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AGGS Sports Personality of the Year

Congratulations to Laura, Year 10, who was awarded Sports Personality of the Year for her achievements in netball.  Laura has represented the North West this year and has been selected for the Manchester Thunder U17 squad.  She heard last week that she has been invited to an England trial on 30th July!

We are immensely proud of her and wish her the very best of luck with her trial!

 

National Figure Skating Artistic Champion Tilly Year 10!

Tilly and her team competed in the National Figure Skating competition in Coventry at the weekend and were crowned national champions!

They competed against 10 other teams and won with a perfect score,90/90!  This ends her very successful season in which she has become a British Synchronized Ice Skating Champion and also gained three International silvers at the Winter Cup, Belgium Trophy D’Ecosse, Scotland and the Budapest Cup,Hungary.

An amazing year for a very talented skater, we are very proud of all your achievements Tilly, well done!

Success for Victoria in Dublin!

Victoria travelled with the England athletics team to Dublin at the weekend to compete in the Schools International Athletics Board track and field competition.  This was her second time representing England in the SIAB, though for many athletes it was their first international experience.  She thoroughly enjoyed the meeting and getting to know all the other athletes over the three days; it was an amazing experience.

Competition began early on the Saturday with field events commencing across the track.  In the men’s’ pole vault, they were competing not only against each other but a forceful headwind.  By the time of the women’s pole vault started, the wind fluctuated between a crosswind and tailwind.  Every athlete’s performance was impacted across the stadium and luckily for some this granted new personal bests; however in the high jump and women’s pole vault, just keeping the bar steady on the stands was proving to be a challenge, before any athlete jumped.

Victoria and her Elngland team mate in the pole vault claimed both the first and second position and both jumped the same height of 3.61m. The final positioning came down to count back, where Victoria narrowly missed out on the title by one failure.

Although Victoria did not set a new record under these circumstances, she  improved on her season’s best of 3.60m and is pleased by her performance in the competition.

The future looks bright for Victoria who is going to Millfield School to study for her A-levels.  There she will be coached by the Director of Athletics, Alan Richardson, who has recently been invited to join the Team GB and British Athletics coaching team at the European U23 Championships in Poland.  We may see her on TV in the near future; keep an eye out!

Well done Victoria, we are extremely proud of all that you have achieved and wish you great success in the future!

National Athletics Success for Victoria and Francesca

We are very proud of Victoria (Year 11) and Francesca (Year 12) who competed in the Greater Manchester Schools’ Athletics Association championship on June 10th.  Francesca competed in the 1500m finishing in 1st place and Victoria in the pole vault also finishing in first place.

As a result, they were both selected to represent Greater Manchester in the English School’s Championship.  They travelled to Birmingham on the 6th July for a weekend of competition and had an amazing experience.  Francesca won a bronze medal and Victoria a silver medal!  This is a fantastic achievement for both girls and you can see them collecting their medals on the podium below and a video of Victoria’s winning vault!

Victoria has been selected from this to represent England at the International Schools’ Athletics Association Championships in Dublin this weekend and we wish her the very best of luck at this competition!

What talented and dedicated athletes who have a very bright future in sport ahead of them!  Well done, Victoria and Francesca!

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English Schools Athletics Championships Success!

Congratulations to the junior and intermediate teams who competed in the English Schools Track and Field Cup  in the Greater Manchester round on Thursday.  The sun was shining and it was a great day for athletics with some fantastic performances from our teams.

The junior team won their competition and will now go through to the Regional A final!  The intermediate team finished in second place but with an excellent score so we are hoping that they will also qualify for the A final.  We await the results of the other competitions to find out our placings.

Well done to all we are very proud of you!

Barcelona Netball Tournament Winners and Runners-up!

Congratulations to my amazing netballers who were winners, Year 10, and runners-up, Year 9!

Their first game was against each-other and we must give credit to the Year 9’s who didn’t make it easy for the Year 10’s giving them a really tough game particularly in the first two quarters!

As the tournament progressed it was clear that we were going to dominate and that no other schools were going to come close in terms of scoreline; results below.

I am very proud of my girls who were a delight the entire week showing just how great Alty girls really are at home and abroad. They showed great sportsmanship and perfect manners throughout. They were great company and I would take them anywhere. Thank you girls for a fantastic week, looking forward to next season already!

Year 10 v Year 9: 25-9

Year 10 v CLW Academy 39-0

Year 10 v Danetre 33-0

Year 10 v Bradfield 16-1

Year 9 v Danetre 33-2

Year 9 v Bradfield 24-6

Year 9 v CLW Academy 29-2

Barcelona Sightseeing

A warm, sunny day for sightseeing in Barcelona.  We took the Barcelona city tour and visited Las Rambles, the old town,  a Gaudi house and many more beautiful buildings.

High ropes fun!

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Karaoke Fun!

Netball Training Day 2

The netballers worked hard today with the coaches focusing on some challenging defensive tactics.  They played each other in a ‘friendly’ pre-tournament match to try out some of the rotations that we will use in the tournament on Friday!  They play each-other in the first game of the tournament so the Years 9’s need to be sharp from the outset….we are very much looking forward to it!