Saturday 12 February 2022 was a great day for Commoners.
The first half of the game saw the Reds up by a decent margin of points all half. Using our wind advantage, we managed to make good use of Freddie Von Finck’s (VI Book 1, Kenny's) impressive kicking, and the half-time score of 24-8 to Commoners showed that a seemingly underdog side, having lost a few players to injury, including the captain, were not to be messed with.
The second half entailed some more weak Commoner defending against the wind but nevertheless we managed to hold on to our lead, adding points to it with a monstrous flier some 8 posts by Von Finck again. We made use of our strong hot and eventually lost the lead five minutes before the end to OTH. However, a few dodgy heels and we managed to get the ball back down OTH's end and score a behind, which was then remarkably converted by an outside-of-the-foot flier by Gianpaolo Cregg (VI Book 1, Trant's). With one minute to go we held on to our lead and a last ditch plant from Avery Goodchild (VI Book 1, Beloe's) allowed Commoners to finish the game one point ahead.
It was a very hard-fought game, one for the spectators, but undoubtedly stoic defending from our Commoner side and a deserved victory.
22nd March 2021
Former Head of House, Tristan Gauthier, reflects on sporting triumph and the bonds formed along the way.
22nd January 2021
Despite a challenging 2020, progress on Winchester College's new state-of-the-art Sports Centre continues, as the school and local community look ahead to the opening in 2022.
31st January 2023
On Saturday 4 February, the school will gather to watch XVs - the biggest game of the Winchester College Football season - which sees Commoners and OTH battle to lift the 'Pearl Pot' trophy.
10th January 2023
The Fives squad achieved success across the board at the Schools' West of England Tournament at the start of the year.
4th December 2022
The annual inter-house art competition, known as Drew Jug, requires collaborative spirit, team research, and plenty of creativity.
2nd May 2022
Recently returned from pre-season training at a tournament in Spain, the first cricket team has had a strong start to the season.