Five sporting fixtures saw the students representing Dane Court with their usual enthusiasm last week.
On Wednesday the Senior Boys were determined to halt the slide after two losses in a row and still smarting, they tore into the Marlowe Academy with ferocity and had it not been for wayward finishing the game would have been won in the first twenty minutes.
The first rugby match of the season took place on Monday when our First XV travelled to Sir Roger Manwood's, Mr White writes...
'Despite the surrounding blue skies a dark cloud had appeared over the rugby pitch. Dane Court had been hit by thunderbolts before the game had even started losing star forwards Eli Votta, Mitchell Stokes-Carter and Ettiene Avisse-Brown. However, a determined fifteen took to the field ready to take on an always competitive Sir Roger Manwood's side bolstered with overseas stars.
A busy week this week highlighted the commitment and enthusiasm that we are lucky to work with here at Dane Court. Over the course of the week we estimate that we have had over 200 students taking part in extra-curricular activities, it is a testament to the students that they are so willing and indeed capable.
The week started with disappointing 2-8 loss for the U16 Boys against the Norton Knatchbull which ended their interest in the Kent Cup. The highlights were an early goal from Dan Humprhys and an excellent finish from outside the penalty area by James Peskett half way through the second half.
On Saturday 5 May there were more important football matters than Liverpool v Chelsea at Wembley as our Year 9 Futsal team once again travelled to represent both the School and Kent at a Futsal Competition.
During a welcome break in the current poor weather Dane Court Grammar School's year 8 rugby team surged to a memorable win in the Kent Developing Rugby Schools semi final. This was a fine achievement for a year group of only 60 boys against the Howard School, one of the largest in the county who have a good sporting tradition themselves.
The U15s played against the Marlowe Academy and completed a comfortable win in their first indoor match. Our total of 124 all out was on the back of good knocks from Dan Carter and Todd Jordan who scored 34 and 31 respectively. The next best contribution was from 'Extras' via wides and no balls. In reply the Marlowe mustered 69 all out with Charlie Hatcher taking 2 for 14 in his three over's to prove the most economical bowler.