Spring Term, Sports Roundup

19 March 2024

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The conclusion of a bustling term at NLCS is marked by exceptional sporting performances across various disciplines. With 283 team matches held throughout the season, the dedication and talent displayed by students has been nothing short of remarkable.

A comprehensive overview of the autumn and spring competitive seasons is available in the sports roundup. Here’s a glimpse into the standout performances across various sports.

Cross country

Our cross country runners showcased their mettle at the Harrow Schools cross country competition, with an impressive 27 athletes representing the school. Among them, 16 qualified for the Middlesex round, demonstrating grit and determination on a challenging course.


40 NLCS students took to the football pitch and represented the school with fervor and tenacity across various tournaments including the Harrow Borough tournament and invitational events.


Demonstrating their skill in the pool, NLCS swim teams showcased their speed and depth, with the year 7&8 teams qualifying for the London Grand Final after an impressive performance in the North of the River London League.


32 students from years 7, 8, and 9 diligently sharpened their skills during Friday and Saturday cricket practices. The senior school’s representation at the MCC London Schools Indoor Championships at Lord’s exemplified NLCS cricketing prowess.

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NLCS Cricketers at the MCC London Schools Indoor Championships hosted at Lord’s


NLCS lacrosse teams have had a remarkable term, showcasing their talent and dedication on the field. From the U12 squads to the senior teams, our lacrosse athletes have demonstrated exceptional skill and teamwork, securing victories and displaying promising potential.

The U12 Lacrosse squads made a strong start to their lacrosse journey, winning the majority of their matches and showing great promise for the future. With over half of the year group regularly attending practices and representing the school in matches, the enthusiasm for lacrosse among these young athletes is palpable.

Highlights of the term include convincing wins by both the A and B teams against notable opponents such as Habs and St Albans High School. These victories not only demonstrate the individual skills of the players but also the effective teamwork and cohesion within the teams.

As the term progressed, the U13 and U14 lacrosse squads continued to impress, with over 60 members in each squad showing dedication and passion for the sport. At the National and Tri-County tournaments, NLCS’s lacrosse teams showcased resilience and skill, securing commendable results including a Semi Final berth in Division II at Lacrosse Nationals and highlighting their potential for success at higher levels of competition.


The badminton season at NLCS has been nothing short of exceptional, with teams across various age groups displaying remarkable skill and determination on the court. From the U19 to the U13 squads, NLCS badminton players have impressed in both local and national competitions.

The U19 and U14 squads made their mark early in the season by clinching victories in the fiercely contested Herts and Middlesex League. Their impressive performances not only secured top positions but also solidified NLCS’ reputation as a powerhouse in badminton.

However, it wasn’t just the U19 and U14 teams that shone bright on the badminton court. The U15 and U13 squads demonstrated their talent and determination by securing second place in their respective leagues, showcasing the depth of skill present within NLCS’ badminton program.

The highlight of the season came when our U16 and U14 teams competed in the School Sports National Cup, where both teams reached the National Quarter Finals—an extraordinary achievement and one we are extremely proud of.

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Senior Lacrosse Squad at the recent Nationals held in Aldershot

Artistic Sports

Artistic sports has flourished throughout the term, with the gymnastics and dance squads showcasing their exceptional talent, dedication, and creativity. From the youngest members of the Under 13 squads to the seasoned performers in the Senior teams, NLCS’s artistic athletes have captivated audiences with their grace, agility, and sheer artistry.

The Under 13 and Under 15 gymnastics squads have had a particularly successful year, qualifying for National Finals and leaving an indelible mark on the competition circuit. With rigorous training and unwavering determination, these gymnasts have elevated their performances to new heights, dazzling judges and spectators alike.

The U15 gymnasts, in particular, have excelled in their routines, showcasing their power and finesse on the vault and floor exercises. Their consistent performances have earned them commendable scores, placing them among the top contenders in their age group.

In addition to gymnastics, NLCS’s dance and cheerleading squads have also made their mark on the artistic sports scene. The annual Gym and Dance Display provided a platform for these talented performers to showcase their skills, with mesmerising routines that left the audience in awe.


U13 Gymnast squad who placed 6th at the ISGA National Finals


Our netball teams have had a thrilling and successful term, with players across all age groups demonstrating exceptional skill, teamwork, and determination on the court. From the U12s to the Senior squad, NLCS netballers have flourished in various competitions.

The U12 netballers kicked off the season in style, clinching the District Championship title and earning the opportunity to represent Harrow in the prestigious LYG (London Youth Games).

Meanwhile, the U13s have advanced to the semi-finals of the Independent Schools National Plate Competition, where they will face off against Queens School Cheshire. Their journey in the competition has been marked by impressive displays of skill and determination, highlighting their potential for success at the national level.

The U14s and U16s have also made significant strides in their respective competitions, reaching the quarter-finals of the Sisters in Sport National Plate and Cup competition.

The Senior netballers have had a historic season, reaching the quarter-finals of the Independent Schools Netball Cup and securing a spot in the National Schools finals for the first time in school history. Their exceptional performance in the Regional finals, where they lost only one game all day, is a testament to their skill, resilience, and determination to succeed at the highest level.

At the National Schools finals, NLCS’s Senior netballers delivered an outstanding performance, finishing 9th nationally—a remarkable achievement in the fiercely competitive landscape of English netball.


The Senior Netball Squad with Mrs Rafter and Mrs Castle at the National Schools Finals.


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