Founder’s Weekend Alumnae Matches 2023

15 July 2023

It was wonderful to welcome back alumnae, from as far back as 2023 leavers, for the annual alumnae Lacrosse and Hockey matches!

Downe House alumnae got in contact via our Instagram posts and word of mouth from myself to the alumnae captains. It was wonderful to hear news from all our old girls even if they couldn’t join us on the day.

The Downe House Hockey community is amazing, and so warm and friendly, it was an early start for all on Sunday morning of Founder’s Weekend, but it was worth it to see old friends meet up again and celebrate the sport they love.

Our current pupils really enjoyed playing alumnae and their teachers. and our audience consisting of many parents commented on the competitiveness of alumnae and how it raised the game of the current girls. The game saw the alumnae team take the win 3-0.

The Downe House Lacrosse match was great fun, it was as though everyone had played together for years, and the competitive spirit was still there as the alumnae romped to victory, 11-5! A small bench and a lack of fitness were not going to be an excuse! Many proved that lacrosse is just like riding a bike and despite the years ticking on… they still have it! There is something rather special about lacrosse, everyone came off the pitch hungry for more, already talking about next year and asking if there could be a Christmas edition too!

– Mrs Elizabeth Broyd (Acting Joint Director of Sport)

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