English School’s Athletics Association Regional Qualifiers!

Athletics Association Regional Qualifiers

Congratulations to the junior and intermediate athletics teams who competed in the Greater Manchester competition two weeks ago and have qualified for the regional finals which take place after half term.

The junior team have qualified for the North West 2 final on Monday 12th June in Warrington and the intermediates for the North West 1 final on 14th June in Wigan.

We wish the girls the best of luck and hope that the intermediates can secure a place at national finals!

TENNIS SUCCESS

The tennis teams had their first match of the season against Stockport Grammar School on Saturday with great success.

Each team comprised of 3 couples playing 3 matches against the other couples. Each couple had 3 players, each playing 2 of the 3 games so more girls were involved in competitive tennis. Each match was for 20 minutes. How many games could you win in the allotted time?

Year 9’s : won by 58 games to 13

Year 8’s won by 41 games to 27

Year 7 won by 41 games to 18

What wonderful results girls : well done.

We play Stockport again, away on the first Saturday after half term for years 7-10 (own transport please) so here’s to another successful match.

English Schools Athletics Championships Success!

Congratulations to the junior and intermediate teams who competed in the English Schools Track and Field Cup  in the Greater Manchester round on Thursday.  The sun was shining and it was a great day for athletics with some fantastic performances from our teams.

The junior team won their competition and will now go through to the Regional A final!  The intermediate team finished in second place but with an excellent score so we are hoping that they will also qualify for the A final.  We await the results of the other competitions to find out our placings.

Well done to all we are very proud of you!

National Schools’ U14 Badminton Championships : 7th best School in the country

The U14 badminton were in MIlton Keynes yesterday at the National Schools’ U14 Championships. They had a tough morning and in the afternoon were playing for 7th – 9th place.

They won both of their matches and so are the 7th best U14 badminton team in England.

The students are: Priya, Hania, Raavi, Maariyahand Lavanya.

They had a great day and it was great experience for the girls, 4 of which were home grown players and had never played in anything like this before.

The U14 team with Aisling Reid who was at the championships as a young official. Aisling had been selected for this prior to the tournament.

The opening ceremony

Chatting with Anthony Clark who is an ex- England badminton player.

Aisling having a knock with Anthony Clark

Some action shots at the tournament

U13 TEAM TENNIS COMPETITION

Our U13 team played their first two matches of the season against Alderley Edge School for Girls and then Loreto Grammar School. Both matches were very close.

They lost out to Alderley on a championship tie-break (10-5) after the score at the end of the games was 3-3. We therefore lost the match7-6.

The girls then went down to Hale Tennis Club to play their second match against Loreto which we won 4-2.

Some great tennis was played and the girls enjoyed their matches. Well done to everyone who played from year 7 and 8.

AGGS and Loreto
AGGS and Alderley Edge

U12 BOWDON HOCKEY CLUB SUCCESS

Congratulations to the Bowdon Hockey Club U12 team who had qualified for the Regional Finals of this National Competition in Leeds after their success in the Cheshire Cup. Their squad of 10 was made up of 9 ‘Alti Girls’ and one girls from Cheadle Hulme.

They came a fantastic joint 3rd with Alderley Edge Hockey Club after losing very close matches against Thirsk and Wakefield Hockey Clubs. This makes them 9th best team in England.

Well done girls. Here’s to a successful future.