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.

English Schools Athletics Success

Indoor athletics

The students representing the school in Athletics yesterday were very successful. The junior team (Years 7 and 8) finished fourth place overall with some very good individual successes, particularly mention should go to Olivia B in Year 8 for an exceptional 800m time. They will compete in the North West regional B final.

The intermediate team (Years 9 and 10) demonstrated their commitment and experience at the event finishing first place which takes them to the North West regional A final.  Particular mention goes to Kitty H for an amazing 9.85m throw in the shot putt earning the team maximum points and Emma S and Alice D for exceptional performances in both of their events.

Looking forward to success at North West level.

AGGS Taekwon-Do

AGGS Taekwon-DoAGGS TKD are very proud to announce Emily K, Yr11 and Freya P, Y10 passed their black belt grading on Sunday 6th May. They were tested by international grade instructors including 2 Masters for 4 hours, through a hot Sunday, on all aspects of Taekwon-Do including some 2 against 1 sparring. Both students have worked hard to get black belt and are a credit to the school and club.

Rounders Practices and Fixtures 2018

Rounders Practices 2018

Day Lunch After School
Monday —- Year 8
Tuesday —- Year 7
Wednesday Year 7 Year 9 and 10
Thursday Year 8
Friday Year 9 and 10

 

Rounders Fixtures Summer 2018

 

Date Year group Opposition Venue
Tuesday 15th May Year 9 and 10 BTH Mini League AGGS 3:45 start
Wednesday 23rd May Year 10 TOURNAMENT AGGS 3:30 start
Tuesday 5th June Year 9 TOURNAMENT Sale Grammar
Thursday 7th June Year 7 and 8 BTH Mini League AGGS 3:45 start
Tuesday 12th June Year 8 TOURNAMENT Ashton on Mersey
Wednesday 13th June Year 8 / 9 / 10 Wilmslow AGGS 3:45 start
Wednesday 20th June Year 7 TOURNAMENT Ashton on Mersey
Wednesday 4th July Year 7 and 8 FINALS NIGHT  
Thursday 5th July Year 9 and 10 FINALS NIGHT  

 

We also have matches against Wellington to schedule in – these dates will appear as soon as they have been set.

 

See Mrs Reynolds for more information

Hannah’s Skating Success

Hannah Skating SuccessHannah Skating SuccessHannah from Year 12 competed in the British Long Track Speed Skating Championship in The Hague Netherlands in March 2018. She won a bronze (1000m) and 4 silver medals (500m, 1500m, 3km and supersprint) in the ladies category. She also took the gold medal in the marathon – skating 16km. A great achievement!

She has also represented UK Longtrack Speedskating twice this season. She was selected to take part in an international skating development camp in Minsk in December and was also was a member of a joint GB / Denmark junior skaters team taking part in competition in Finland in February.

Hannah is a member of Altrincham Short Track Speed Skating Club and finished 9th at the Short Track British Championships.

Well done Hannah!

International cross country success for Francesca in Year 13!

Francesca in Year 13 has had the amazing opportunity to represent England at the ISF World Schools Cross Country Championships in Paris on April 4th 2018.   She was one of ten athletes selected to travel to France  to compete in the team and individual event.

The race took place on a fast and rather flat route under the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.  Francesca was England’s individual star of the English Schools’ AA team and won a bronze medal behind Ella Heeney of Australia in the U18 Girls’ race!  What a magnificent achievement.

This follows her selection to race in Belgium in February where she won a silver medal.  Francesca is athlete with immense talent and that coupled with her sheer hard work and determination has resulted in the ultimate accolade of representing her country gaining national honours.  We are extremely proud of you Francesca and look forward to seeing you on the world cross country stage in the future!

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