On Tuesday 24th February the year 7 netball team played against Coopers Coburn School in the quarter final of the Essex Cup. Nerves got the better of both teams in the first ten minutes with only 4 goals actually scored. However after a team talk the team settled and the goals started to go in. The final score was 16-5 to SHSG and they are now in the semi-final. This is a fantastic achievement as there is an original entry of over 70 Essex schools in this cup.
The squad of Alice McDowell, Jessica Harris, Melody Rankin, India Perry, Holly Lawrence, Hannah Phipps, Ella Lewis and Olivia Barcia-Parsons should be very proud of their performance as a team. Well done girls!
The B team played a friendly game against Coopers and they also won. The score was 11- 4. Well done to Ella Morris, Maddie Paul, Millie Turner, Natalie Smith, Millie Brookes, Isabelle Jones, Hannah Barcia-Parsons, Alicia Lindsay and Layla Nabi.
The year 7 and 8 cross country girls have been training very hard for the Essex Schools' Cross Country Championships which took place at Stubbers Outdoor Pursuits centre this week. The course was very flat and fast for about the first 800m or so and then there was a very steep and long incline. The girls in green got off the start line very fast and many of them were at the front of the huge pack of about 200 runners in each race.
Hannah Phipps finished in 3rd place in the year 7 race and her outstanding performance was ably supported by Natalie Smith 8th, Alicia Lindsay 9th and Holly Lawrence 41st to make a team total of 61 points.
The other members of the year 7 squad were: Cally Terkelsen, Emily Coomber, Millie Bull, Susie Simpson, Ella Lewis, Cosmic Thapa, Louise Woodley and Charlotte Rayment.
In the final analysis SHSG finished first with 61 points and Coopers Coburn was second with 62 points!
In the year 8 race Isabelle Bates was the first girl home for SHSG in 8th position closely followed by Ella Findlay, Beth Ashley and Nieve Donnolly. They achieved a team score of 56 points to also take first place to become Essex Champions 2015. In second place was Saffron Walden School with 83 points.
The other members of the squad were Sophie Haines, Anna Wardell, Lucie Coath, Abena Oteng, Jennie Madigan and Ruby Wheater.
Special congratulations must go to Hannah, Natalie, Alicia, Isabelle, Ella and Beth who have now all been selected to represent Essex in an inter counties match later in March.
A fantastic afternoon of running by all the girls involved.
This weekend Olivia Sofroniou and Katie McGarrigle are playing tennis for Essex in the County Cup finals. Olivia has been selected as number one player in the under 18 age group and Katie will be playing for the under 16 team. We wish both girls good luck in their matches and hope that Essex do well as a team.
Fixtures Next Week
Monday 2nd March Under 14 Essex Cup netball match vs Coopers Coburn school at Home 3.45pm
Wednesday 4th March Borough Gala at Garons. Warm up at 12.30. Leave SHSG at 12 noon
Wednesday 5th March Year 9 and under 16 Borough Netball tournament at SHSG starting at 2.20pm
Saturday 7th March Primary School netball starting at 9.30am. Year 10 sports leaders students will be involved in running this.
SHSG's U14 netball squad in their new kit - September 2014