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A sporting spectacular

November 2021

It's always very exciting when weekends come around that are absolutely brimming with sporting activities, matches and competitions and last weekend was one of them.

On Friday, our U14 team, playing together for the first time, took on the best of the county hockey team at St. Edward's in Oxford. Winning two matches, drawing one and losing one, the team just missed out on making the semi-finals, but special mentions must go to Captain Georgia, goal-scoring machine Freya, Alice for her solid position in defence and Amelia in goal for the very first time. Great things lie ahead for this talented, new team.

Saturday was a super Saturday at Cheltenham Ladies College. We fielded teams across all year groups in both lacrosse and netball and although there were some very close matches, we won most of the games across both sports.

This was happening at the same time as the U14, U16 and U19 county netball round, which was being held in Oxford. Huge congratulations to all teams, who were just magnificent. Well-earned praise to the U14 team for winning their tournament and to Imogen who was named U14 player of the tournament. U19 player of the tournament was Freya, helping the U19 team to also win their tournament and the U16 team (with Katie being named the player of the tournament) were runners-up in their tournament, meaning all groups have progressed to the next regional round in January. 

On Sunday, our U13, U15 and U18 teams travelled to Lady Eleanor Holles school in London to compete in the ISGA 2 piece competition. The Independent Schools Gymnastics Association is the premier national association for competitive floor and vault gymnastics in independent schools. Despite not having competed for nearly two years, our teams had a great competition with the U15 team achieving second place overall against some of the top teams in the country, and with Annabelle being placed third in the overall individual competition. Several students were placed in the top 30 individually including Tate who came 11th and in the team competition the U13s came 12th and the over 13s came 9th. These are the highest positions we have ever achieved as a school. Mrs Uezzell is a very proud coach! Well done everyone..

In addition to the above, a big thank you and well done to the students who played all day Saturday and then competed Sunday in the gymnastics or played in the netball in Oxford on Saturday before going over to Cheltenham to play lacrosse and then netball again. These included Skye, Sofia, Tate, Eleanor, Erin, Bessie, Esme and Molly.

We also had lots of Year 8s and Year 9s coaching the younger years in netball and also the seniors coaching in lacrosse, highlighting our community team spirit as a school and in sport as a whole.

So, a big thank you to each and every one of the students who took part and thanks to our wonderfully supportive parents, whom we always consider to be part of our school team.


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