Category Archives: PE

Year 8 Trafford Netball Champions!

The Year 8 team  won the Trafford Schools netball tournament.

Lucy, Charlotte, Niamh, Hannah, Laura, Maddie, Freya, Issy and Hollie were unbeaten in all of their games!

This follows the Year 7 success the week before.  The Year 9 tournament was cancelled due to poor weather and this has been re-arranged for next Tuesday so we are hoping to win that one too!

Hayley at the English Junior squash championship

SquashHayley competed in the Under 19 girls category of the English Junior squash championships, held at Edgbaston Priory last weekend, and came a very commendable 9th overall in a tournament which is only open to the top 16 seeded players in the country.

Competitive squash has largely had to be pushed to one side this year for Hayley, as she has committed to her academic studies, so to come out and play against the country’s best,  and perform as well as she did, was all the more impressive!

Hayley continues to promote the game and encourage other girls to get on court and enjoy it with a regular Tuesday coaching session, which she lays on after school each week at Bowdon Club. Do come along if you want to have a go!

A Big Thank You

We would like to thank all players for making this season one of the most successful for a very long time. It has also been a very enjoyable one with a lot of laughs along the way. We would also like to thank the parents for their tireless support on the sides of the pitch, in all weathers, on a Saturday morning and also for transporting the girls to fixtures and tournaments near and far.

We really do appreciate it – thank you. Mrs Finch and Mrs O’Neal

New PE Summer Timetable

There will be a large summer time table on the hockey board so girls can see when their new lessons are and have the correct equipment and clothing for the first day back at school

Day Lunch Time :
12.20pm – 1pm
After School :
3.45pm – 5pm
Monday Year 7 RoundersYear 9 Tennis Year 8 Tennis
Tuesday Year 9 and 10 RoundersYear 7 Tennis Year 7-10 AthleticsYear 10-13 Tennis
Wednesday Year 7-10 Athletics (Field Events)Year 10 Tennis Year 9 and 10 RoundersYear 7 Tennis
Thursday Year 8 RoundersYear 7 Tennis Year 7 and 8 RoundersYear 9 Tennis
Friday Year 7 RoundersYear 8 Tennis No Practices

 

Here is a list of our Saturday tennis fixtures this season:

Saturday Tennis Fixtures: Summer 2015

Saturday 2nd April v St Bede’s College (Away) Years 7-10

Saturday 9th May v Stockport Grammar School (Home) Years 7-9

Saturday 16th May v Cheadle Hulme School (Away) Years 7-10

Saturday 13th June v Cheadle Hulme School (Home) Years 7-9

Saturday 20th June v Stockport Grammar School (Away) Years 7-10

Saturday 27th June: King’s School Chester – U14 Invitation Tournament: 2 pairs of U14 players (Year 8 and 9)

Saturday 4th July v King’s School, Chester (Away) Years 7-10

Generally for each match there will be 3 couples in each age group. However, we sometimes play with 3 players in a couple to give more girls a chance to play team tennis and also it makes it a lot easier if a player cannot play in the match through illness etc.

We have also entered 3 teams in the U15 and U13 Lawn Tennis Association School team tennis competition. These matches will largely be played after school but some may be played during school time.

Northern Schools Cross Country – Saturday 21st March

Cross CountryCongratulations to the junior cross country runners who finished 3rd (A team) and 6th (B team) in the competition.  The first four runners to finish were Lizzy T (7th), Laura H (10th), Hannah W (15th) and Emma S (17th).  Well done also to Emily S, Millie P, Mary W and Katy L.

In the older age groups we only had individual runners but congratulations go to Francesca B who finished 3rd in her race and Alice B who finished in 2nd place in her race.

Well done to all the girls who competed.

Annual Sports Dinner

The PE Department are hosting their sixth annual Sports Dinner in celebration of the department’s achievements and the students’ success this season. We have an inspirational guest speaker for the evening, Michelle Dignan, currently a travel presenter on Radio 5 live, who is a past pupil of Altrincham Girls’ Grammar School.  She will present sports awards, colours and commendations for the Winter Season 2014/15.

The annual Sports Dinner will be held on Wednesday 1st April, 2015 at Bowdon Rugby Club, Timperley from 7-10pm.

The PE department look forward to seeing many of you on the night.

Cricket Results

12th March

The U13 cricket squad took part in the County round of the Sports Hall Cricket competition on Friday 13th March. We beat King’s School, Macclesfield 102 runs to 70 and Cheadle Hulme High School 115 runs to 86. The final was against Prenton School. They scored 48 runs all out after 4 overs. We won with 3 overs to spare and 2 batters in hand. A convincing win. Well done girls.

The team is now through to the Regional Finals after the Easter Holidays.

Congratulations also to the U15 team who beat BTH in the Trafford tournament by 39 runs to 117. They have now also qualified for the county final at Wilmslow High School on Friday 20th March.

 

14th March

The U13 cricket squad took part in the County round of the Sports Hall Cricket competition on Friday 13th March. We beat King’s School, Macclesfield 102 runs to 70 and Cheadle Hulme High School 115 runs to 86. The final was against Prenton School. They scored 48 runs all out after 4 overs. We won with 3 overs to spare and 2 batters in hand. A convincing win. Well done girls.

The team is now through to the Regional Finals after the Easter Holidays.

Hockey Results

4th March

In the year 7 mid week match against Withington Girls’ School –

‘A’ team won 4-2

‘B’ team won 3-0

Well done to all who played.

 

9th March

Congratulations to the Year 7 teams for their performance against Withington Girls School.

The ‘A’ team won 4-2 (much improved from the 1-1 draw last time they played.

‘B’ team won 3-0.

Arnold/Queen Mary School (AKS) Invitation Tournament

A squad of 12 year 7 girls took part in this all day tournament on Sat 7th March in Lytham.

Our scores of 1-0 against Lytham High School : 0-0 against Rossall School, Lancashire and 1-0 against City of London School, London placed us top in our section.

We then played AKS School in the semis. After full time it was 0-0, both teams having chances to score. WE then went to 5 minutes added time with golden goal. Whoever scored first won the game. After having numerous shots on goal AKA scored. We then played for 3rd and 4th and drew 0-0 again against City of London School, placing us joint 3rd in the competition.

A great time was had by all. The girls played some excellent hockey and a great time was had by all. Mrs Finch would like to thank all the parents who transported the girls and supported us throughout the day.

1stX1 v Portadown College, Ireland

After a great season it was disappointing that the team lost 11-1 to this team. It was just one of those days when nothing went right for us and everything went well for them. The best part of the day was when one of their team presented Hannah Wells with a school shirt as Hannah’s dad had been to the school. This was a lovely gesture and a wonderful surprise for Hannah.

 

Tue 10th March

Olivia, Lizzie, Hannah, Zoe, Grace, Megan, Issy, Sophie, Maddie, Abbie, Molly, Anna, Leah and Jess ere the Champions for Greater Manchester Junior Hockey League U13, 2015.

Well done to all these girls.

 

Wed 11th March

The U14 hockey squad played in a quadrangular fixture with Lymm High School, Sale Grammar School and Alderley Edge School for Girls.

Teams were mixed up so ‘A’ and ‘B’ team players could play along side each other.

We beat Lymm High School 1-0 : Alderley Edge 5-0 and Sale Grammar School 3-1.

A wonderful evening’s hockey was had by all. Well done girls

 

14th March

U14 results v Sale Grammar School : Lymm High School : Alderley Edge School for Girls

v Lymm High School : won 1-0
v Alderley Edge School : won 5-0
v Sale Grammar School : won 3-1

U16 Greater Manchester County Championships :

v Woodhey High School : drew 0-0
v Withington Girls’ School : won 3-0
v Cheadle Hulme School : lost 1-0
v Stockport Grammar School : lost 3-0

These results placed us 3rd overall

Badminton Results

5th March

The U14 team had qualified for the North West Finals of the Center Parcs National Badminton Championships in Manchester.

The team started well beating Alderley Edge School for Girls, Cheshire 5-0 and Newman School, Cumbria 5-0.

We then played the favourites West Kirby from Merseyside. The match depended on the final game which we lost so lost the match 3-2. The girls played some very good badminton in this match but West KIrby were just that bit stronger than us. Our final game was against St Michael’s School, Lancashire, The wind had gone from the girls sails and they did not have a good match, losing 4-1.

The team therefore won the bronze medal.

We look forward to playing again next year as we only lose one player from this team.

 

14th March

The U16 team played in the Regional round of the Centre Parcs National Schools’ Competition. We beat All Hallows School 5-0 and Ullswater School 3-2. We then lost narrowly to Merchant taylor School 3-2 and then to Upton School, Chester 4-1. These results placed up in Bronze medal position.

Well done girls.

 

Cross Country Success

Alice, Cross-Country SuccessAlice competed in the British inter counties cross country competition last Saturday. She was representing Greater Manchester in the race, which she ran very well against a very strong field of runners from all over the country.

Well Done Alice!