On 7th October, the junior and intermediate girls cross country teams competed in the first round of the National Schools' Cross Country Cup. The weather was very kind to the athletes who were lucky enough to run in the sunshine as opposed to the torrential rain which fell all day on Wednesday. The girls in green took an early lead in both their races to finish taking a big lead over the rest of the field.
Isabelle Bates won the junior girls race and was closely followed home by Hannah Phipps, Alicia Lindsay,
Natalie Smith, Ella Findlay and Nieve Donnolly. Katie Faint had a blanket finish with an athlete from King Edmund School to tie on time for first place. Katie was supported by Joanna Rimmington, Megan Richardson,
Juliette Le Mare, Iona Doyle and Mia Slesser. Both teams will now compete in the Regional final on Sat 8th November at St Albans Hertfordshire.
Congratulations to the under 14 netball squad who recently qualified to play in the County Netball tournament. They had to play against some very tough opposition to progress to the next round of this event on Sunday 16th November (National Schools' under 14 Netball Championships) The squad was Eleanor Butt, Lauren Paddick, Grace Hinman, Abigail Thompson, Danielle Zamora, Elena Irsukieta, Sewa Adedoja Kendrea Nwaelene, Dolita Shaw and Uchenna Okafor.
The year 7 Netball squad of Alice McDowell, Jessica Harris, Holly Lawrence, India Perry, Millie Turner, Ella Lewis Hannah Phipps, Alicia Lindsay, Olivia Barcia Parsons and Lyla Narbi on Tuesday 14th October played against Dane Court Grammar School, Broadstairs Kent in the first round of the National Schools' Sports Netball Magazine competition. Despite a 2 1/2 hour journey the girls went straight onto the netball court raring to play and soon opened up a convincing lead. Everybody in the squad played and the final score was 22 goals to 2. The team now play Princess Anne's old school, Benenden in the next round. To follow the progress of this competition log onto www.schoolsportmagazine.com
Monday 20th October is the start of the school cross country block of work in Physical Education lessons. Girls would find it useful to bring a carrier bag with them to put their muddy shoes and kit into after the lesson. If girls have spikes or studded boots/ shoes it would be advisable for them to wear them in light of all the rain we have experienced recently. Everybody will be running a distance of 2.4km.
Please note all the main Cross Country Dates for the rest of the season.
IMPORTANT CROSS COUNTRY DATES
Saturday 8th November Regional Cross Country Finals in St Albans
Wednesday 12th November Borough Championships
Saturday 29th November National Cross Country Finals in Cornwall
Saturday 10th January Knole Run in Sevenoaks, Kent
Saturday 17th January Essex Schools' Cross Country Championships
Wednesday 4th February King Henry VIII Championships in Coventry
Saturday 28th February Harrow School Championships
SHSG's U14 netball squad in their new kit - September 2014