U15s Victoriious in Sussex Cup Final
The Ardingly College U15 Football team capped a fine football season off by winning the Sussex Cup, triumphing over an organised Cardinal Newman team after a penalty shoot out on Friday night.Find out more >>
Cricket successes early in the season for Ardingly
The 1st XI travelled to Reigate to compete in the National 20/20 competition last Sunday. Ardingly were drawn against the excellent Cranleigh School in the first match and scored 110 from their first innings.Find out more >>
Harriet Castle wins National Indoor Hockey Title with East Grinstead
Ardingly 1st XI Girls captain, Harriet Castle was part of the East Grinstead Under 18 Girls Indoor squad who won the National Under 18 Indoor Clubs Championship on Saturday 27th April at Bromsgrove School, following in the footsteps of Lower Sixth pupil, Tim Strueven, who won the Men's indoor title with EG back in January.Find out more >>
Boys Hockey: 1st XI Bath Hockey Tour
The first weekend of the Easter holidays saw a young, inexperienced 1st XI hockey team travel to Bath to take part in four matches at the prestigious Bath Hockey Festival. The team included three members of the Under 15A squad, Michael Makepeace, George Southgate and Louis Evans. All were making their 1st XI debuts. The added youth not only bought energy to the squad but also brought the best out in the senior players who needed to act as leaders on and off the pitch.Find out more >>
Girls Tennis Report 3rd Mar 2013
The girls' tennis season has got off to a flying start with all teams remaining undefeated. There was a clean sweep of victories over Christ's Hospital, with two pairs Zoe Andrews and Maren Hegger along with Ciara Branagan and Sharna Louise-Hoskins winning all three of their sets in some style.Find out more >>
The cricket season has started at a fast pace, with the cricket club playing their first fixtures against St Bedes on Saturday. The 1st team bowled and fielded well, restricting St Bedes to 220. However, the batting performance was lacklustre, as the team capitulated in a defeat by 140 runs. However, brighter news came from the rest of the cricket club. Henry Howard scored 56 as the 2nd Xi won by 3 runs. The U15As won comfortably in a game where Freddie Knott scored 82, and the U15Bs followed this with a fine victory. Jack Mangan scored 49 not out in a match that Ardingly won by six wickets. The U14Bs secured an excellent maiden victory as a combination of Tom Tweedie Smith's off spin and Adam O Dell's brisk 20 accounted for their counterparts, and the U14As had an excellent day at the office, restricting their opposition to 135 off their 35 overs, and knocking them off in just 12 overs, losing no wickets, as Riyan Mohammed scored a devastatingly quick 98 not out in the 10 wicket victory. Harry Rollings supported with an assured 39.Find out more >>
Ardingly are Double County Hockey Champions
On Tuesday 26th February, Ardingly Under 14As defeated Hurstpierpoint 4-0 in the final of the Sussex Cup, following in the footsteps of the 1st XI in winning the Sussex title and qualifying for the South Finals as Sussex Champions.Find out more >>
Four Four Two magazine feature Ardingly College
'So footballers are a bunch of thickies? Not any more. Step inside the learning lair where the English Schools Under 18 skipper is honing his skills while studying to be a doctor.'
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Under 15 Hockey Girls Reach County Final
Congratulations to the Under 15A hockey girls who defeated Millais 4-1 on Thursday 7th March to reach the final of the Sussex Cup. The quarter final was almost a distant memory despite it being a nailbiting penalty shootout win over Hurst in November and with the netball season meaning the team were limited to just one training session before the match, this was always going to be a tough challenge. However, the girls started well and took an early lead when Charlotte Childs set up Charlotte Martin-Linsley to score at the far post. Ardingly's pace in attack was a real feature of the game and after another fine attack, Alex Medlicott doubled the lead with a neat finish. However, with Millais pulling a goal back just before half time the game remained in the balance and Ardingly were indebted to a couple of excellent saves from Maddie Moore to maintain their lead.
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ISFA award U15's Fair Play Award
Over the holidays, the Chief Executive of the Independent Schools Football Association, Mark Dickson wrote to The Headmaster:
"I am delighted to inform you that, in addition to performing with great credit by reaching the quarter-finals of the Investec ISFA Cup, the Ardingly College U15 XI regularly received excellent marks from match officials, both at home and away. Referees have been consistently impressed by the manner in which your players have conducted themselves on and off the field and, as a result .. Ardingly are the winners of this season's Fair Play Award at Under 15 XI level."
Gani Nuredini experience as England Captain
Ardingly College Sixth Former Gani Nuredini has now played twice for the English Schools' Football Association U18 team in the Centenary Shield, the only independent school player in the squad. Gani represented England in their 1-1 draw against Northern Ireland and had the honour to captain England against Wales in what turned out to be a very tough fixture. England dominated the whole game but were very unfortunate as their strikers were out of luck.Find out more >>
Gani now Captain of the Full English Schools FA team
Ardingly's football captain, Gani Nuredini, has just added another accolade to his footballing career. Gani, who has already captained the Independent Schools National U18 side, has now been made captain of the full English Schools FA team, who are due to play all the home nations in the Centenary Shield, starting with a match against Wales on Friday 1st March at Lincoln City Football Club.Find out more >>
Fencing reports for matches against Eastbourne College, Worth, Whitgift and Staff.Find out more >>
Basketball - league champions for the 3rd year in a row.
The Basketball Team completed their league matches last week, playing Michael Hall away. This was a nail-biting end to the season because the team knew it could well have been the match that clinched the champions title once more.Find out more >>
Octavo - Cross Country
Ardingly College hosted the Octavo relays and welcomed schools from Oxford, Charterhouse. and Harrow. Over 160 competitors took part. They ran on a relay course of the Steepo, with each leg a gruelling 3km in thick mud. Ardingly secured 5th place out of nine schools. Congratulations to Sean Pontikos, James Price, Ed Jobling and Will Durkin who achieved the fastest times.
Ardingly goalkeepers enjoy masterclass with Czech International Filip Neusser
On Tuesday 12th February, Ardingly's hockey goalkeepers enjoyed a training session with Filip Neusser, a Czech international who plays for East Grinstead HC. Filip is renowned as the world's best indoor hockey goalkeeper and recently played a starring role in East Grinstead's Maxifuel Super Sixes National title victory at Wembley Arena.Find out more >>
U15 Football reach final of the Sussex County Cup
We are delighted to announce that Ardingly’s U15 Football team have reached the final of the Sussex County Cup Competition. Playing Chichester High School for Boys in the semi-finals, a close first half saw both teams go in at 0-0, despite Ardingly having several chances to take the lead. However, after a team talk from manager Mr Ian Nicholls, Ardingly’s possession began to count five minutes into the second half, with a quick double strike by Oscar Haynes Brown. Ardingly then played some excellent free flowing football, and Oscar Haynes Brown managed to add a third, being set up by fine approach play from Jak Alcock and Teddy West. Eddie Davis then got in on the act, scoring two fine goals from crosses, before Miguel Rodriguez wrapped up the victory with a typically astute finish. The match finished with Ardingly winning 6-2. So far in the competition. The U15s look forward to the final in March.
1st XI Boys Retain Sussex Under 18 Title
Congratulations to the 1st XI hockey boys who successfully retained their Sussex title on Tuesday 12th February with a 3-2 victory over Eastbourne College in the final. Three clinical first half short corners converted by Tim Strueven (2) and Will Godfrey raced Ardingly into a 3-0 lead and despite a spirited Eastbourne fightback in the second half and Ardingly being reduced to ten men for a five minute period towards the end of the match, Ardingly hung on. They now qualiify for the South finals as Sussex Champions for the second year in a row. These regional finals will take place on Wednesday 13th March.Find out more >>
Independent Schools Skiing Championships in Les Deux Alpes
On the last day of term 15 students left for the Independent Schools Skiing Championships in Les Deux Alpes, France. Due to large snowfalls in the weeks leading up to the trip, they were all blessed with excellent skiing conditions. As a result, the students were very enthusiastic about embarking upon two days of race training by the French instructors: everyone found the sessions very useful and learned valuable skills for the racing which followed. The first two races were individual events, a giant slalom followed by the more technical slalom event. In each event the 82 skiers completed the course twice and their times were added together. Jonathan Turner performed well, finishing 7th in the Giant Slalom. Jamie Butt excelled in both events, comfortably finishing second in the boys’ races, and only beaten by a student who regularly competes for Great Britain.Find out more >>
The Ardingly 1st XI captain, Gani Nuredini has recently been selected for the final English Schools National Football side to play in the Centenary Shield against the other home nations.
Gani will now play five matches against the home countries, all shown on Sky Sports, and is the only representative from the Independent Schools’ sector in the team.
Josh Taylor, the Ardingly 1st XI vice-captain has been offered a high level Football Scholarship to St. Edward’s University in Justin, Texas.Find out more >>
England Netballer, Ama Agbeze, visits Ardingly College
Following on from a hugely successful three match whitewash in the recent netball series against Australia Ama Agbeze, the England team goal defence visited the College last week to give the girls a master class in defending. Over eighty girls from the senior school were involved in the training sessions. This is the third year in a row that Ardingly have benefitted from a training session run by an England netball player.Find out more >>
U19 Fastnet Tournament
On Saturday the 1st netball team took part in a Fasnet tournament. Fastnet is an adaptation of netball which is designed to be faster and more furious than the original game. Rolling subs are used and players can score from outside the normal shooting zone gaining extra points. Teams also select a quarter in which to use their ‘power play’ this doubles the points that they score within that quarter.Find out more >>
1st XI Boys through to Boarding Schools Cup Quarter Finals
Congratulations to the 1st XI who avoided the snow and ice last weekend (Saturday 26th January) by travelling all the way to Cheltenham to play Dean Close in the prestigious Boarding Schools Under 18 Cup. This is a competition for 16 invited schools who have a greater number of boarders to day pupils. The size of the task was reflected by the fact that Dean Close were last year's National Under 16 Champions and recently reached the National Under 18 indoor finalsFind out more >>
Ardingly Pupil helps East Grinstead win National Hockey Title
Congratulations to Lower Sixth pupil Tim Strueven who was part of the victorious East Grinstead Hockey Club indoor squad who won their fifth successive national title, the Maxifuel Super Sixes Indoor Championship, on Sunday 27th January. In the semi-final against Canterbury, Tim, who is part of the German Under18 national squad, scored a fabulous individual goal. He also played an important part in the final against Reading in front of 7000 fans at the Wembley Arena which was televised live by Sky Sports 2. Tim said how much he enjoyed, “the incredible atmosphere playing in front of such a large crowd,” and the other highlight of the day, “photo opportunities with hundreds of fans!”
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The Ardingly Football Academy record their first win over Premiership Opposition!!
Ardingly’s U15 Football Academy have had a busy week, playing Luton Town and Fulham in consecutive fixtures.Find out more >>
Ardingly win through to Sussex Cup semi finals
Ardingly's U15 carried on their run in the County Cup competitions with a hard fought win against Peacehaven Community School.Find out more >>
U14's Hockey qualify for Sussex Cup Final
Congratulations to the Under 14 hockey team who have qualified for the Sussex Cup Final and the regional rounds for the National Under 14 Cup.Find out more >>
Katharine Hughes triumphs again
Katharine Hughes came 3rd overall at the U16 South of England fencing competition. Katharine will now go on to compete at the U16 Great Britain national fencing competition in Sheffield next May; an especially excellent achievement as, at only 14 years old, she is competing with girls two years older than her. Its first time she has qualified having been a Novice in previous years. She entered via her club Crawley Sword.
Football Scholarship to St. Edwards, Texas for Ardingly's Josh Taylor
Josh Taylor, the Ardingly 1st XI vice captain has been offered a high level Football Scholarship to St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.
This follows Danielle Boyd’s scholarship last year to America for a Ladies Football Scholarship.Find out more >>
Gani Nuredini selected for England ESFA U18 side.
ESFA is delighted to congratulate Gani Nuredini of Ardingly College on his selection for the England Schools U18 Squad for this season. He is the only Independent Schools player in the squad.Find out more >>
Sussex Country Novice Foil
In a non-school tournament called the Sussex County Novice Foil for adults aged 14+, two of our fencers, Dominic Morgan and Josh Hardy, entered and competed on Sunday 2nd December.Find out more >>
Ardingly Girls Sussex Indoor Hockey Runners Up
Congratulations to the Ardingly girls indoor team who narrowly lost out to Hurstpierpoint in the final of the Sussex Under 18 Indoor Cup on Wednesday 14th NovemberFind out more >>
Ardingly Boys Sussex Indoor Champions
Ardingly boys are now the reigning outdoor and indoor Under 18 Sussex champions having won the Sussex indoor Under 18 Cup on Tuesday 13th November to go with their success in the outdoor competition back in March.Find out more >>
Kate Hughes ranked 12th at Sussex Fencing Championship
Katharine Hughes took part in the Women's Foil Competition at the Sussex Open Championship last month. Fencing against adults, some with national rankings, Kate was placed 12th overall and was the top placed Under 18 fencer. Kate, 14, said "I entered the Open to get some more competition experience as the number of women fencers in youth and school competitions tends to be limited. I had a great day, learned a lot from some talented fencers and was really pleased to be the top Under 18 in the competition"
F1 driver Max Chilton, a former pupil of Ardingly College opens a new Sports Pavilion
Marussia F1 team's Max Chilton, a former pupil of Ardingly College, flew in from Abu Dhabi and went back to school to open a new Sports Pavilion on Saturday, November 10th. He said he was thrilled to be back and was full of praise for Ardingly and its sporting achievements.
The new pavilion was built after a fundraising appeal was launched in June 2011.
Ardingly opens new Football Academy
Last week, Ardingly opened up it’s very own Football Academy for some of the elite youngsters in our U14 and U15 age groups. It involves the players having two extra high quality sessions a week, and developing a full Sunday fixture list against Professional clubs.Find out more >>
Ardingly triumph in weekend football against St Bedes
Ardingly had a strong footballing weekend (10th November) , beating local rivals St Bedes at all levels. The 1st XI put together an impressive team performance to overcome the opposition 1-0, whilst the U15s beat their counterparts 10-2! In the U14 games, the A team won 6-1 and the B team won 7-0. Nick Tester, the Head of Boys’ Sport said, “This has been an exciting weekend for the Football Club, and we are pleased with the way things are progressing.”
The U15s are still going strong in the Sussex County Cup and the Independent Schools’ FA Cup, whilst the U14s are also in the Sussex County competition.
Ardingly sports film, just released.
U14A National Schools hockey tournament
The U14A hockey team took part in the National Schools hockey tournament last week. The frozen astro first thing slightly altered the programme for the day, with games being shortened to 15 min one way. Ardingly made the most of their first game, playing excellent hockey and beating Sackville 3-0 with strong goals from Immy Waters and Amelia Ellis.Find out more >>
Old Ardinian, Max Chilton has his first taste of Formula One Grand Prix
Max Chilton has completed laps of the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as the test pilot for Marussia. This was his debut in the first practice session round the Yas Marina Circuit, and he did very well, coming close to the race pace of the car.
BBC Radio interviewed teacher Mr Cole, to find out what he was like as a pupil at Ardingly. Listen to the interview here (go to 2hrs 50 mins).
Watch Max interviewed in the BBC program 'Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Inside F1 with Max Chilton' here
Max will be opening the new Sports Pavilion at Ardingly College this Saturday (10th November). Click here for details.Find out more >>
Ardingly Hockey Coaches selected for England
Two Ardingly College hockey coaches, Darren Cheesman and Mark Gleghorne, have been selected for England.Find out more >>
Sports Science experience at Brighton University
A selection of Physical Education students and Sport Scholars were lucky enough to use the incredibly high-tech equipment at the Sports Science labs at the University of Brighton, in a day trip just before half termFind out more >>
U16 Hockey reach semi finals of Sussex rounds
Congratulations to the Under 16 girls hockey team who reached the semi finals of the Sussex rounds of the National Schools Cup on Monday 1 October.Find out more >>
It has been a strong few weeks for the Football club at Ardingly. The 1st XI have had good wins against Ibstock Place (4-0) and Tunbridge Wells Grammar (1-0). As well as this the U15s have got through to the next round of the ISFA Cup (beating Aldenham 9-1) and the next round of the Sussex Cup (having beaten Thomas Bennett 5-2). As well as this, the U14s are now through to the next round of the Sussex Cup, beating Lancing College 5-2.
In representative football, Gani Nuredini and Josh Taylor are through to the next round of trials for the national team, whilst Alex Summerfield has been selected into the South of England U16s for Independent Schools, and will trial for the full national team later on this month.
Sports Talk - Dealing with pressure
On Thursday 4th October, we welcomed sport Psychologist Sarah Murray back to the College to give a talk about how to deal with pressure in sport.
Following the success of last year, a 6 week Sport Psychology workshop will run after half term for anyone who is interested in improving their mental game.
Indoor Hockey begins at Ardingly
On Tuesday 15th October Ardingly hosted our first ever indoor hockey match as the boys 1st team took on Hurst. Indoor hockey is a 6 a side game played in a sports hall using wooden sideboards making it a quick, technical and physical game. It is an ideal game for our hockey players to develop vision on and off the ball and to develop a better understanding of tactics and set plays.Find out more >>
Ardingly have recently drawn swords at Worth and St Benedict'sFind out more >>
National Schools Hockey
Congratulations to the Under 16 girls hockey team who reached the semi finals of the Sussex rounds of the National Schools Cup on Monday 1 October. Ardingly were drawn in a tough group but started the tournament well defeating Brighton College 1-0 with a late penalty corner goal from Alice Harvey. This gave the girls great confidence and Lewes Old Grammar were swept aside 3-0 with a hat-trick from Charlotte Childs, all hit powerfully past the keeper. This meant that the winner of the Hurst versus Ardingly match would progress to the semi finals and helped by some tenacious team defence (typified by Vicky Crawford and Cara Rocks) mixed with some real pace in attack, Ardingly came from 1-0 down to win 2-1.Find out more >>
Sailing Success against Eton
Last Saturday (15th Sept) the preparatory sailing team raced in the senior Ardingly challenge.Find out more >>
Ardingly appoint Great Britain International Mark Gleghorne to Hockey Staff
Ardingly are delighted to announce that Mark Gleghorne has joined the hockey coaching staffFind out more >>
Girls Hockey Report
After a difficult first week of fixtures against Eastbourne College the girls have worked hard in training on applying simple principles and patterns of play allied with a lot of hard work. The results are already beginning to show...Find out more >>
The Forty Club
Ardingly College won the district round of the the Henry Grierson Trophy (The Forty Club Trophy) for the season just ended.Find out more >>
Abidine accepted onto the U19 National Cricket program
Upper Sixth Former Abidine Sakande has been accepted onto the English Cricket Board's Under 19s programme. In January 2013 he will be joining an Under 19 tour to South Africa and he is working towards representing England in the World Cup in April 2014. Abidine enjoyed his first taste of playing for England in 2011 when he successfully completed the England Cricket Board Under 17s’ tour in South Africa, taking 7 wickets for 157 off 38 overs, the third highest score on the team.
U14 ISFA National Squad Achievement
Congratulations to Oscar McConnell and Sam Rattle who have both been selected for the U14 ISFA National Squad. They will meet up with the rest of the squad and play two games in October 1/2 term.
The 2012 J P Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
There is something magical competing in this 50 mile race round the Isle of Wight. It is probably the sheer size of the fleet (1650 boats ); perhaps fulfils part of our Island heritage!Find out more >>
Ardingly 1st XI reach the final at the National 6 a-side football tournament.
Ardingly 1st XI reach the final of the National 6 a-side football tournament.Find out more >>
Jonah Adomakoh Inter-county Schools Success
Jonah Adomakoh 3rd in County Champtionships.Find out more >>
Press Cutting - IAPS National Sailing Regatta May 2012 Find out more >>
2nd Annual Ardingly Cricket Coaching Festival
Cumnor House were the guests of Ardingly last Wednesday for the 2nd annual Ardingly Cricket Coaching Festival.Find out more >>
IAPS Sailing Regatta
IAPS Sailing Regatta Press Cutting. Click Here.Find out more >>
U14 footballers join ISFA National squad
U14 footballers from Ardingly who attended the recent ISFA National squad gathering at Bradfield College during the Easter holiday.Find out more >>
Easter Rugby tour to Gibraltar
The rugby tour to Gibraltar at Easter turned out to be a fantastic success with both our under 14 and under 15 teams performing remarkably well.Find out more >>
Ardingly's big presence in Hockey County Squads
This season 21 of our hockey players have been selected to represent Sussex as part of the Junior Academy Centre from Under 13 to Under 17 level.Find out more >>
Ardingly Boys’ Hockey 1st XI are Sussex Champions Find out more >>
The 1st XI Football team has made a strong start to the new season.Find out more >>
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