Spring/Summer 2017



Cross Country
On Monday 6 January 2017, seven U10 & U11 boys from S3 and S4 travelled to Frewen College to run in the Independent Schools Association Cross Country Championships. The boys all ran together in the U11 race with Max Capamagian gaining 3rd place, Toby Barenbrug 16th, Demi Alli 37th, Kevin Cao 39th, Zeka Enver 46th, Bhavandeep Manak 78th and Michael Tobitt 78th. Well done boys!


An outstanding performance from Max Capamagian who qualified for the Nationals which was supposed to take place on Saturday 25 March at Prestwold Hall, Lancashire but unfortunately it was cancelled due to water on the fields.


We ended the Cross Country season with a big home fixture on Wednesday, 8 March with nine schools taking part. There were 270 children running in eight races from Year 3 to Year 6. We had some great performances with Charlie Holland S1C finishing 1st, Oliver Delamain S1R finishing 2nd and Artie Hall S1C in 3rd place. Evie Gannon S1C finished 2nd, Niamh Cartwright S3Me in 5th place and Gabrielle Odey S4B also finishing in 5th place. Max Capamagian completed the season by coming 1st in the S4 boys competition.


A big ‘well done’ to all the children who took part in these events.

We are now looking forward to a summer term of great Athletics.


Most improved runners for last season were, Amy Casey and Joseph Bodie (S1), Isabel Fung and Samuel Cross (S2), Naysa Nganje and Callum Ho (S3) and Elise Knights and Luke McCue (S4).


Well done, also, to Daphne Postlethwaite (J3T) and Joseph Brady (J3T) who were awarded the Junior ‘most promising sportsperson’ awards.


Football Success
S4 boys, Zeka Enver, Toby Barenbrug, Ethan Osei-Bonsu, Michael Truong, Jack Page, Nathan McCready, Michael Tobitt, Jake Chea, Aviraj Lidder and Jimi Fajulugbe were runners-up at the St Michael’s (Cup Final) on 24th March. The team as a whole were a credit to themselves and Merton Court for their never say die attitude when the odds were stacked against them by a ‘Roy of the Rovers’ goalkeeping display from the opposition. Particular mention must go to Zeka Enver who absolutely ran his heart out for the whole game and never gave up, a true captain’s performance leading by example.


Hockey Success
Well done to all those that took part this season. Merton Court had some good wins and were runners-up in the Colfe’s U11’s Tournament out of nine teams, Maryia Alli (c), Menaal Hassan, Gabrielle Odey, Lara Rampersad, Lizzie Tran, Ella Cheshmejoui-Walford and Alice Pritchard. Also, in the St Dunstan’s Tournament, well played Gabrielle Odey, Toby Barenbrug, Max Capamagian, Zeka Enver, Ella Chesmejoui-Walford, Maryia Alli, Nathan McCready, Lara Rampersad and Lucy McNulty who were awarded runners-up medals.


Congratulations to the ‘Nutella Noses’ for winning our Breaktime 6-a-side Hockey League.


Well done also to:
Hockey League Top Scorer Jack Eagle
‘Passmore’ Hockey Shield Ella Chesmejoui-Walford
Most Improved Hockey Player Lucy McNulty
Hockey Player of the Season Toby Barenbrug


National ISA Indoor Skiing Championships
On Monday 24 April 2017, Joshua Cook, Toby Barenbrug, Nicolas Barenbrug and Emily Summers took part in the National ISA Indoor Skiing Championships held at Hemel Hempstead. Joshua finished 14th in the U14, Nicolas 33rd and Toby 35th in the U12 and Emily finishing in 12th in the U10 category. Well done and thanks to Mrs Summers.




Cross Country
In January, a team of fifteen went to Northiam near Hastings to run in the Independent Schools Association Cross Country Championships. The Year 4 boys team came 1st and the Year 6 boys team were 2nd. Individual qualifications for the London South team went to: Demi Alli, Jack Eagle, Bhavandeep Manak, Max Capamagian and Zach Mitchell. In the UK National Championships ” Bhavandeep Manak Yr 4 was 36th and Max Capamagian Yr 6 was 48th. Well done!


On Wednesday 9 March nearly 350 children and supporters took part in the largest cross country gathering in Bexley Borough, hosted by Merton Court. Teams from eleven schools entered and each yeargroup from 3-6 was represented. Merton Court Team wins were Yr3 boys, Yr4 boys and Yr6 boys. There were individual wins for Max Capamagian (Yr5) and Zhechko Zhelyazkov (Yr4).


Hockey Success
Good wins for the U10’s against Babington House, Blackheath High, Colfe’s and Breaside and the U11’s did well beating St Dunstan’s and Breaside. Well played all.


Congratulations to the ‘Hyper Hedgehogs’ for winning our Breaktime
6-a-side Hockey League.


Well done also to:
Hockey League Top Scorer Toby Barenbrug
‘Passmore’ Hockey Shield Amrit Kallar
Most Improved Hockey Player Louis Joseph
Hockey Player of the Season Blue Collard