The Quinton House U16 rugby team was victorious in the recent Cognita group tournament held at the Northampton Saints RUFC ground.
The tournament was organised and refereed by Northampton Saints coaches and East Midlands referees to add a professional touch for those players taking part. All senior schools that are part of the Cognita schools family were invited with eight teams attending and travelling from as far away as South Wales and Colchester.
The U16 competition final was a very tense affair with Quinton overpowering a very strong Welsh team by just one try. It was a great display of leadership from Joe Winterburn (Year 11) to hold together the nerves of the squad.
The U13 team also played some good rugby and came a credible third in their group, despite lacking the usual punch that they have displayed on their winning league run; where they are continuing into the third round against Bishop Stopford School.
Meanwhile, the U15 swimming squad at Quinton House beat stiff competition at the recent Cognita Swimming Gala.
Organised by Quinton House School, this was the inaugural Cognita Swimming festival and took place at Downsend School in Surrey, with professional timing pads, electronic score board and even an Olympian to come along to demonstrate all of the events for the students, plus eight fully qualified referees.
Quinton House once again provided a full squad, leaving no race without a competitor. As the races began, it was clear that Quinton pupils were competitive across all age groups and that, in particular, the U15 team had a real chance of winning the group under the leadership of Sam Dyer and George Dyson, who had been instrumental in selecting the team.
As the event moved through the 42 races, Downsend School had the edge over the other schools, so it was no surprise when the news came that they were the overall festival winners. The Quinton House U15 team performed exceptionally well and managed to win their group convincingly.
Director of sport, Tom Muskin, said: “‘We were delighted with this performance. Our pupils represented the school brilliantly and we are proud of all the children participating’.”