There are two fixtures after Easter
Wednesday 23rd April away vrs Eastwood
Achilles relays on Wednesday 30th April (girls involved have been advised)
Last week three teams from years 8 and 9 competed in the first round of the Lee Valley Indoor Athletics Cup competition. Each team took part in a different match and all 3 teams romped to victory! The girls competed in the 60m, 60 hurdles, 200m, 300, 800m shot, long jump, high jump and 4 x 200m relay. Some excellent times and distances were achieved for so early in the athletics season. The next round of this competition is on Friday 28th March and the final is on Wednesday 2nd April.
Congratulations to Victoria Hiscock and Katie Faint who competed for Essex in the National Cross Country finals run at Donnington Park last weekend. Victoria ran in the intermediate girls' race and finished 56th and Katie finished 38th in the junior girls' race. Both races saw over 300 athletes at the start line.
The under 13 netball squad of Uche Okafor, Olunwanifishe Okunfulure, Abena Oteng,Sewa Adejoa, Kendrea Nwaelene, Danielle Zamora, Grace Hinman, Eleanor Butt, Ella Findlay and Lauren Paddick took part in a PGL Netball tournament at the Liddington Centre near Swindon last weekend. The girls played 5 matches on Saturday morning and won all of them convincingly. They amassed 78 goals scored with only 6 conceded in these games. On Sunday morning they had to play their last section game against St Augustine's Priory School from Gloucester. An unusually sluggish startsaw the team go down by 2 goals which they managed to pull back to just one as the final whistle blew. After losing this game by 5 goals to 4 the girls found themselves up against this team again in the final. This time they were like little "tigresses" and lost no time in opening up a lead. At the final whistle the score this time was 10 - 2 to SHSG!
The Essex Club County Athletics Championships will be taking place on 18th and 24th May at Chelmsford A/C. The closing date for entries is FRIDAY 18TH APRIL 2014. Forms are available from the PE office or onlineat www.essexathletics.org.uk. These championships are a great opportunity for girls to get some good quality competition.
Girls interested in athletics should also look at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre website for master classes taking place over the Easter holidays.
On Tuesday the year 9 and under 16 Netball teams played in the Southend Schools' Borough Tournament. Both teams played some excellent netball in windy and very cold conditions. The year 9 squad played 7 games and won them all to become Borough Champions. The under 16 team had their usual tussle with their trusted rivals WHSG and lost 3 goals to 5. Westcliff went on to win the tournament and SHSG finished second.
The year 9 squad was: Georgia Sasse, Megan Richardson, Imogen Bennett, Samantha Dube, Hannah Badger, Alex Jellicoe, Lauryn Gabriel, Grace Page & Ellie Cheevers.
The under 16 squad was: Georgia Gridley, Lois Wightman, Ocean Chandler, Jasmine Ruscoe, Olivia Sofroniou, Stacey O'Connor, Liberty Good & Gemma Wright.