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Archive for April, 2016

Phillip Morant 15 Harwich and Dovercourt High School 10

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A thrilling match and a big occasion that saw the lead change several times.

The game kicked off and it was clear that both sides were up for it with several big hits flying in straight from the start. It was a good 10 minutes before either side could break through with Phillip Morant building pressure and reaping the rewards with the first try coming through some well worked forward play.

Harwich were quick to retaliate with good yards gained from winger Bradley Stanford and Centre Tommy Palmer lead to a strong run from Andrew Bird. Bird drove to the line set up a ruck and Floyd Barker picked up from the back and drove through four players to touch down. The first half finished even with one try a piece.

The second half kicked off and again the game ebbed back and forth as each team tested the others defence, the tackles were ferociously flying in with Joe Taylor making several try saving tackles.

Excellent rucking from Charlie Cockburn and Harrison Mann lead to Harwich camping on the Morant line. From the strong field position Zachary Keeley drove through and touched down to give Harwich the lead with less than 10 minutes to go.

Harwich defended well throughout but the experienced Morant team (who have not lost a game in three years) started to pull through and some excellent offloading and inter-passing lead to them scoring a well worked try to draw the match. With 4 minutes to play Harwich were tiered and Morant looked comfortable from the kick off Morant made a fast break down the left hand side of the field and despite several valiant tackles Harwich could do little to prevent the winning try.

A great day out and a performance to be proud of.


Year 7 Rugby Final

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The Year 7’s finally got to play their Rugby final at Colchester Rugby club. They were drawn against Thurstable in their play off final game. Harwich started the game strongly with excellent organisation skills from Alex Ashworth and Joe Sewell. Harwich took the lead within 4 minutes with Reagan Constable making superb ground before Joe Sewell taking the ball over the line. This was quickly followed up from Ioan Woodward who scored a excellent solo try. Again more excellent pressure and tackling from Joe Henderson and Harrison Hunt turned possession over and provided Ioan Woodward with another try. In the second half Harwich eased off slightly which allowed Thurstable to gain some good ground. Dan Logie and Morgan May inspired the team for one final push which resulted in Liam Atkins powering his way through with 2 players hanging off him to score his first ever try.

Harwich 20-0 Thurstable.

This means HDHS made it into the final where they were drawn against Stanway who previously beat Colne. The game started extremely competitively with Alex Ashworth, Harry Pitham and Joe Sewell making some great tackles. In and end to end contest it was Harwich who almost took the lead when Alex broke the line but was caught just short. This lead to Stanway taking the lead through the countries 10th quickest 100m under 13 runner. This was then followed up with 4 more tries for Stanway from the same player. Harwich tried their hardest to stop the ball reaching the player but ultimately this proved difficult. Harwich were the better Rugby team, making excellent tackles and gaining vital ground. It was the Stanway player who changed the game in their favour scoring or making all of their tries with his pace and power.

Harwich 0-25 Stanway

Player of the day- Joe Sewell

This was a great first season for all involved within the Year 7 Rugby team. In their first season together they went unbeaten in the coastal league. Won a play off game to get the finals. In total they scored 53 tries and conceded 7. Well done to all involved.

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Year 7’s win final Football game of the season

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Harwich came flying out of the blocks and went one up after a great through ball from Cameron Brunsden which was chased down by Alex Ashworth and he cooling clipped the ball over the advancing keeper.
For the next 20 minutes TTC had the majority of the play but great last ditch defending by Tom Newland and good goal keeping from Matt Morgan kept TTC to long range chances.
On the counter Alex Ashworth struck the post as Harwich looked to increase their lead before the break.
Second half started with Harwich on the front foot and they doubled their lead 10 minutes into the half when Cameron Brunsden followed up a flowing move to side foot home from 8 yards.
The remainder of the half was spent with TTC controlling the play and dominating the ball but they couldn’t find a way through a well drilled Harwich side.
Overall a great team effort from all involved and a good in against strong opponents.

Regional finals of the Rotary Clubs’ Youth Speaks competition

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On the 17th of April, Harwich and Dovercourt High School triumphed in the Regional finals of the Rotary Clubs’ Youth Speaks competition, after winning the district finals the week before. Ella Humphris, (Chairperson) Emily Carman (Main Speaker) and Elliot Jackson (Proposer of the Vote of Thanks) attended Bedford High School for Girls and competed against other teams ranging from 15 to 18 years old. Being the youngest of the senior groups to compete, Ella Humphris says that “it was a great day and really tested our ability.” Not only did Harwich and Dovercourt High School win the best overall team, meaning they advance to the National competition in Preston, Ella Humphris also won “Best Chairperson” and Emily Carman won “Best Main Speaker”- a testament to the teams overall hard work.

Their 10 minute presentation explored the importance of being moralistic; of appeasing the words you say with the corresponding actions and highlighted the moral compass of today. The team now look forward to progressing further to Nationals on the 7th of May.


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On Wednesday 13 April in the hall, Mr Holmes and Mr Day launched the 4th EWE group.
 These 56 students are some of the students that should be aspiring to achieve A*, A’s and B’s.
 Throughout the next year they will meet as a group but and also be allocated an individual academic mentor to guide them.
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