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Hockey Fixtures 2017

Below are the Hockey fixtures for 2017 until Christmas

For home matches please arrive at least 30 mins before the start time in order to warm up thoroughly before the match. You should arrive in SCHOOL KIT.

Sat 9th Sept Home Vs Newcastle 9:15am  1stX1, U15,  10:15am U14, U13

Sat 16th Sept Home Vs Kirkham 9:45am 1stX1, U14s 10:45am U16s, U13s 11:45am U15s

Sat 23rd Sept Home Vs AKS Lytham 9:10 1stX1, U16s, 10:10am U15s, U12s A and B 11:10 U13s U14s

Sat 30th Sept Away Vs Queens team TBA

THURS 5th October U16s national Schools at Manchester High 1pm Start

Sat 7th October Away Vs Kings U16s and U12s Please meet there for a 9:00am Start.

TUESDAY 10th October U14s national schools at Cheadle Hulme 1pm Start

WEDNESDAY 11th October Home Vs Wellington Year 7 A and B team

THURSDAY 12th October U18s National Schools Provisional Date (1) at AGGS

Saturday 14th October Home Vs Rydal Penrhos Conway 10am 1stX1, U15s 11am U14s U13s – 7 a side and U12s – 7 a side

TUESDAY 17th October Away Vs MHSG 1st X1

WEDNESDAY 18th October Home Vs Rishworth U16s 3:45pm start

THURSDAY 19th October U18s National Schools Provisional Date (2) at AGGS

Saturday 4th November Home vs Cheadle Hulme 9am 1stX1 U14s, 10am U16s, U15s 11am U12s A and B U13s

TUESDAY 7th November Away Vs Sale U15s leave at 3:30pm

Saturday 11th November Home Vs Queens Chester teams TBA

TUESDAY 14th November Away Vs Sale U14s leave at 3:30pm

Saturday 18th November Away Vs AKS All teams leave at 7:30am

Saturday 25th November Home vs Stockport Grammar team TBA

Saturday 2nd December Home vs Cheadle Hulme  9am 1stX1 U14s, 10am U16s, U15s 11am U12s A and B U13s

TUESDAY 5th December Away Vs Sale U16s leave at 3:30pm

Saturday 9th December Home Vs St Edwards team TBA

TUESDAY 12th December Away Vs Sale U13s leave at 3:30pm

Please see the notice board each week for updates on Teams and travel arrangements.

Mrs K.Reynolds PE



We had a wonderful sports day and inter form tennis and rounders competitions to round off the summer term in style. This year the weather was kind to us so all competitions were played and none had to be cancelled.

Congratulations to all of you who competed to make them all so successful and enjoyable and well done to those who won individual or team events. Special ‘ well done’ to those of you who broke school records.

Special congratulations to Mr Capon’s staff team, who won the staff v year 10 relay race that finished off sports day. 

Here are some photos to remind you of the competitions.​

AGGS Sports Personality of the Year

Congratulations to Laura, Year 10, who was awarded Sports Personality of the Year for her achievements in netball.  Laura has represented the North West this year and has been selected for the Manchester Thunder U17 squad.  She heard last week that she has been invited to an England trial on 30th July!

We are immensely proud of her and wish her the very best of luck with her trial!


National Figure Skating Artistic Champion Tilly Year 10!

Tilly and her team competed in the National Figure Skating competition in Coventry at the weekend and were crowned national champions!

They competed against 10 other teams and won with a perfect score,90/90!  This ends her very successful season in which she has become a British Synchronized Ice Skating Champion and also gained three International silvers at the Winter Cup, Belgium Trophy D’Ecosse, Scotland and the Budapest Cup,Hungary.

An amazing year for a very talented skater, we are very proud of all your achievements Tilly, well done!

Success for Victoria in Dublin!

Victoria travelled with the England athletics team to Dublin at the weekend to compete in the Schools International Athletics Board track and field competition.  This was her second time representing England in the SIAB, though for many athletes it was their first international experience.  She thoroughly enjoyed the meeting and getting to know all the other athletes over the three days; it was an amazing experience.

Competition began early on the Saturday with field events commencing across the track.  In the men’s’ pole vault, they were competing not only against each other but a forceful headwind.  By the time of the women’s pole vault started, the wind fluctuated between a crosswind and tailwind.  Every athlete’s performance was impacted across the stadium and luckily for some this granted new personal bests; however in the high jump and women’s pole vault, just keeping the bar steady on the stands was proving to be a challenge, before any athlete jumped.

Victoria and her Elngland team mate in the pole vault claimed both the first and second position and both jumped the same height of 3.61m. The final positioning came down to count back, where Victoria narrowly missed out on the title by one failure.

Although Victoria did not set a new record under these circumstances, she  improved on her season’s best of 3.60m and is pleased by her performance in the competition.

The future looks bright for Victoria who is going to Millfield School to study for her A-levels.  There she will be coached by the Director of Athletics, Alan Richardson, who has recently been invited to join the Team GB and British Athletics coaching team at the European U23 Championships in Poland.  We may see her on TV in the near future; keep an eye out!

Well done Victoria, we are extremely proud of all that you have achieved and wish you great success in the future!

National Athletics Success for Victoria and Francesca

We are very proud of Victoria (Year 11) and Francesca (Year 12) who competed in the Greater Manchester Schools’ Athletics Association championship on June 10th.  Francesca competed in the 1500m finishing in 1st place and Victoria in the pole vault also finishing in first place.

As a result, they were both selected to represent Greater Manchester in the English School’s Championship.  They travelled to Birmingham on the 6th July for a weekend of competition and had an amazing experience.  Francesca won a bronze medal and Victoria a silver medal!  This is a fantastic achievement for both girls and you can see them collecting their medals on the podium below and a video of Victoria’s winning vault!

Victoria has been selected from this to represent England at the International Schools’ Athletics Association Championships in Dublin this weekend and we wish her the very best of luck at this competition!

What talented and dedicated athletes who have a very bright future in sport ahead of them!  Well done, Victoria and Francesca!




We had a very successful sports day mainly due to the wonderful organisation of Mrs Walker – thank you.

We had the throwing events in the morning along with the 1500m and 800m and then the whole school came out to support their forms in the many sprint races. The afternoons event concluded with the winners and runners up of the 3x100m relays from years 9 and 10 racing against staff teams.

On this occasion Mr Capon’s team won.

A great day was had by all with the results not being announced until final assembly on the last day of term.

Thank you to all staff who helped with the organisation on the day including measuring field events in the morning and time keeping and crowd control in the afternoon.

Here are a selection of photos illustrating the atmosphere of the day.

Mrs Finch

Year 9
Year 9
Year 10
Year 10
Year 10
Getting ready for the relay races – year 7 cheeky chappies!!!
Year 8 relay race
Year 7 relay race

Year 10 relay race
Year 9 ‘A’ relay race
Mr Capon running the last leg for the winning team


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.


The year 7 and 8’s played in their final match of the season tonight with mixed success.

Couples 1, 2 and 3 lost in a very competitive match by 20 games to 15 and couples 4, 5 and 6 won by 32 games to 16. There was some wonderful tennis played which we were lucky to have completed as it had rained for most of the day.

Well done to all who played.


The year 9 and 7 teams had mixed fortunes against Loreto. The year 7 team was made up of girls who had not played for school before and who play a special game called ‘diddly-diddly’. Each team played 3 matches of 15 minutes. How many games can you win in 15 minutes? The year 7 team had a great time and won by 36 games to 10. The year 9 team (which included a number of girls who had not played for school this season) had a tough time losing to a very strong team. 

Both teams played some very good tennis. Well done.