TWBS Canada Rugby Tour 2018

TWBS Canada Rugby Tour 2018

The annual, under 15 rugby tour departs next week for Ontario, Canada after months of anticipation, planning and preparation. 34 young men and 4 staff from TWBS will be heading to Toronto on Thursday 24th May for a 9 day tour which will see them take in all of the sites of Ontario including the CN Tower, Niagara Falls and many, many more. The boys have been working hard selling raffle tickets, gaining sponsorship for the run to Twickenham and will be selling teas, coffees and cakes for the royal wedding goers in the morning in the hope of raising every little penny possible. In a similar vein the tour has managed to attract three fantastic and very generous sponsors for the trip who will have their company logos printed on the Tour kit for all to see on both sides of the Atlantic. Huge thanks must go to Grundon (waste management), Hunters (Architects) and Title sponsor SPE Bartell Global (Construction) for their incredible generosity and support. Have an amazing time gents and UNO...
Rosslyn Park National Sevens 2018

Rosslyn Park National Sevens 2018

The Windsor Boys’ School attended the national sevens tournament hosted by Rosslyn Park on Wednesday 21st March with one of the strongest teams they have ever entered to this tournament. With three players from year 11, who all showed great character and determination to prove why they are worthy for next year’s 1st XV. The boys were Conor Ball, Aaron Fogg and Doug Munro. Doug also managed to dot a couple tries against big names including Liverpool College and Gower College Swansea. We started off the day unlike the normal Windsor against Wellington and put in a superb performance and won the game 33 - 28. The boys left everything on the pitch in this match with a spectacular performance from captain Jamie Jarvis. Our second challenge was against Radley College who are also prestigious when it comes to schoolboy rugby. We finished the first half in fine fashion being up 19 - 5. With spectacular individual tries from Jamie Jarvis, Rory Naylor and Jack Hopkins. We switched off in the second half and the result ended 27 - 19 to Radley. Our third match was also a disappointing result where a different Windsor team turned up.  An illegal tackle was worthy of a yellow card, result ended with 38 - 21 to Gower College Swansea. After two demoralising results we turned it around and played our last match against Liverpool College where Rory Naylor scored 4 tries and converted 2 of them.  Jamie Wilson assisted one of these where he used his eagle-eyed pitch awareness, to spot a gap and perform a perfectly timed switch in our 22 to Rory....
TWBS rugby host Canadian visitors

TWBS rugby host Canadian visitors

Last Saturday, 10th March, The Windsor Boys’ School hosted a Canadian secondary school rugby side from the city of Guelph in Ontario, in the suburbs of Toronto. The game was played by year 11, 12 and 13 boys from TWBS and pupils of the same age from Guelph at Windsor RFC, Home Park. With the game played in fantastic spirit and both sides displaying fantastic rugby it was the hosts from TWBS who ended up being convincing winners. However, the game was about so much more than the result. With the rich tradition of sports’ tours that Windsor Boys’ School has, the relationships between new schools from overseas are so important and neither their tours nor our own can happen without finding schools who are willing to host so brilliantly. The tour leader for the Guelph party was a man called Derek Dobos who has done so much for TWBS over the years in helping us in the organisation of the Junior Rugby Tour each May, which we are incredibly grateful for. To add to the hospitality a large number of the parents of the Windsor players put on an incredible spread for after the game and the Canadians were genuinely incredibly grateful for the hospitality on what was the first stop of their tour before heading off to Wales. Thank you to all of the parents who helped and to Tony Gaskell for doing much of the organising and working as a link between TWBS and Windsor RFC. Mr R...
Autumn Term Sports Review

Autumn Term Sports Review

The Autumn term has been as busy and as opportunity filled as ever for The Windsor Boys’ School and the boys have experienced great success, seen huge improvements and greatly enjoyed a wide variety of activities since the start of the academic year back in September. Since the very first week which saw the rowing swim and capsize test take place with record breaking numbers, a full raft of rugby fixtures against local rivals Holyport as well as football training for all years, so many of the boys have displayed true Uno Animo spirit week in, week out. Rowing continues to thrive and prosper with almost unmanageable numbers in the schools junior age groups whilst the athletes at the top end are being challenged in new ways by Mr Wilkinson to keep their training fresh and motivating after last years incredible achievements. Along with Rugby, Football and Rowing being as popular as ever there has been huge numbers of boys across all year groups enjoying numerous other activities. Mark Bignal continues to get growing numbers for his twice weekly ultimate Frisbee sessions and would love to see even more numbers. He intends to take teams to the national champs again later in the year so get yourself involved as soon as you can. Mrs Lawson and Mrs Pateman have been kind enough to run the badminton club at lunchtimes on Monday and Friday. Basketball has been going on on a Tuesday morning in the sports hall for all ages and since half term squash has restarted taking place every Friday afternoon led by Mr Abramson each week. The aim is...
1st XV Coached by England Rugby

1st XV Coached by England Rugby

Ex-Windsor Boy and England Rugby coach Dean Amasinger, came back to deliver a fantastic session with our 1st XV last week. You could feel the excitement and buzz at having such an experienced and energetic member of the England coaching staff taking a session. The boys responded very well to everything Dean had to say and you could clearly see how much progress was made in just one hour. The boys worked on defensive positioning and fighting through the tackle to slow the ball down. They finished with a gruelling 5 minute block of conditioning, the same session Dean runs with the England boys. However, much to the boys’ horror, Dean revealed that he does that 5 minute session 5 times in a row with the England players, displaying how incredibly fit they all are. The boys went away feeling inspired, motivated and utterly exhausted! They have two games left this year and will look to finish on a high, so please get down to Stovell to support the team! Saturday 2nd December v Gunnersbury (H) 10am KO Tuesday 5th December v Eton (H) 2pm KO Thanks must go to Dean for giving up his time to come down and we would love to have you back! Mr J...
U16 Rugby Season so far

U16 Rugby Season so far

The U16 rugby team is enjoying a successful season, winning five matches so far. Included in this has been a mixture of good discipline in tight matches and some really entertaining play in excellent wins. Connor Ball has lead the team well, with great support from Ollie Reynolds and Matt Taylor. Last weekend the team showed true grit by beating a talented Tiffin side, inspired by two outstanding tries from Doug Munro and a super team effort in defence.   A massive thank you also for our fantastic parental support, especially Mrs Warren who sorts out all the teas for the players (and bacon rolls for the supporters), Mr Austen who has refereed for us and Ms Hill for her stunning photos. Mr G...
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