2018 English Schools Golf team Championships

Having qualified during the Easter break by winning the Cumbria Golf Team Championships by 1 shot at Kendal Golf Club, our team of Luke. Q, Sam. B  and Ethan. C had the privilege and fantastic opportunity to represent UVHS at England Golf Headquarters Woodhall Spa GC on July 11.   Travelling across the day before gave our team a first sight of Woodhall Spa’s Bracken Course during the practice round.  The dry conditions had made fairways very hard, but the greens were simply fantastic, but incredibly undulating and all 3 boys new this was going to be a real test of their golfing abilities.  Unlike our County competition which was a medal based event, the national event was a points based stable-ford format with the best 2 scores from 3 to count, so keeping the ball in play and making par was going to be very important.  Sunny but breezy conditions on the Wednesday met our team and whilst although they warmed up well, some nerves were evident.  All three boys hit beautiful tee shots off the first tee which eased nerves, but unfortunately as their rounds unfolded, some excellent shots by all three pupils accompanied wayward shots and poor course management on some holes did not give the boys the scores or points totals they are capable of producing.  Finishing 34th out of 35 with a 53 point total was a little deflating, but having the opportunity to compete at a National level should stand the boys in good stead should any of them play in competitions like this again.  Final scores by our team were, Luke. Q (Handicap 3 – 28 points), Sam. B (Handicap 11 -25 points) and Ethan. C (Handicap 16 – 21 Points). Being one of 35 schools from across England who qualified for this National Team Golf Competition was a great achievement in itself.

Year 7 Copeland County Athletics final

The year 7 athletics team competed at the year 7 athletic championships at Furness Academy. Pupils that came 1st or 2nd in there events qualified to represent Furness schools team at the county championships in Copeland.

12 pupils from UVHS made up the team which in itself is a fantastic achievement! The event was brilliant and the Furness Schools athletic team came second overall! Fantastic effort and achievement from all the athletes.

Lucy S won the Discus making her the best Discus thrower in Cumbria! Outstanding achievement well done Lucy!


Sports Ambassadors Primary Coaching

The sports ambassadors have been busy this term learning how to coach ultimate Frisbee! They have learnt the game brilliantly and created lesson plans so they are ready to deliver these sessions to local primary schools. On Monday 11th June the sports ambassadors went down to Croftlands Juniors Primary School to coach their sports leaders on how to lead ultimate Frisbee lessons. They were FANTASTIC and the pupils really enjoyed their sessions! The coaching does not stop there as they went to SJB Primary School to deliver more Ultimate Frisbee lessons!

U14 Cricket Semi-Final v Nelson Tomlinson School

Wigton CC was the venue for our U14 County Knockout Cricket Semi-Final against Nelson Tomlinson School.  Losing the toss, the UVHS team was asked to bat on a lovely warm summers day and we were immediately in hot water losing a wicket 2nd ball of the game.  Another wicket shortly after required a steading partnership and thankfully Cameron (26 no) & Joe (21) settled the ship somewhat and after our 16 overs we had managed 67 for 6.  The team talk and plan was to stay enthusiastic and bowl full and straight to build pressure.  A great catch by Gavin gave us a great start and then a run out shortly after gave us a glimmer of hope, but Nelson Tomlinson’s opening bat played beautifully playing shots to all areas of the ground to take the game away from us posting the winning runs in the 10th over at 68 for 2.

Considering I was very close to conceding our Rd 1 game to Chetwynde due to a lack of players for this team, can I personally thank Jake. W, Gavin, Lewis, Elijah, Jake.L (Yr 7) & Jack (Yr 7) for putting their hand up and playing, so we could fulfill this match and then staying in the team and helping us make a Semi-Final that seemed a long way off in May.

Well done boys, be proud of your efforts.

Mr Quint

Yr 7 President’s Trophy County 8 a side Cricket Finals

Having won the Barrow Schools 8 a side Cricket Competition, we now got the chance to test ourselves against other winners from around Cumbria in the County 8 a side President’s Trophy Finals at Furness CC on June 25.

Our first game was against Millom School and we got off to a tremendous start.  With all teams only batting for 8 overs, starting on 200 runs and losing 5 runs for each wicket lost, the UVHS side managed 233 runs losing 4 wickets.  Millom then could only score 223 runs losing 3 wickets.  Our second game was against The Lakes School.  UVHS could only manage 210 runs losing 4 wickets to The Lakes Schools 234 runs for the loss of 1 wicket.  Our third game saw us play Ullswater School in a high scoring game.  UVHS scored 235 runs losing 4 wickets, but Ullswater were simply too strong scoring 261 runs for the loss of 2 wickets.  Our final game against Cockermouth School was a must win, but unfortunately we simply lost too many wickets to give the Cockermouth team a struggle, with the UVHS boys managing 221 runs losing 5 wickets in the process to Cockermouth’s 236 runs for the loss of 2 wickets.  Over the day we managed 1 win and 3 losses, but had we managed to lose fewer wickets and take a few more, our totals would have been higher and our games would have definitely been very close, as we would have been able to put more pressure on our opposition.

Our Yr 7 team is developing nicely and hopefully next year we can build on a healthy start and have a good run in the County Knockout Competition.

Well done boys.

Mr Quint