Category Archives: Hockey

Hockey Training at Bowdon – Tuesdays

AGGS had their first training session at Bowdon on Tuesday night with lots of U14s and u12s in attendance. Lots of activities went on as the u14s prepare for the next round of the National Competition and the u12s had lots of game practice too.

However, Mrs Hardicre became aware that some new players were unsure how to get there from school. Please follow the link below for maps and directions to get to Bowdon from school.

Remember – you need to be there and be changed ready to train at 4pm!!

Happy Hockey Training

Directions to Bowdon Hockey Club

National Schools Hockey

National Schools Hockey

For the past 2 weeks AGGS girl’s have been battling hard on the Devisdale to try and secure places in the national Schools Hockey Competition. The first round is regional, so all teams in the Greater Manchester area are invited and represent their school in U18s, U16s and U14s category.

With some excellent players on our teams we hoped for some success stories, however, the wind and rain, and determination of all the teams to go through made for a very challenging tournament. The U16s and U18s sadly got knocked out but the U14s have gone through as runners up.

Mrs Hardicre reports:
The U14 Hockey team played in the first round of the National schools competition. We played against Stockport, Loreto, Manchester High and Cheadle Hulme. We won against Stockport 3-0 and Loreto 2-0. Then drew 0-0 to Manchester High and Cheadle Hulme. It was a close tournament that left Manchester High, Cheadle Hulme and AGGS in joint 1st so it went down to goal difference. We are through to the next round as runners up and Manchester High went through as the winners. The team managed to hold it together and played to a high standard. We will be training hard for the next round in November!

Coming Home

Coming home to Bowdon

Olympic Gold Medalist Sam Quek MBE along with GB and England Goalkeepers, Kirsty Mackay and Amy Tennant return to Bowdon Hockey Club on Saturday 7th October at 1.45pm, as Bowdon Ladies 1st team take on East Grinstead in their first head to head England Hockey Premier League match.

Sam, Kirsty and Amy have all played at Bowdon and all three have represented their country at senior level winning an array of medals between them, both Sam & Kirsty travelled with Team GB to Rio.

Saturday 7th October 1.45 @ Bowdon Club, South Downs Road, Bowdon, Cheshire WA14 3DT

All support welcome

Hockey Match Reports September 2017

Under 12s (year 7)Under 13s (year 8)Under 14s (year 9)Under 15s (year 10)Under 16s (year 11)1st X1
Maddie 4Laurie 8 Freya 5
Elenor 1 Milly 6 Aude 3
Daisey 2Olivia 4 Sarah 2
Evie H 2Jennifer 4Nadia 2
Olivia 1Alicia 2Annie 1
Lois 1 Charlotte 2Emma 1
Rosin 1Pheobe 1
Anna 1

Saturday 23rd September 2017.

This weekend AGGS hosted AKS Lytham at the Devisdale pitches. Games were played by the 1stX1, U15s, U14s, and U13s A and B sides. The U12s also had their first ever game which saw the arrival of some new talented players to the AGGS school squad. The weather was much kinder this weekend than it has been the past few weeks which also brought out more parental side line support. There were lots of goals, lots of cheers and smiling faces after a successful morning.  A special thank you goes to all the mums/dads who helped to umpire.

U15s Match report by M.,Wardell.

After an effective warm-up and the unveiling of the new captains(Congratulations to Emma and Rosie!!) we had a solid first half performance with two great goals by Freya and Aude. Continuing the positive vibe during the second half we transferred the ball even more effectively and applied a much harder press. This resulted in two more fantastic goals by Emma and Annie. The match ended AGGS 4 Arnold King School 0.  The other team chose Ruby Burgess as our man of the match. Thank you to Mr Wardell for umpiring.

U13s A match report by A.Platt

The sky was a foreboding grey, but our Year 8 Team shone like the sun.  Winning 2-0 to Arnold Queen Mary School, the whole team ran a marathon up and down the pitch, with some good transfers by the defenders: Immy (C), Georgia, Abbie (VC) and Riya. Both goals were scored in the first half; the first was scored by Daisy and assisted by Hattie, and the second by Liv, who ran from the half way line into the goal circle to secure the goal. Kirsten had some great shots at goal, but the opposition’s defence was strong. A short corner was granted for the opposition, but Daisy swooped in and tackled the ball off them in the goal circle before they could take a shot at goal. Ella demonstrated some good skill as she rolled the ball out away from the opposition, and Rosa did some good running as she drove the ball up into their goal circle several times! The Man of the Match (as voted by the other team) was Liv.

U13s B Match report by L.Brazewell.

This was the first U13s B team  8 a-side match which delivered an excellent performance from the team scoring 5 goals against the opposition, AKS. Maddie scored 4 goals and Elena scored 1. We played as a strong team and everyone in the squad of 12 played their part. Maddie was voted man of the match by the opposition. It was a good result for AGGS.

Saturday 16th September

The second weekend of matches saw another good performance by all AGGS teams as they hosted Kirkham at home on the devisdale. Matches were played by 1stX1, U16s, U15s, U14s, and U13s. Thanks you to Mrs Langridge and Miss Chancellor for your help this weekend.

Saturday 9th September

This Saturday was the first weekend of matches and AGGS hosted Newcastle Under Lyme at the devisdale pitches. The weather was rather wet, but the constant down pour didn’t dampen the girls spirits and all teams came off the pitch as winners. Matches were played by the 1stX1, U15s, U14s and U13s.

U14s Match report by R.Driscoll

Year 9’s Super start to the season…..

Whilst the rain may have been pouring down it did not affect the great performance of our super Year 9 Team. Winning 8-0 against Newcastle under Lyme. The whole team played with great fluidity and all played their part in the win. GK Emily may not had a chance to touch the ball, but her vocal chords had a great work out. The scorers were Alicia  (2), Oliva (2), Laurie  (3) and Charlotte  (1). The Man of the match voted by the opposition was Roisin D.

SUMMER HOCKEY SUCCESS

Congratulations to Charlotte L, Jenny J, Roisin D and Daisy A who had been selected to play on the U13 North West teams in the Tensworth (an anagram of North West!!), hockey competition at the Armitage Centre over three days last week. They were playing against teams from all over the country, including Wales. Charlotte, Jenny and Roisin were playing on the team who finished 7th and Daisy on the team who finished Runners-up. The standard of competition was very high and no doubt some of the players will represent England and Wales in years to come.

Our girls had a brilliant time and did themselves justice.

Well done girls, we are very proud of you.

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.

U13 FINAL MATCH OF THE SEASON

The U13 ‘A’ squad played their final match of the season against a mixed Loreto team comprising of year 8, 9and 10.

After a slow start to the match the team eventually got into gear and won 5-0.

Well done girls. You have had a great season. Thank you for making it such an enjoyable season and good luck in the future. I will miss you all.

Mrs finch

SUCCESS AGAINST MERCHANT TAYLOR SCHOOL

The hockey teams had their final full fixture of the season on Saturday against Merchant Taylor School, Liverpool and the girls went out in style!!!

As it was the 1stX1’s final match of the season, as is tradition, they dressed up, this year as grapes. The arrived at school early (even before Mrs Finch arrived – which is always early!!!!!) to blow up all their purple balloons.

They had a great match and won 5-0. The balloons did not get in the way as much as we thought they would but they kept coming off in regular intervals, all congregating in the far corner of the pitch ( which the year 8 girls popped Laure on in the morning!!).

For Becky, Genevieve, Katie, Hannah, Beth, Amy and Rosie it was their last match for school. Unfortunately Alice (the eighth player from year 13) was unable to play. The girls have been a great bunch to work with and Mrs Finch would like to thank them all for their hard work, commitments and dedication to school hockey throughout the seven years that they have been playing together. You will be very greatly missed.

Thank you to all the year 12 players too and good luck to you all in the coming season.

Here are some piccies of the girls enjoying their final match for school.


Meanwhile the other teams were winning in style.

U16X1 won 8-0


The U15X1 won 5-1


The U14X1 won 10-0

U14 team with their two injured players!!

The U13X1 won 12-0 : Wow!!!!


The year 7 ‘A’ team won 8-0 and the year 7 ‘B’ team won 11-0

What a great morning’s hockey girls – well done everyone.

There are one or two matches remaining, during the week and over the next 2 Saturdays so keep your eyes peeled on the board.

1stX1 v MANCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL

We had a very competitive match against Manchester High School, this evening. We won the match 3-1 but were let off on a number of occasions as Man. High just could not score more goals. They were missing by centimetres and they even hit the post. It was our lucky day in that respect but we played very well and took our chances.

Well done girls

YEAR 7 and 8 HOCKEY SUCCESS

After the mini hockey competition it was back to school to lay YEAR 7 and 8 matches against Wellington School, Lymm High School and Loreto Grammar School.

The year 8’s beat Loreto 3-0 which was a great result as most of our team were ‘B’ team players playing against Loreto’s ‘A’ team. Well done girls.

The year 7 teams played against Lymm High School and Wellington School.

AGGS ‘A’ v Lymm ‘A’ : won 4-0

AGGS ‘B’ v Lymm ‘B’ : won 3-0

AGGS ‘A’ v AGGS ‘B’ : won 6-0

AGGS ‘B’ v Wellington : drew 0-0

It was a great evening’s hockey and a good time was had by all. Well done girls.

AGGS ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams