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English Schools Athletics Finals for Emma in Year 10

Good luck to Emma in Year 10 who is one of our extremely talented athletes who qualified to represent Greater Manchester in the English Schools Athletics Championships taking place this weekend.  She will travel to Birmingham to compete in the triple jump national final with the most talented athletes from around the country.

We know that she will do Greater Manchester proud!  Best of luck Emma, we are very proud of your achievements and can’t wait to hear of your success!

English Schools’ Athletics Success at regional level

Congratulations to the Year 9 and 10 students who qualified for the Regional A final of the prestigious English Schools Track and Field Cup.  We were winners at Greater Manchester level and went to Robin Park, Wigan to compete against the best schools across the North West for a place at national finals in Gateshead.

The team were amazing in both the track and the field events with some superb performance and PB’s set.  We finished second place narrowly missing out on a place in the finals.  It is fair to say we were all truly devastated at being so close to that first place spot.

I am extremely proud of the team and the way they handled the whole situation, they are amazing athletes in their physical performance but also their manner and sportsmanship.  Well done my team!

Athletics Success for Francesca!

Last weekend Francesca won the National U20 Championship in the 1500m and is officially the best in Britain!  We are waiting news this weekend that she has achieved the time required to qualify for the World Championships .  What amazing news, we are very proud of you Francesca!

Francesca also raced in the senior Girl`s 800m at The Greater Manchester Schools and finished 1st in 2 minutes 9 seconds and broke the championship record set in 1995.   She has also qualified for the English Schools Championships, where she will be entered into 1500m.

Below is a picture of Francesca racing for Great Britain on May 20th at the Loughborough International where she set a PB of 4 minutes 18 seconds.

Year 7 Manchester Indoor Athletics

Year 7 Manchester Indoor Athletics

Well done to the 9 students from AGGS who competed in the Manchester year 7 indoor athletics competition at Sports City this week. Some great performances showing some future potential. There were 18 teams at the competition; our squad came a respectable 6th.
Well done to Tara who came 2nd in the long jump.

Looking forward to seeing these athletes grow and strengthen ready for the English Schools Competitions next year.

Well Done

Year 7 Manchester Indoor Athletics

English Schools Swimming Success

The Year 9 and 10 swimming team entered the English Schools national swimming competition before half term and were very successful.

They competed in both the freestyle and medley relay and won a bronze medal in the medley relay with a fantastic time.  This means that they were the third best medley team in the North West.  Congratulations to:

Laura, Emily S, Emily C, Christabel A, Lucy R, Katie H

Manchester Schools Indoor Athletics Champions 2017

AGGS are the Manchester Schools Indoor Athletics Champions. 

AGGS team of 8 Athletes

Friday 13th October – 8 Athletes from AGGS set off to Sports City in Manchester for the Indoor Athletics Championships. Each athlete competed in one event each and there were some excellent individual performances.

Alice D was the star of the day winning a gold medal in the girls 300m with an impressive time of 44.62seconds.

Silver medals were awarded to Maddie L in the 60m hurdles, Laura H in the 800m  and Kitty H in the shot putt.

Emma S jumped an impressive 4m42cm in the long jump winning a bronze medal.

Mary W and Annie C ran in the 60m and 200m respectfully and both just missed out on medals by a few seconds. Millie P also had an excellent performance in the high jump sadly missing the medal mark by just a few cm.

The relay team (Emma, Mary, Annie and Alice) also came 4th in the girls 4x200m relay in a very fast competitive finish to the day.

With points being totted up it was very close between AGGS, St Peter’s and Trinity. However, with 199 points AGGS were presented with the winners trophy claiming first place over all.

All competitors were year 10 so will have another shot at retaining the trophy next year. Can they do the double?

Competitors with their medals and winners trophy
The girls having fun at the end of the day.