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East Preston Junior School

EP Host New Age Kurlers

5th place overall 

In the absence of the Angmering school sports hall, EPJS played host to 9 teams from the locality, in the recent New Age Kurling Festival. We were also delighted to accommodate a bumper crowd of parents and supporters to our school.

The 9 teams of 4 Kurlers played in two qualifying leagues and then played their counterpart from the opposite side of the draw. EPJS played in 4 matches - winning 3 and losing only 1, but in a tournament decided by points scored this was only enough to secure 5th position, such was the quality of the kurling on display. 

Our EPJS team of 4 included 3 children pulling on the royal blue shirt for the first time and all of them walked away yearning for more and excited to think about creating our own New Age Kurling club in school.

Thank you to Mr Gwynn and our friends from across the locality for a fine evening of competitive sport played with a fantastic spirit. Congratulations to St Margaret’s school on their victory.

Harry wrote of his experience:

Firstly, we were split into two groups; Group A and Group B, we were in Group B. Each game was five ends, in our first game we struggled a bit, but as soon as we got the hang of it, we did much better. At the end of the group stages, we had to play off for 5th or 6th position - we won this game and came 5th out of 9 teams.

The team Captain stated:

New Age Kurling was an amazing experience of battling with other schools across the locality. Coming fifth position was brilliant -seeing as it was very competitive and everyone was great at it. My best shot was when I was the last person to shoot and the opposition were winning with 2 of their stones on the blue line, nearest the bulls-eye and we had none on the target. When I threw my stone, it hit both of the opposition stones out of the scoring zone and mine stopped on the red line giving us four points to help us win the match!