First-class effort by College’s pupils

130728b  Scarborough College U13 Girls hockey team, the Country champions, who are going on to represent North Yorkshire. Photo by Andrew Higgins 14/02/2013
130728b Scarborough College U13 Girls hockey team, the Country champions, who are going on to represent North Yorkshire. Photo by Andrew Higgins 14/02/2013
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Scarborough College students have been flying the flag for the town, representing the school, county and region.

On the rugby pitches four college boys have been selected to play for the East Yorkshire squads in their respective age groups.

130728c  Scarborough College girls hockey players all selected for North Yorkshire JAC (Junior Academy Centre). Front, Francis Livera, left, and Georgina Horsham-Batley. Seated behind, Pippa Burdass, left, Hayley Ng, Laura Ingham, Bliss Horwell, Harriet Stephenson, and Georgia Holdsworth.'Photo by Andrew Higgins 14/02/2013

130728c Scarborough College girls hockey players all selected for North Yorkshire JAC (Junior Academy Centre). Front, Francis Livera, left, and Georgina Horsham-Batley. Seated behind, Pippa Burdass, left, Hayley Ng, Laura Ingham, Bliss Horwell, Harriet Stephenson, and Georgia Holdsworth.'Photo by Andrew Higgins 14/02/2013

Toby Harrison and James Wingrove have been picked for the under-16s, Oliver Brown for the under-15s and Alex Ingham the under-14s.

As well as being dedicated players at the college, the boys also play at their local clubs and attend additional training sessions. Harrison plays for Driffield RUFC while the other three boys play for Scarborough RUFC.

On the hockey front, the college have several boys and girls are progressing through the training and selection process of the England Hockey Single System.

Scott Bristowe has been selected for East Yorkshire under-17s, and Henry Harrison, James Marsden and Joe Barker have all been selected at under-16 level for North Yorkshire.

130728d  Scarborough College boys rugby players, all selected for East Yorkshire, Oliver Brown, left, Alex Ingham, James Wingrove, and Toby Harrison.'Photo by Andrew Higgins 14/02/2013

130728d Scarborough College boys rugby players, all selected for East Yorkshire, Oliver Brown, left, Alex Ingham, James Wingrove, and Toby Harrison.'Photo by Andrew Higgins 14/02/2013

Georgina Horsham-Batley and Francis Livera have been selected for North Yorkshire under-17s.

Georgia Holdsworth and Harriet Stephenson are in the under-14 group, Pippa Burdass and Hayley Ng at under-13, Laura Ingham,Bliss Horwell and Nicky Houghton at under-12 have also all been selected to attend their respective North Yorkshire Junior Academy Centres.

The college’s under-13 girls’ hockey team won the county tournament, beating St Martin’s Ampleforth 6-0 and Cundall Manor 3-1 along the way.

Year Seven pupil Matthew Bowman has been selected, following competitive trials last term, to represent the North East Independent Schools FA (ISFA).

130728e  Scarborough College students boys hockey players all selected for either North Yorkshire/East Yorkshire Junior Academy Centre, Henry Harrison, left, James Marsden, Joe Barker, and Scott Bristowe (East Yorkshire).  Photo by Andrew Higgins 14/02/2013

130728e Scarborough College students boys hockey players all selected for either North Yorkshire/East Yorkshire Junior Academy Centre, Henry Harrison, left, James Marsden, Joe Barker, and Scott Bristowe (East Yorkshire). Photo by Andrew Higgins 14/02/2013

He recently played in his first representative matches. Bowman travelled to Sunderland to play in three matches against their academy team.

In his coaches’ words: “The player of the day would have to go to the sensational right-back Matthew Bowman due to his great tactical awareness and commitment for the badge he was wearing.”

Bowman is due to take part in the regional ISFA competition representing the North East later this month in a competition held at Shrewsbury.

The footballer travels to Middlesbrough during the week for coaching at the Middlesbrough Academy as well as balancing a very busy schedule of academic work and sporting commitment at the college.

Scarborough College pupil Matthew Bowman, Year 7, has been selected, following competitive trials last term, to represent the North East Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA). He recently played in his first representative matches. submitted pic

Scarborough College pupil Matthew Bowman, Year 7, has been selected, following competitive trials last term, to represent the North East Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA). He recently played in his first representative matches. submitted pic

Chris Barker, director of sport at Scarborough College said: “I’m delighted to see so many of our pupils at the top of their chosen sports.

“We are very proud of our track record at Scarborough College with a growing number of pupils playing representative sport, be this rugby, hockey, cricket, football or specialist sports such as squash, biathlon and grass-track racing.

“When this is added to our best ever participation rates in weekend sporting fixtures, I’m very pleased with sport at the college and confident of a promising future.”