What an amazing morning’s hockey we had on Saturday.
We stared the morning with a large number of girls unavailable due to DofE walks, injuries and illness. The teams were all mixed up with younger players having to fill the shoes of older players in their absence. As we started at 9am we didn’t know what to expect against Withington Girls’ School and Arnold/Queen Mary School, Lytham.
It turned out that the girls came up trumps and we had some excellent results.
Against Withingon Girls’ School
1st X1 won 2-1 : U15X1 won 4-0 : U13x1 won 7-0 : the year 7 teams, in their first matches for AGGS won 3-1 and 2-0.
Well done for such excellent results.
Arnold/Queen Mary School then arrived.
The U16 team lost 2-1 : the year 9 ‘B’ team won 8-0. The ‘B’ teams do not get many Saturday morning fixtures so it was great to see them play and to win so convincingly.
Congratulations to the U13 tennis team who won their 1st round knock out match 6-0 against Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen school, Caernarfon on Friday. They had qualified for this part of the competition as Cheshire Champions in July. They now go forward to the next round of this National Schools’ Competition. Well done girls.
Congratulations to the swimming teams in their performance in the English Schools North West Secondary School Team Championships.
We entered two teams in the junior and intermediate freestyle events and take teams in the intermediate freestyle and medley events. A large number of schools entered the competition but we were one of only a few schools who entered two teams in each event.
The junior ‘A’team came 4th in the 4 x 50 freestyle and the ‘B’ team came 21st (out of 28 entries) – very creditable results.
Unfortunately the junior medley teams were both disqualified to to technicalities regarding turns and starts. Whey both had good times though, if they had counted.
In the inter girls freestyle the ‘A’ team came 2nd, behind a very strong Canon Slade team, from Bolton (our time was just .70 of a second slower). Our ‘B’ team came 11th, out of 24 entries – which were superb results.
In the medley our ‘A’ team won in a time 4 seconds faster than Canon Slade. We swam it in 2 minutes 9.56 seconds – amazing!!! The ‘B’ team came 19th – out of 24 entries.
We will have to wait until all the other qualifying results have come in around the country to see if we have qualified for the National Schools’ Finals as all results are done on times. We have our fingers crossed that the inter team will qualify for both the free and medley finals.
Congratulations to the Seniors and Year 11 netball teams for finishing as runners-up in the Manchester and District netball tournament at Bury GS. We entered 5 teams into the tournament at three ages groups giving lots of the girls the opportunity to play a full morning of netball. The Seniors and Year 11’s were the most successful finishing in second place. The under 14 tournament was very competitive and our A team finished in third place. Well done to all!
This weekend’s fixture was excellent with all teams playing some very strong netball. Special congratulations to the Year 7 team (pictured below) who played their first fixture and won 26 goals to 13. They were super and show great promise! Results were as follows:
Year 7 won 26-13
Year 8 lost 16-21
Year 9 lost 24-25
Year 10 won 33-10
Year 11 lost 19-30
Seniors won 22-21
After a difficult start to the season with fixtures on the first two Saturdays afftected by a Trafford Tournament and the Greater Manchester County Trials, we were in a much better position at our fixture against Loreto last night!
We had the following results:
Year 8 won very convincingly with 21 goals to 15. It was very close going into the fourth quarter but the girls played strong and very effective netball pulling away to a solid win. The Year 9’s were without Niamh but held their play and pulled it back to a 17-17 draw after being three goals down at half time. Year 11 had a good lead at half time but in the fourth quarter made some errors and lost 19-21.