Category Archives: Rowing


AGGS former student is in the Bow on the OUWBC Crew

A Former AGGS student, Matilda Edwards, is the bow on the Oxford University Women Boat club’s Osiris Crew.

Well done Matilda

Manchester Indoor Rowing Competition

On 12th December AGGS took 21 teams (84 participants) to the Manchester indoor rowing competition. All girls competed well and were by far the best in Trafford with each year group taking first place out of the Trafford schools. GO US!

The results were then compared with the Stockport and Manchester schools to see who was the over all winners.

In Year 7
Emma C, Yasmine I, Megan B and Olivia B came 2nd over all.

In year 8
Kirsten M, Selin C, Jemima H and Georgia H came 3rd over all.

In year 9
Alicia M, Beth H, Neave B and Charlotte Lord Came 1st over all.

In year 10
Ellie F, Milan W, Dani G and Millie P came 1st overall.

This means the year 9 and 10 team will be representing Greater Manchester in the next round in February.

Well done to all who entered.

National Junior Sculling Head

Congratulations to Ellie F, Milan W and Dani G who won a bronze medal at the National Junior Sculling Head last week. They competed in an U14 quad for Trafford RC, racing over 3600m on the Olympic course at Eton Dorney against 58 other crews.
They all rowed really well against some tough opposition. Well Done, Girls.

Rowing in Portugal

Ellie and Lauren, Rowing in Portugal
Ellie and Lauren, Rowing in Portugal

Ellie H, Year 11,  and Lauren Barclay, past pupil, were both in a quad who had been invited to an international rowing race in Portugal last  weekend.

Lauren said: ‘Rowing in Portugal was an amazing experience, we won our sprint however having never rowed together the long distance piece seemed to beat us

Congratulations to the girls on their success!


Ellie's Rowing Success, 2016

Ellies-rowing-success-2016Ellie Heathcock (year 10), a long with three crew, became British Champions at the National Schools’ Regatta in the women junior under 15 coaxed quad category. This is the highest possible achievement in rowImg at her age. Henley Regatta and selection for the GB junior team are not yet opened to her. At 15 , this is the pinnacle of rowing.

For this amazing rowing achievement Ellie won a gold medal. Ellie and her squad have won all regional and national level competition meetings all year.

Well done Ellie. We are very proud of you.


Junior National Sculling Head Successes


Hannah 12-2, Imogen 11-2 and Ellie 10-4 recently competed in the Junior National Sculling Head, rowing for their clubs at the Olympic venue, Eton Dorney Lake.

Hannah and Imogen, rowing for Northwich RC, came 5th in the WJ17 4x and Ellie, rowing for Trafford RC, came 1st in the WJ15 4x.

Congratulations to all girls.

Eleanor’s Rowing Achievement


Eleanor from year 10 took part in the competiton in a “woman junior 15 coxed quad“.

Eleanor is the stroke person of that crew, and she led that crew to an amazing victory with more than 32s on the next closest opposition.

This is the first national level competition of the season and is a fantastic achievement!


Ellie and her crew have trained very well and very hard over the winter.

Well done!



The year 9 team
The year 9 team with their gold medals
Jessica with her bronze medal
The year 8 team
 The Year 9 and 8 rowers had qualified for the Greater Manchester School Games finals in Wigan today, after winning the Trafford round of the competition before half term.

A couple of the Year 8 team row out of school but the other rowers were just fit and strong games players!!!!

There were two events for each team : an individual event and a team event.

The team event was the first to take place.

Year 8. : In the individual event the girls had to row for 3 minutes and the results were based on how far they rowed in this time. Kitty Hamer came 7th. :  Millie Pearce 8th. :  Ellie Fitchett 9th and Dani Gallagher 21st. In the team event which was a 6 minute race where each girl rowed as far as possible in one and a half minutes, the  girls rowed really well to finish 4th, just outside the bronze medal position with 1,416 metres.                                                     

Year 9. :  This time in the individual event the girls had to row for 4 minutes each and again the distance covered was recorded. Phoebe Sullivan-Jones came 14th. :  Zoe Rontree 7th. :  Laura Mallinder 4th and Jess McDowell came an amazing 3rd, winning the gold medal. Laura then had to leave for a netball tournament so Leah Haigh took her place in the team event. Again it was a 6 minute race, with each girl rowing for one and a half minutes. The girls were a amazing and finished in first place, winning the gold medal. 

Congratulations to both teams for such fantastic results. Not bad as we do not have any rowing machines at school!!! They did, however have some practice time down at Altrincham Leisure Centre first thing in the morning before school!!!!!



We took 6 teams to the indoor rowing championships for the first time at Levenshulme High School (1 x year 10 : 2 x year 9 : 3 x year 8). Not really knowing what to expect the girls soon understood the process and eagerly involved themselves in the competition. Each team had 4 rowers, each rowing for 2 minutes. This included changeovers when the rowers had to swap places all in the given time. Each team rowed 3 races and the best was recorded. The competition lasted all day and there were over 100 teams taking part from all over Manchester. The winning teams from each borough will go through to the county finals at Robin Park in Wigan. We will have to wait and see if we have been successful.


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year 9’s

year 8’s
year 8 ‘s
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year 9’s
year 10’s
year 9’s


Do you row or are you interested in taking part in an indoor rowing competition?

We have been invited to take part in the annual Citywide Indoor Rowing Championships on Tuesday 15th December at Levenshulme High School from 9.30pm – 4pm.

Each team will consist of 4 individuals from he same year group. (Years 7-11). There are separate competitions for all year groups and gender.

The event will be divided into 30 minute sessions, where teams will have a minimum of 2 attempts to set hire highest score, with each person rowing for 2 minutes in rotation, with no break for the change-over. 

So….if you are a rower or are involved in sport at a high level which means you are fit why not get involved? If you are interested please attend a meeting on Tuesday 10th November in the main school hall at recreation to find out more. 

Thank you : Mrs Finch