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Eloise – 2017 RS Feva Ladies World Champion

Eloise - 2017 RS Feva Ladies World Champion

Eloise with Trophy TrophiesEloise and her sailing partner had a fabulous world championships in Holland at the end of July. It was very close racing against 177 boats from around the world in very tough conditions. Eloise and her partner finished 16th overall and were the 1st all girl boat – gaining the title “2017 RS Feva Ladies World Champions” and a lovely big trophy!

Eloise - 2017 RS Feva Ladies World Champion


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!

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.

Eloise’s Latest Sailing Competitions

Eloise's Sailing In June Eloise and her sailing partner competed in the RS Feva Inland National Championships at Draycote Water, finishing 1st Ladies and 3rd overall.

Their next competition is the RS Feva World Championships in Holland at the end of July, where Eloise and her fellow UK Junior Squad boats will be representing GBR in a competition of 200 boats from around the world. We wish her good luck!

Eloise's 1st and 3rd Awards on the RS Feva Inland Championships
Eloise’s 1st and 3rd Awards on the RS Feva Inland Championships


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!

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

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.

Silver to Tilly

Tilly, Year 10

Tilly's teamTilly O, Year 10, has just returned from competing in the  Novice category at the Budapest Cup, Hungary. Her team, ‘Whizz Kids’ skated against teams from Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic and came away with the Silver medal. The competition was also attended by the current Senior World Champions, Paradise of Russia who took the time to come and chat to Tilly and the rest of her team. It was a fantastic experience.