What a busy week in sport! The highlight has to be the performances of our athletes both at the county championships last Saturday and at the GDST Rally in Bath on Monday. Our teams were exceptional.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish Georgie Forde-Wells and Amelia Tutt good luck for tomorrow when they compete at the Masons Trophy in Birmingham representing Northamptonshire. In addition to this, Leah Tanna-Shah is currently performing in Dundee at the International Karate meet and we are sending her good luck for her long weekend of competition.
Mrs Hackett, Director of Sport
On Tuesday 12 June, the U15 cricket team played their first match of the season against Thornton College. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the game was cut short and each pair only played one over instead of two. However this did not faze us and we won the toss and chose to bat first.
Although each pair were in for a short time, this did not stop us hitting well, scoring 214 runs in total. Excellent batting came from Hannah Whitfield and Georgie Forde-Wells. Then we started to field. In the first over Jaisie Burnett bowled excellently taking 2 wickets. Also bowling well was Gemma Urquhart, who took 2 wickets. Hemali Shah and Ellen Keys were good in the field, with Ellen catching a difficult ball when being wicket keeper.
Overall we played well and Thornton scored 206 meaning that we won by 8 runs. This game has improved our cricket skills and communication, and we will continue to make these better throughout the rest of the season.
Hemali, U15 Cricket Captain
On Saturday 9 June, 5 girls travelled to the Olympic Park, specifically the Aquatic Centre to compete in the National Finals of the IAPS Swimming. The team were very excited and keen to get going. The warm up was hectic but exciting, swimming in the same pool that the Olympics was held in in 2012. When the heats started it was with the relays so the team of Anna Johnson, Ellie Chinnock, Phoebe Haynes and Rebecca Lowe competed in the Free and Medley races. They improved on their qualifying places and finished 6th in the Medley and 4th in the Freestyle. A fantastic achievement with great times in both.
The individual races followed and we had Anna Johnson in U13 back, Phoebe Haynes in the fly and Rebecca Lowe in the free and Hannah Davies in the U12 fly. Everyone swam well against the best swimmers in the country with Phoebe Haynes qualifying for the final of the U13 fly and placing 6th. Anna finished 16th, Hannah finished 14th and Rebecca finished 12th.
The girls had a great day and enjoyed the experience of swimming in such an amazing venue.
Miss Fraser, Teacher of P.E
It’s been a busy few weeks for Athletics, and we attended the U13 and U14 District Athletics this on 9 June. There were some great performances by the teams who attended!
In the U13 category, most notable mentions go to Phoebe Haynes who won 1500m and Bella Spokes who won the shot putt. Anjola Ogunsola came second in the discus.
All of these girls have qualified to represent the District at the next round to be held on Monday 2 July at Corby. Well done girls!
In the U14 category, fantastic performances from Emilia Thompson, who came first in the 1500m with a time of 5.42 and Lilli Trimble who came first in the javelin with 25.03. Eloise Harvey came second in the long jump with 4.04m and Katie Harrison places third in the 100m. Super achievements!
Both teams came 6th overall out of 12 teams attending which is very respectable indeed.
Mrs Littlewood, Teacher of P.E
GDST Rally – 11 June
L4 Team Report: The L4 team did really well in their individual events as well as being great supporters for their teammates. The team consisted of Katie Harrison, Jessica Picot, Eloise Harvey, Ruby Palmer, Lilli Trimble, Becca Lowe, Milly Thompson and Jane Ampiah.
Katie Harrison competed in the 1st heat of the year 8’s and came an outstanding 3rd place with a time of 14.1 seconds. Her heat performance landed her in the final as she qualified joint 5th fastest, she ran a fierce race against many fast girls and she came 6th overall. Jessica Picot competed in Shot Put and threw a great distance. Eloise Harvey competed in Long Jump and 200m. In Long Jump she came an amazing 5th and jumped a distance of 4.03m, which is very close to her personal best. Ruby Palmer competed in High Jump and jumped a height of 1.2m but unfortunately used her 7 jumps as she could have gone higher. Lilli Trimble competed in Javelin and threw 19.41m which wasn’t her best but still a very good throw. Rebecca Lowe competed in the 800m where she kept a steady pace but unfortunately came 12th out of 18 which was a very good effort. Milly Thompson competed in the 1500m which was a very tough, long race and came 8th overall with a time of 5.51 minutes. Jane Ampiah competed in the hurdles and came 5th with a time of 18. Last but not least was the relay, where Milly, Lilli, Eloise and Jane competed, and came 4th in their heat.
Overall the L4 team did really well and had a great day, and we thank the teachers very much for taking us all the way to bath.
Team Position: 14/18
U4 Team Report: Despite the heat, everyone in the U4 team did really well. Notable performances came from Radhika Pandya who had a close miss of third in long jump, Anika Lal who came fourth in discuss and Isabelle Kaspruk who got through to the final and came fourth in 100m sprint. Finally, Lucy Shepherd came joint third in hurdles and second in the 200m.
Our relay team was made up of Isabelle, Anika, Radhika and Lucy. The relay team did really well and got through to the final and placed fourth. Well done to the other members of the U4 team, including Matty Neuhoff, Hannah Gibson, Lily Roberts and Ishma Zafar.
Team Position: 5/18
L5 Team Report: The L5 team put in a fantastic showing, with a number of impressive performances on display.
Georgie Forde-Wells came 1st in the high jump with an impressive height, and PB, of 1.60m. Amelia Tutt came 1st in her heat for hurdles but 2nd overall, but also won the shot putt with a distance of 8.22m. Olivia Foster did very well coming 4th in the discus, with Anna Sigobodhla coming 3rd in the 100m and 5th in the 200m. Jaisie Burnett took part in the javelin with 18.20m and came 6th in the 800m, facing very tough competition. Chloe Mercer came 7th in the 1500m, with Alicia Breuer coming 4th in the long jump with a big distance of 3.94m.
Ellen Keys did incredibly well coming 4th in the 300m and also was part of the relay team (1st leg) along with Georgie Ford-Wells (2nd leg), Anna Sigobodhla (3rd leg) and Amelia Tutt (last leg). They all did very well getting into the relay final and fortunately for us, Bath’s relay team got disqualified so, by default, our team came 1st out of all the GDST relay teams! It was a very successful and hot day in bath and we’re very proud of all the girls.
Team Position: 5/18