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Lexden Cup Round 1

posted Nov 11, 2017, 3:11 AM by S Meanley   [ updated Nov 11, 2017, 3:11 AM ]

Round one of the Lexden Cup saw seven schools enter the running for 2017. Mersea fielding two teams as have Langenhoe and Stanway Schools. Tiptree filling the last spot after a late withdrawal from Milldene School.

Mersea A team consisting of Henry, George, Amelie and Ruby can only be described as amazing as they demolished all opposition, only allowing 15 points out of the 132 slip against them whilst playing against Tiptree, Langenhoe and Mersea B.

Mersea B team: Aidan, Harry, Charlotte, Angel and Beatrice took first to the courts against Mersea A, this being their only loss, then picking up and playing on they took full marks against both Stanway B and Stanway A team. To have a B team so high after the first round is amazing.

Both teams showed really good manners on and off court and look like a force to be reckoned with in this three round tournament. The top two teams at the end earn themselves a place in the Essex School Games to be held 19th January 2018 at Colchester Garrison.

Results after round 1:
  1. Mersea A           132
  2. Mersea B            94
  3. Stanway A          90
  4. Langenhoe A      61
  5. Tiptree                51
  6. Langenhoe B      47
  7. Stanway B          39

Year 5/6 Girls Football Tournament

posted Nov 8, 2017, 7:59 AM by A Fox-Hammond   [ updated Nov 12, 2017, 7:19 AM by N Sirett ]

On Tuesday 7th November 9 girls from years 5 and 6 represented Mersea Island at a Girls Football Tournament at Thurstable School. 
They showed great enthusiasm and team work in all matches and are looking forward to continuing to train as a team for future events.

Ruby Runner-up at TEB 2017

posted Oct 30, 2017, 9:20 AM by S Meanley   [ updated Oct 30, 2017, 9:21 AM ]

Ruby took home runner up position in the girls under 11 Tom Elton Barratt 2017 memorial championships at Bishops Stortford on 21st October.

Ruby had to play the eventual winner twice, Ruby winning once 3-2 in a tough battle and losing 3-1 in the final showdown so having to settle for runner up this time.

Ruby learnt some good game skills and tactics at this event, and used them well in the following weekends grand prix by winning the girls year 6/8 and under section in fine style.

Two grand prix wins at GP 2

posted Oct 30, 2017, 8:57 AM by S Meanley   [ updated Oct 30, 2017, 8:58 AM ]

Grand Prix number two of the 2017/2018 series got underway with huge numbers attending and the venue switching from Lexden to the Garrison in order to accommodate the rise in numbers. A record 53 competitors fought it out for top spoils in 11 different boy and girl age groups.

Ruby in year 6 took home the girls Year 6/8 and under section winning all the matches in her group, a very strong finisher battling back from one all in games and 9-3 down to win the final match 2-1.

George took home the win in the boys year six and under group 2 winning all his matches in great style, Aidan claiming 2nd position and Stanley 3rd in a strong field, all played in great sporting spirit, as Mersea players have become renowned for.

Henry won all but one match to take runner up in the boys year 6 and under group 1 section just ahead of Harrison with a strong 3rd place finish.

Currently in the GP standings after two events:

Ruby         1st        girls year 6 and under
Leonie       8th                       "

Hugh         5th        boys year 4 and under

Henry        2nd       boys year 6 and under
Harrison   =4th                        "
Aidan        =4th                        "
George     =6th                        "
Stanley     11th                        "

With such great positions so early in the grand prix season, it can only look extremely promising for Mersea players.

Lara's success at British Junior Championships

posted Oct 30, 2017, 8:21 AM by S Meanley   [ updated Oct 30, 2017, 8:21 AM ]

Lara took the long journey up to Manchester on the Thursday of half term to try her hand in the British Under 13 Junior Championships.

Lara played the best in the country with some impressive wins to take home the Runner up trophy in the plate competition, showing why she is seeded number one in Essex for her age group.

A fantastic achievement as she only started her journey three years ago in Mersea School, playing in the same Lexden Cup event that current year 5 & 6 are about to compete in.

Lara took home the same finishing position that Olivia took home in last years competition, learning a lot on the way, setting some new goals and looking ahead to the English Championships in March 2018.

Teams selected for Year 5/6 Lexden Cup

posted Oct 19, 2017, 12:39 PM by S Meanley   [ updated Oct 19, 2017, 12:40 PM ]

Following 102 matches played over one and a half hours on Thursday 19th October 2017 the following two teams have been selected for the Lexden Cup to be held on:

Round 1 - Fri 10th November
Round 2 - Fri 24th November
Round 3 - Fri 8th December

The teams are:

Mersea A

Girl 1 Amelie Brooke
Girl 2 Ruby Hester
Boy 1 Henry Marshall
Boy 2 George Woodhead

Mersea B

Girl 1 Charlotte Vass
Girl 2 Beatrice Smith & Girl 2 Angel Evans
Boy 1 Aidan Clifford
Boy 2 Harrison Mussett

Non travelling reserves in case of sickness are:

Sid Jones
Calum Simmons
Stanley Daniels

Selected players will receive a letter on return to school. Well done to everyone, there were some brilliant matches played this afternoon. 
For some this was there first time on court and everyone handled it really well. Come on Team Mersea.

Daisy selected for TEAM GB

posted Oct 16, 2017, 12:04 PM by S Meanley   [ updated Oct 16, 2017, 11:30 PM ]

Daisy selected for TEAM GB

As some of you may be aware there is a group of amazing young people (and absolutely brilliant exhausted parents) who after starting to sail their little Optimist class boats on a Wednesday night at Dabchicks thought it might be nice to go and visit some neighbouring sailing clubs. The least daunting and nearest is The Blackwater sailing club in Heybridge Basin. This is a great place to start as Blackwater host a starter event for beginners in Port and Starboard fleets for the Dabchicks.

All the parents go along and volunteer their time to help these events run smoothly and it’s a great way to make friends, when everyone camps overnight firm friendships form and each weekend no matter where in the country you are there will always be a friendly face.

Daisy Weston, Gabby Clifton, Theo Clifton, Alex Canham, Maddie Allen, and Charlie Allen, from Dabchicks (all ex Mersea School pupils) have worked hard attending events every weekend all over the UK for the past few years, earning themselves invitations to join the Intermediate Squad, Development Squad and Zone Squad.

Gabby and Daisy have had an amazing year Gabby making it into Development squad and Daisy into the Intermediate squad having both represented their country travelling to Ireland and Holland earlier in the season and then changing their Opis to Fevas, sailing together for Cadet week with the Outside fleet and winning not only their class but also overall best score for the week. 

Only last week Mersea sailor Daisy was selected to join the National Squad as one of the top eight girls in the UK and will be expected to attend events all over the world representing the Optimist class for TEAM GB. Gabby was selected for INtermediate squad with Theo Clifton Being chosen for Development squad.

All of these children have worked extremely hard and are driven to succeed. They couldn’t have started this journey without the support of their parents. A great deal of thanks must go to ALL of the fantastic adults that have helped Daisy along her pathway, Dabchicks members, Yacht Club members, The Royal Hospital School (RHS), parents, and coaches including Georgia Grice, David LeBrouch, Hamish Eckstien and most importantly the support of friends and family who have helped when her parents have been ill or transport has let them down.

There is a great team in the East Region (Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridge) and when the children get together they are amazing. They actively support each other off the water and work hard when they are on the water. East Region are now the strongest area in the UK with up and coming young sailors, with the highest percentage coming from our little island. If you would like to come along with your son/ daughter to one of these open events please join our facebook page East Optimists where details of events and training are posted together with a link to lots of very good quality second-hand kit. For more information about squads, selection events and a whole lot more please see the IOCA (International Optimist Class Association) website

3 out of 4 Inter County Mersea-girl captains

posted Oct 14, 2017, 11:51 AM by S Meanley   [ updated Oct 14, 2017, 11:51 AM ]

A massive 41.67% of the girls Inter County Under 13 & 15 teams at this year's England Squash Inter County event were, or are, Mersea Island School girls.

Three of the four teams (75%) playing for Essex today (World Squash Day 2017) had Mersea Girls as captains.

The girls under 13B team, playing at Middlesex Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club, captained by Amelie B (current year 6) with Felicity H (current year 7) in 3rd seed, the team taking runner up spot overall with some great performances, ahead of Middlesex, Bucks and Surrey with only Kent seeing them off today.

The girls under 13A team, playing at Colchester Garrison, captained by Lara N (current year 8), the girls winning every match and only dropping 1 game the whole day to progress as leaders into round 2 in November. 

The girls under 15 team, playing at Connaught in Chingford, captained by Olivia B (current year 9), Daisy N (current year 10) on this team won all her matches against Norfolk, Middlesex and Bucks, with the team finishing 3rd overall.

Short-listed year 5/6 squash team 2017 series

posted Oct 14, 2017, 10:11 AM by S Meanley   [ updated Oct 14, 2017, 10:11 AM ]

Year 6 Girls

Ruby H
Leonie P
D'Anna L
Amelie B
Angel E
Beatrice S
Charlotte V

Year 5 Boy

George W

Year 6 Boys

Stanley D
Henry M
Harrison M
Jenson H
Freddy M
William H
Aidan C
Seth K
Calum S
Louie L

They will try out at the MICA this Thursday afternoon 19th October for a spot on the team.
Good luck to you all.

Football team news

posted Oct 10, 2017, 2:21 PM by N Sirett   [ updated Oct 10, 2017, 2:27 PM ]

MIS Football Team celebrate their first tournament of the season

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