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!

Grace a World Champion

Year 7 Student, Grace S, Year has been selected to represent England at the Dance World Cup 2017 in Germany, and won 3 Gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals contributing to England winning the overall competition, which makes her also a World Champion.

The Dance World Cup is the  culmination of over 12,000 competitors from 47 countries competing at qualifiers with approximately 2,500 making the World Finals each year.

This year Grace has qualified to compete in 10 dances in the following categories;

  • Classical Ballet
  • Fusion Ballet
  • Contemporary Modern
  • Jazz
  • Song and Dance
  • Hip Hop

Grace commits to over 12 hours of dancing per week between her local dance school, Royal Ballet School Mid Associates and AGGS dance club, recently performing her contemporary modern solo at the AGGS dance show.  She competed at the Wrexham Dance Festival over the half term break and was awarded 4 trophies, 2 shields and 6 medals gaining an award in every section she competed in.

Well done Grace!

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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SPORTS DAY 2017

We had a very successful sports day mainly due to the wonderful organisation of Mrs Walker – thank you.

We had the throwing events in the morning along with the 1500m and 800m and then the whole school came out to support their forms in the many sprint races. The afternoons event concluded with the winners and runners up of the 3x100m relays from years 9 and 10 racing against staff teams.

On this occasion Mr Capon’s team won.

A great day was had by all with the results not being announced until final assembly on the last day of term.

Thank you to all staff who helped with the organisation on the day including measuring field events in the morning and time keeping and crowd control in the afternoon.

Here are a selection of photos illustrating the atmosphere of the day.

Mrs Finch

Year 9
Year 9
Year 10
Year 10
Year 10
Getting ready for the relay races – year 7 cheeky chappies!!!
Year 8 relay race
Year 7 relay race

Year 10 relay race
Year 9 ‘A’ relay race
Mr Capon running the last leg for the winning team

SUMMER HOCKEY SUCCESS

Congratulations to Charlotte L, Jenny J, Roisin D and Daisy A who had been selected to play on the U13 North West teams in the Tensworth (an anagram of North West!!), hockey competition at the Armitage Centre over three days last week. They were playing against teams from all over the country, including Wales. Charlotte, Jenny and Roisin were playing on the team who finished 7th and Daisy on the team who finished Runners-up. The standard of competition was very high and no doubt some of the players will represent England and Wales in years to come.

Our girls had a brilliant time and did themselves justice.

Well done girls, we are very proud of you.

TENNIS v LORETO GRAMMAR SCHOOL

The year 7 and 8’s played in their final match of the season tonight with mixed success.

Couples 1, 2 and 3 lost in a very competitive match by 20 games to 15 and couples 4, 5 and 6 won by 32 games to 16. There was some wonderful tennis played which we were lucky to have completed as it had rained for most of the day.

Well done to all who played.

Gabriella’s Inline Skating Achievement

Gabriella on the PodiumGabriella is a Synchronised ice skater and has done amazingly well in competition this season. In addition to her on ice training she has been training on inline skates – Inline skating is a comparatively new and fast growing sport, in essence it involves wheels instead of the blades you would find on ice skates and it allows the skater to perform all the spins jumps and fancy footwork you would expect to see on the ice.

She is a member of the UK Silverblades inline team and along with the 12 other skaters in the team she has been in Dijon over the weekend at the 7th World Inline Skating Championships representing GB, and won the Bronze medal in the Junior ladies Division 4 category.

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