St.Olave’s entered three teams into the prestigious Richard Barber Cup, held at Eton College on the weekend. This is a three-pair team event where present school players are paired with Old Boys/old Girls. Our second team won the plate, beating the Ipswichians in a desperately close final. This featured Vish Prashra, Ishkaar Ujoodia and Isaac Adebekun.
The Third Team narrowly missed out on a place in the plate Final; Genesis Nsenga, Franklin Baron and Milan Chibber all played superbly with their older partners.
The First Team won the whole event, defeating a very strong team of present and past Highgate School players.
Congratulations to Prajeeth Sathiyamoorthy, Isaac Jochim and Yoann Bleuven. This extends the amazing undefeated winning run for the Olavians and St.Olave’s School, to eight years in a row. Congratulations.
Meanwhile, with our own courts out of action due to the additional courts being built, Eton College have very kindly allowed us the free use of their fives courts. Our youngers teams took part in a long session of team drills, timed challenges and matches on Saturday 18th January. A fantastic opportunity for year 7’s, through to year 11‘s, all training together and working as teams across the year groups and regardless of the difference in experience and standard.