College progress in the Independent Schools Golfing Association and Archie Winter becomes Framlingham College Golf Champion 2013


A fine start to the golfing year began on Wednesday 2nd Oct with a 2-1 win over Langley School in the Independent Schools Golfing Association knockout. Will Rix won out in the countryside with a 8&7 victory. Lottie Whyman lost a closely fought match on the last while Archie Winter came from four down to win one up. The team progress to play Woodbridge School.

On Sunday 6th Oct seven pupils took part in the Framlingham College Golf Championships at Aldeburgh’s River Course. William Simpson was third with 19 stableford points while Archie Winter pipped Lottie Whyman to be crowned the Framlingham College Golf Champion. There was only one entry into the newly formed ‘shank log’ and the culprit shall remain nameless!

Aldeburgh Golf Club are offering College pupils membership of the River Course for £50 a year. Anyone interested can contact Mr Dougal Lyon (Head of Geography and Master i/c Golf)

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polly_peateWell done to all competitors for their efforts in making this another exciting event.

We witnessed another remarkable run from Suzie Reid, who won the senior girls event and Polly Peate (pictured) rounded off a successful afternoon for Victoria.

In the boys events we saw two very close races with Jolyon Summers beating Alex Lawrence in the junior boys and then Charlie Bullen for Garrett seeing off Charlie Green in the seniors to take the honours.

Susan Webber coaches at Taverham Hall

Last week, our Senior Deputy Head and Double Olympian, Mrs Susan Webber visited Taverham Hall to do a couple of hockey coaching sessions with the girls U9, U11 and U13 teams. Mrs Webber who participated at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and captained South Africa at the 2004 Olympics in Athens thoroughly enjoyed the coaching session with this talented group of girls. Mrs Webber was able to teach the students some of the basics of the game and they all were honoured to take notes from the expert.

Prep School Rugby Festival a resounding success


On Saturday 14th September, Framlingham College hosted their annual Pre-Season U11 and U13 Prep Schools Rugby Festival. This festival attracts over 250 boys and it gives coaches and players the opportunity to play 5-6 games and to enjoy themselves without the pressure of playing for a trophy. Brandeston Hall, Barnardiston Hall, Holmwood House, Widford Lodge, Orwell Park, Old Buckenham Hall, Taverham Hall, The Abbey and St. Johns, Cambridge all took part in the day.

Framlingham College’s Director of Sport, Simon Sinclair said, “I was delighted with the standard of rugby and it was great to see so many boys enjoying the festival. This is the third year we have hosted and it gives the boys an opportunity to get plenty of rugby before the season starts.”


Max Ellis Continues his referee development


With the prep school rugby festival taking place it was a chance for one of our year 12 students who takes a real interest in refereeing to gain valuable experience. Max is currently taking his badges and while he is a good player, has started taking his refereeing seriously. He refereed during the festival and is also lined up to referee some of our junior games this season. Last year Max took refereeing as part of his GCSE PE course and watching him referee his peers was a difficult experience but one that he gained the utmost respect from them. We are keen to support Max in his development and he certainly is showing signs that he wants to take this further.


Amelia Bevan crowned Junior Side Saddle rider of the year

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On Saturday 3rd August, Framlingham College Riding team member, Amelia Bevan became Junior Side Saddle Rider of the Year on her Pony Glencroft Rocky (Ripple). She also won the Concours D’elegance, and Dressage to Music on her new Horse, Galliano III (Vigo) and was 2nd in the Riding Horse.

This is a fantastic achievement for Amelia and she has spent a great deal of time and effort building up to this event. We wish Amelia the best of luck for future competitions.

The College Riding Team is led by Mrs Helen Alcoe, who said, “Having qualified for this event during the course of the year, the best side-saddle riders in the country come together to compete and it is a huge achievement. Amelia, who is also a fine hockey and netball player, thoroughly deserves this success” 


Tim Alexander selected for Essex County Cricket Club 2nd XI

Framlingham College 1st XI Cricket captain, Tim Alexander has been selected to represent Essex County Cricket Club Second XI against the MCC Young Cricketers at Bishop Stortford in the County Championship, beginning today (Wed-Fri). This is after a string of fine performances for the College with both bat and ball, as well as impressing against Essex when representing the Suffolk Independent Schools’ XI a few weeks ago. We wish him well!




Sports Update: Regional & International Success at Framlingham – Going from Strength to Strength


I am extremely proud to report some outstanding recent achievements by College students. Firstly, after representing both Suffolk and Norfolk in the Junior Development Centre tournaments, a number of Framlingham College students have been selected for this summer’s Junior Regional Performance Centres. These days will see players pitting their skills against the best players in the East of England and vying for selection into the Saxon Tigers squads for both Hi-Pac and Futures Cup in the October half term. The long journey ahead will be an exciting one as they look to emulate the success of our own Kitty McWhirter who has worked her way through the system to recent England U21 selection. This is a magnificent achievement for Kitty who has been extremely disciplined in her approach to training; we are all very proud of her.

The Following ten players have been selected: Alex Emsden, Ben Slaven, Luke Quartermaine, Alex Wheatley, Chris Walwanda, William Hunt, Echezeaux Titley, Flo McWhirter, Tildy Paul and Georgie Seymour.

Head of Hockey Jamie Kingstone is delighted with the standard of hockey at the College and is very excited about the future. Not only have the pupils been busy with their hockey, but Jamie himself has been active in his role as England U18 Boys’ Assistant Coach, preparing the team for the European Championships in Vienna.


Toby Trinder has been invited to join the England Midlands Training Camp at Loughborough this week under the watchful eye of the England Under 18 coaches. Toby played for Northampton Saints in the Academies Under 15 Festival in April. As a result, he has been selected to attend this two-day camp. This is a real honour for Toby and everyone wishes him the best of luck. Ollie Darwell-Taylor was also involved in the festival, scoring a try against Newcastle Falcons. Will Ponty has recently been invited into the Elite Player Development Group at Northampton Saints. He joins up with Cam Greenhall, Luke Quartermaine and Tom Scovell. All of these boys have represented Suffolk and Eastern Counties this season.


Cricketers have been very busy this term and I am delighted that Tim Alexander was selected to play for the Suffolk Independent Schools XI against Essex Under 17s. Tim scored 70 off 59 balls and took 1-11 off 7 overs; his wicket left the scores tied. This was an excellent performance and I know the Essex selectors were very impressed. We have also had a number of pupils representing the county at U14 level and would like to congratulate Ben Boyden who is playing for Suffolk under 14s.


Alongside her success in hockey, Echezeaux Titley has been selected for the regional netball team. To be playing at regional level in two sports is a tremendous achievement and we are looking forward to supporting Sketch through her programme.


Golf is fast becoming very popular once more at the College and we are delighted to have Lottie Whyman leading the way. After securing a place on the England Development Programme she was runner up at the Suffolk County Girls’Championships last week, which sets her up nicely for the Independent Schools Golf Championships at The Shire, London, later this month. She will be entering this tournament along with Jamie Taylor and Will Rix and we wish them good luck.


Tennis has had a huge amount of success with Flo McCausland representing the county at tournaments around the country in last few months. I am sure you will also have received news recently through the Framlingham College Tennis Club that the 1st team have become County Champions again.

Simon Sinclair, Director of Sport

Kitty McWhirter selected for England U21 Hockey

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Kitty McWhirter, a year 12 student at Framlingham College,  has been selected to play for the England U21 Hockey team in a test series vs Wales Seniors this weekend. The games will take place at Lilleshall National Sports Centre. This is an especially impressive achievement for a 17- year- old student. It will not, however, be the first time Kitty has been asked to play for the U21’s; she was selected to play in a recent series against Germany but withdrew because of her desire to focus on her A/S examinations. This summer is an exciting one for Kitty;with both the U18 European Cup and U21 World Cup looming large in the next couple of months she will be training very hard in the coming weeks to try and impress the selectors for these tournaments.

The Director of Sport at Framlingham College, Mr Simon Sinclair, comments, “We are all very proud of this fantastic achievement. Kitty has put a huge amount of time and effort into her training in the last few months under the guidance of our Head of Hockey, Jamie Kingstone. Kitty is a superb role model for many of our students at the College aspiring to achieve excellence.”

Rugby: Toby Trinder selected for England U15 Regional Camp

Unknown-3Congratulations to Toby Trinder who has been selected for an England U15 regional development camp at Loughborough University next week. 

This programme will be run by the England U18 coaches, who will monitor Toby’s progress over the next couple of years.

Toby joined Brandeston in Year 8 and has been part of the Northampton Saints Elite Development Programme for the last two years.

We wish him the best of luck.