school with pride. The first game they drew with 2 baskets a side, unfortunately they lost their second game 4-2. The final two games, which they played were wins of 4-0 in each.  All boys got equal amount of game time and played extremely well for the first time performing as a team together.

Well done!

Mr Coulthard

KS3 Swimming Gala

Monday 23rd November

On Monday afternoon a team of 12 pupils went to represent Ringmer at the KS3 swimming gala over at Seaford Head school.  All pupils performed to the best of their ability and were up against some stiff competition.  The event changed slightly as some more schools entered so not as many individual races were able to happen.  Ringmer won two individual events with Bradley and Rachel both winning their events. All pupils participated in events even if they were not all that keen in the beginning.

Well Done!

Mr Coulthard

Year 9 Rugby

Ringmer 26, Seahaven 12

Tries scored by Sidney Simmonds, Oscar Wright x2 and Will May

Conversions by Jack Stepney x2 and Sam McDermott

Man of the Match: Oscar Wright

Excellent performance with a great attitude shown.  Well done.

Mr Hamblin

Year 8 Rugby

Ringmer 5, Priory 39

Man of the Match: Max Miklaucich

Hard luck against a very strong Priory team. Well done for not giving up and getting a well deserved try.

Mr Hamblin 

Year 8 Rugby

Ringmer 42, Peacehaven, 0

Ringmer players really enjoyed this game and scored some excellent try’s all the way through the game with them being scored by lots of players across the team.  The best thing about the game was the spirit in which it was played and also the fact that we had enough players to be able to have rolling substitutions allowing all players to get some rest throughout the game.  There are too many try scorers to individually name.

As a team this is the best I have seen the team play and they were extremely positive.

Man of the Match: Whole team/Squad

Well done

Mr Coulthard

Year 11 Rugby

Ringmer 36, Seahaven, 17

In their first game of the year Ringmer took on Seahaven, having a squad of 19 players and Seahaven having 12 meant we played with 12 players a team and also allowed lots of time for rolling subs through the game.  The team played the game in the correct spirit and both teams scored some wonderful try’s at half time the game was evenly contested with the score being 15-5, in the second half Ringmer scored more trys with Loius Barron getting himself a hatrick and the conversions being added by Brandon. Some of the play from the team was extremely positive and shows what an impact the numbers of players turning up at practise has had.

Man of the Match: Brandon for some excellent running lines and setting Louis up for his Hat rick try

Well done

Mr Coulthard

Year 8 Success

Despite being the hottest day of the year, the year 8’s performed amazingly in both stoolball and Rounders.

The stoolball started at 10am at Plumpton with 11 local teams competing in the Sussex Schools Finals. Ringmer won their pool convincingly, achieving the highest score of 98 in just four overs! They then played Millais School in the Semi Finals and won 58-36. The final was against Oathall School. This was a close fought game with Oathall needing 16 off the last over. Despite some excellent fielding and bowling, Oathall won the game with 3 ball remaining.

A great team performance but a special mention must go out to Roberta Vine and Abigail Turner for excellent batting and to Emily Trent for her bowling and superb fielding.

We then got in the minibus and travelled to Bishop Bell  for our Partnership Rounders Finals. The team had been undefeated in their West league matches which meant that they played the winners of the East league in the partnership finals. Again an outstanding team performance. The final result was Ringmer 6 1/2  - Willingdon 2.

Partnership Champions for a 2nd year running!

Well done to the team

Mrs Peters 

Partnership Finals

St Richards, 3 - Ringmer, 0

Ringmer made the short trip to the Dripping Pan for the Partnership Final against St Richards.

A slow start to the first half, against the wind, ultimately cost Ringmer.  Some good finishing from St Richards meant that they lead 3 - 0 at half time.

Ringmer increased their effort in the second half and were unlucky not to get back into the game with some good chances created.  However, St Richards defended well and ended up the worthy winner.

Man of the Match: Andy Dean - hardworking, solid and dominant midfield performance

It was an excellent season and the boys did well to reach the final. Next year hopefully they can go one step further!

Mr Hamblin