Pupils compete in regional sports

Congratulations to Kofi Barton-Byfield, Madeleine Jones and Hugo Maistrello, who have been busy competing in regional sports fixtures. 

Kofi has represented Bath Rugby Academy U15’s in a number of recent fixtures. He has played in a Bath Academy vs Bristol Academy U15 match, and also at the prestigious RFU Regional Academies Festival, held every Easter at Harrow School; the most promising players are able to perform in front of the England U18 coaches by being selected for the event. The emphasis for all teams is performance over results allowing the players a competitive opportunity to demonstrate the skills they’ve been working on all season.

Third Form sports scholar, Madeleine, recently represented Avon U14 Girls in the Regional Junior Academy Centre Hockey Festival in Bristol; she has also played in the 11-a-side fixtures against Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. Hugo recently represented Avon U14 Boys in their festival. With over 30 Downside pupils nominated to attend Junior Development Centre trials in Hockey in May and June, we hope to see many more of our talented players representing the county next season.