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Archive for October, 2016

Harwich and Dovercourt High School vs Clacton Costal Academy

Written by Anna Day on . Posted in Archived News, Creative Arts And PE, Parent News, School News

This was always going to be a close game, with both sides looking to out do each other. Harwich started the better with Jack James scoring the first of the game and the first of his 4 tries. With excellent ruck play Clacton were soon back in the game and their ability to dominate the breakdown led them to take the lead, scoring 3 tries on the bounce without conceding. Down, but not out, Harwich fought back and superb tackling from Josh Wells and excellent counter rucking from Kyle Mather forced Harwich back into the game. It wasn’t long before James added two more tries to the score sheet putting Harwich on level terms.

With the game balanced it could of easily gone either way. With superb passing play from Ioan Woodward, Cameron Brunsden and Regan Constable Harwich stretched the Clacton Defence and a break down the right hand side of the field led to a score from Jacob Jackson in the corner. Harwich were now in the lead, however Clacton fought back and managed to score again, levelling the score. From the kick off a great individual try from Jack James, which he then converted put Harwich back on top with 10 minutes to play.

Clacton were determined to come back and the Harwich defence held strong but couldn’t keep them out, they managed to score a try in the corner needing a very difficult kick to put them in the lead. With the kick missed Harwich had 2 minutes to hold on to their slender lead which they did.
Final score Harwich 27 Clacton 25. Man of the match went to Jack James with 4 tries, runners up were Josh Wells and Kyle Mather.

Photo – Captain Harvey Smith on the charge.


Salon International Trip

Written by Anna Day on . Posted in Archived News, Parent News, School News

A fabulous day trip to Salon International with our hairdressing students. We got to see a catwalk show, latest techniques and styles, product innovations and rub shoulders with industry icons. Trevor Sorbie, Patrick Cameron and Errol Douglas were just a few of the celebrity stylists we saw weaving their magic.

An inspirational day!

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Year 7 Celebration Evening

Written by Anna Day on . Posted in Archived News, English And Media, Parent News, School News

 This event took place yesterday between 4:30-5:30pm in K Block.

The evening gave parents/carers the chance to see what their child had achieved during their first half term. There were displays of student’s classrooms, work and books.

There was also a student presentation where they presented their work, using the skills that they had acquired this term.

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HDHS 17 – Colne 10

Written by Anna Day on . Posted in Archived News, Creative Arts And PE, Parent News, School News

Year 10 and Year 11 who travelled away to face Colne came home with a great score 17-10 win. Man of the match went to Tan, Kullen, Huy ,and Kian. They all played a great game of Rugby all of them resulting in the win of the match.
The first try came to Huy who had a great run through the whole team to score a amazing try, the next came to Kian who flew through everyone to score a great try and finally came to Kian again with another supercharged run through to score a tremendous try. Written and photos by Tyler Beezley.


Year 9’s lose out to strong side from Colne

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Colne 43 – HDHS 12

Year 9’s faced a big and powerful side from Colne and despite losing the game played some excellent running rugby, the scoring flattered the visiting team who were stronger but Harwich played a far better game than the final score would suggest. Harwich Tries came from Harvey Rotchell and Jacob Jackson. Jack James making one conversion. Man of the match went to Tony Berritt for his superb support play and excellent work at the break down.

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HDHS 45-0 Colne

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The Year 7 Rugby team welcomed Colne to HDHS. The game started at a frantic pace with Harwich pressing and closing the space well. This lead to the first try within 3 minutes from Lex Walls. This set the tone for the game with Harwich being first to every break down and capitalising at every opportunity. Charlie Smith and Harley Cipov performed excellently and used the ball wisely. This lead to the score at half time being HDHS 30-0 Colne.
With tries score from Lex Walls (4), Tom Stacey (1) and Sam Parker (1). Colne came out strongly in the second half which had Harwich on the defensive. Korben Burdis, Ryan Birch and Jack Desmond had to work really hard and put in some technically brilliant tackles to halt Colne. Harwich managed to run in another 3 tries. Congratulations to a couple of players making their debuts for the school Michael Keeley and Alex Leaford.
Man of the match Lex Walls- 5 tries.

HDHS 30-5 Colne

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 The Year 8 Rugby team travelled to Colne high on confidence after a brilliant performance at CCHS the previous week. The game started in a tough manor with Harrison Hunt and Harry Pitham trying to gain control of the ball. This lead directly to Alex Ashworth scoring the games first try after excellent ball usage for Liam Atkins. The game continued at an excellent pace with both teams rucking and using the ball well. Regan Constable gained excellent yardage and again found Alex Ashworth in the wing to run in his second try. This seemed to turn the tide and Harwich from then were rampant winning every scrum, ruck and maul. Ioan Woodward lead the team excellently and at half time the score was HDHS 20-0 Colne.
Colne in the second half came out fighting and started to dominate the rucks and gain a few penalties. Cameron Brunsden, Matt Morgan and Morgan Campbell were having to make tackle after tackle but eventually the pressure did pay off and Colne got one back. This seemed to inspire the team who again up’d the pressure to run in another 2 tries through Ioan Woodward and Alex Ashworth. Jamie Brunning and Alfie Carman fairly new to the team put in a great display. Overall the boys performed brilliantly with each player working extremely hard and doing the basic things right.
Man of the match as Alex Ashworth.

ESFA Round 2 – Year 10

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Claydon High School 3 Harwich and Dovercourt 2 AET
Harwich travelled to Suffolk for the second round to play at a Claydon side that they had defeated after extra time in last year’s round 2.
On a very narrow pitch neither team seemed to be able to take control and it took until the 10th minute for any real action.
Claydon had 2 good chances which threatened to break the deadlock but were unable to find the target.
5 minutes later Yuki Jackson must have had his heart in his mouth when he clearly pulled the shirt of the Claydon player halting his pacey run towards the Harwich box. No card was shown but from the resulting 20 yard free kick the ball was struck superbly over the wall leaving keeper Quinn Bird no option than to just look and admire the quality of the strike.
This seemed to finally wake up a very lacklustre Harwich who almost instantly equalised when Phillip Sebastian fired wide after excellent wing play from substitute Keenan Brown.
Harwich were let off soon after when 3 air shots from Claydon stopped what looked a certain goal and a 2-0 lead.
A now focussed and calm Harwich responded with some good quality passing football and were rewarded when from a corner after sustained pressure, was bulleted home by the head of Charlie Guiezelar after another sumptuous set piece from Keenan Brown.
Half time 1-1
Harwich begun the second half started with much better rhythm than the first but were thankful to the alertness of Quinn Bird in goal who saved brilliantly 1 on 1 at the feet of the Claydon striker. Straight up the other end went Harwich and if it wasn’t for stubborn defending would have taken the lead.
10 minutes into the second half the impressive Keenan Brown floated another great corner in, it wasn’t dealt with by the Claydon defence and full back Cody Double took full advantage stabbing home from close range.
With 10 minutes of the game left it was end to end with a result too difficult to predict. It was though Claydon who grabbed the next goal from another direct free kick. This time from 25 yards, a different player taking it but the same result with Quinn Bird only able to watch the ball as it flew into the net.
Both sides pushed for a winner but extra time arrived with no real chances occurring.
Fulltime 2-2
Extra time started with disaster for Harwich when the very impressive winger for Claydon (the games man of the match) beat five Harwich players before stroking the ball homeviaa small deflection to give Claydon the lead.
The last 9 minutes drifted by with little event and a frustrated Harwich had to settle for an extra time defeat and the “tables turned” on them from last year
Man of the Match was full back Cody Double who worked tirelessly up and down the line thwarting the tricky winger for almost all the game and scoring a goal for himself.