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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.

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!

This term we say goodbye to Mr Dave Garrod

Badminton team with coach Dave GarrodDave has been the badminton coach at AGGS for over 20 years since his daughter was a student at the school. In order to help her with her badminton he decided to get his coaching qualifications and worked hard to help AGGS shape the amazing badminton teams we have today.
He leaves us after helping secure the U16s in qualifying for the National Badminton Finals in Milton Keynes and we are all hoping for a win to end his legacy on a high.
He is retiring at the end of this season and will be missed massively by all. .

Here is a message from Dave:

Dear All,
thank you all so much for the cards and “treats”. I really, really appreciate them. Over the many years of coaching I have thoroughly enjoyed it, especially, of course, the successes. However it has not been all about the successes, it has been primarily been about working with very nice girls who’s enthusiasm, attitude to learning and wanting to improve has been outstanding. This has not been “at all cost” because one of the most satisfying aspects of the coaching has been the bonding between the team members and the high standards of integrity and behaviour that you have maintained. You have always been a credit to the school.
Thank you all, once again.
I will miss you all
Best wishes
Dave

 

AGGS Alumnae, Sophie Morrison at the Winter Olympic Ceremony

Sophie Morrison, a former AGGS student , was at the Olympic Opening Ceremony in Korea today.

Sophie now lives in London and works for the British Olympic Association and has been doing so for some 5 years. She will be there as Ski & Alpine Team Manager and is part of Team GBR in the Winter Olympics. Her last Role took her to Rio where she looked after our Female sailing team who did very well.

Team GBR are hoping for some medals with most of the Athletes having done well in their chosen sports, in the various world championships , over the last 2 years.