Marlborough College was host to yet another brilliant Wiltshire Finals, with this year yet again being a beautiful day.
This year, St Augustine’s proudly had 5 teams competing on the day, these were:
Year 7/8 Girls Rugby final: Leonor Parker; Aurea Parker; Joccoaa Weatherhead; Cate Westley; Valentine LeSault; Gemma Tucker; Tabby Hitchcock; Eloise Edwards.
Year 7: Girls Super 8 Final: Rachel Dela Ysla; Cait Cuerbo; Matilda Alsop; Millie Gould; Freya Buglass; Eloise Buglass; Niamh Ward; Jo-Jo Farrell.
Year 7: Boys Super 8 final: Will Brotherton; Finley Wright; Rueben Fenton-Brown; James Drake; Luke Roddy; Jack Farion; Oliver Watts; Jacob Lines.
Year 7/8 Boys Table Tennis final: Will Avery; Marcus Wales; Will Andrews; Johnny Cruttenden.
Year 7/8 Closed Boys Tennis final: Josh Johnson; Riain Down; Sam Walker; Will DeJaeger.
Touch Rugby Final: With 10 other teams competing, the girls knew that they were in for a very long, and hot day at Marlborough Colleges Cricket pitch. The first game was against Sheldon, and it took the girls a few minutes to get in their stride, however some quick thinking from Cat Westley saw St Augustine’s go into the lead. With a minute left, Sheldon got lucky and sneaked in the try to salvage a draw for the Chippenham side.
A draw followed against St Josephs with a try from Leonor Parker, then a brilliant win over Wooten Bassett kept the unbeaten run going. Final group game saw the St A’s side unfortunately lose their first game of the whole campaign narrowly losing 2-1.
Due to the unfortunate draw against Sheldon, it meant that the girls were fighting for 5th place instead of a bronze medal. The girls battled on and won the game 1-0 to come overall 5th in the whole of Wiltshire! An amazing accomplishment by all the girls, and a massive well done! Hard work paid off.
Girls and Boys Super 8 Final: Athletes was the last event to finish at the games, with the temperatures peaking at 32c on the track, the girls and boys made sure to keep topped on fluids!
Will Brotherton clinched 3rd place in his event, with Reuben also gaining the same feat in the shot put. Jack Farion claimed 5th position in the Javelin, with the highlight of the Boys competition being Jacob Lines very deserved High Jump score of 1.30m bringing home 1st position in that event. Overall the boys came 5th out of 10 schools, amazing work boys!
In the girls competition, Matilda Alsop finished 3rd in her long jump event, along with Cait Cuerbo who threw amazingly in her shot put to gain the same position. Jo-Jo Farrell jumped amazingly well in her high jump with a score of 1.10m. However, Freya Buglass won her event in County record time to cruise to victory – Amazing! The girls overall finished 9th, an amazing display considering the low amount of training that majority of the girls have had in their respective events!
Table Tennis Finals: In this wonderfully competed event with such amazing quality, it was St Augustine’s who led the show early on winning all of their pool matches after some stunning displays. Wiltshire Champion Will Avery got things rolling after some thrilling points, with Johnny Cruttenden and Will Andrews doing a solid job in the doubles events.
The boys moved onto the Semi’s where they wiped the floor, cruising to the very hotly contested final. The final was a true contest, with the scores not being split after 4 singles games. It went to the doubles pairings, and the St A’s boys took a 1-0 lead, however the other team just scrapped through to grasp victory, leaving the St A’s devastated! It was a competition of the highest quality, and the boys should be so amazingly proud of being runners up in such a great event! Well done!
Tennis Finals: After their huge success in qualifying, the boys went into the event high on confidence, knowing they have the ability to become Wiltshire Champions! The unbeaten double pairings pf Sam Walker and Will DeJaeger carried on their incredible form, winning all of their games to keep the hopes of a gold medal truly alive for the St A’s quadrant.
The singles pair of Johnny and Riain battled hard in every point, and like the doubles pair did amazingly well.
Overall the boys won every single match they played, winning only one thing… WILTSHIRE CHAMPIONS!! A huge and massive congratulations – All the hard work and dedication has paid off!!
A massive well done to every competitor who not only competed in the Wiltshire Finals, but to actually get there is a huge accomplishment on its own!