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National Schools Badminton Championships : Round 1 – Trafford

This afternoon AGGS took on Flixton, Lostock, Stretford, and Sale Grammar in the first round of the National Schools Badminton Championships at Sale High School.
We had two U14s teams which were lavanya, Anusha, Jahnavi, Samyukatha,  and Alicia in the A team and Neave, Dristi, Harshitha, Nam, and Charlotte on the B team.
The two U16s teams were Natasha, Priya, Aisling, and Raavi on the A team and Georgia, Olivia, Maariyah and Sophie on the B team.

All teams played well with some outstanding performances.

Both the U16s teams were unbeaten scoring maximum points in their competitions. The A team beat Sale grammar 55:6, and beat Stretford 55:3. The B team beat Flixton 55:15, Stretford 55:13 and Sale Grammer 55:7. This meant that they had to play each other in the final! AGGS A team won 53:49 but both teams will go through to the next round.
The U16s TeamU16s A team Winners 

In the U14s competition the B team came third place over all after beating Lostock, but just missing the mark against Sale Grammar. The A team beat Flixton and Stretford putting them top of their group. They played Sale Grammar in the final and beat them 55:39. These two teams will also go through to the next round.

The U14s TeamU14s A team winners 

Big thanks to the organisers and to Mr Garrod for all his coaching and helping out tonight.

Changes to badminton practices

CHANGES TO BADMINTON PRACTICE ON MONDAY EVENINGS

4-5pm 5-6pm
Team Players (2 courts)

GCSE year 10 and 11 students (4 courts)

Years 12/13 (2 courts)

Team Players (2 courts)

Years 7 and 8, and Years 9-11 will then alternate weeks. (6 courts)

 

 

Year 7&8 dates Year 9-11 dates
30th October

13th November

27th November

11th December

6th November

20th November

4th December

18th December

These changes have been made due to the volume of players turning up on a Monday night and should therefore allow more space and more game play. If you have your own racket, please bring it so there are enough to go around.

Please remember there is a £2 cost to cover the hire of the courts.

Thanks

Mrs Reynolds

AGGS Manchester Thunder Success!

 

Huge congratulations to Laura M (11-2) who has successfully been selected for the Manchester Thunder Under 17 squad and Ellena N (12-8) who has been selected for the Manchester Thunder Under 21 squad.

The trials saw 100’s of girls fight it out for places in the squads, competing against girls they will have played with at club, county and regional level. Thunder plays an ever increasing role in finding, inspiring and developing the most talented young netballers across Manchester and the North West, to make them the next generation of leading netballers for their schools and clubs, for Thunder and for England and we know they will represent AGGS to the highest level. They are true role models to any student aspiring to play Netball.

Well done girls! Welcome to the Thunder Family!

Miss Bloomfield

Youth Health Ambassador Conference 2017.

Youth Health Ambassador Conference – 26 September 2017

Today 10 girls from AGGS attended the Youth Heath Ambassador (YHA) conference at Lancaster University. The idea of the conference was to champion the importance of leading healthy active lifestyles and inspire them to change not only their own lives, but the lives of others in the school and wider community.

The conference started with an inspirational talk by Rachel MacKenzie; a world champion Thai Boxer. Rachel told her story of the resilience and determination she had to have to overcome the barriers that she faced early on in her career. After working with a coach who did not believe that women should or could be boxers, Rachel dedicated her time to training to become the best she could be as she knew she couldn’t let other people stand in the way of her dreams. Over the next few years Rachel’s determination paid off, winning fight after fight and becoming world champion in Thai boxing multiple times. Her encouraging words set the tone for what continued to be a great day.

Inspired by Rachel’s words the girls then set off to complete 4 workshops. The first taught the girls about healthy active lifestyles and encouraged them to think about how they could make small changes to lead more healthy lives themselves. After this they went to their second workshop to discover what is meant to be a Health and Wellbeing Leader. They shared ideas and started to plan the events, activities and projects they might like to lead in school. Later in the afternoon they worked with Garry from Sports Leaders UK who ran a session on communication, teaching the girls all the different types of communication, how to communicate better and how they may advertise their ideas for their healthy active projects. Finally the girls completed a session about encouraging physical activity and how sessions can be made inclusive by GB badminton player Jenny Wallwork. With many of our AGGS girls being badminton players themselves, this was a real treat.

The day finished with another inspirational talk, this time by Jenny, who shared her story of over coming mental illness whilst representing GB at badminton and the struggles she faced. Jenny spoke about how to push yourself a little bit more each day in order to achieve your dreams and not let barriers hold you back. To use Jenny’s words, when you are “outside your comfort zone, that’s when the magic happens”.

All the girls had a fantastic day and have left inspired about how they can lead more healthy active lifestyles and are already planning the projects they would like to run at AGGS. What this space!

Our Year 10 YHAs are Shreya D, Elizabeth G, Morvyn C, Mary W, Isobel C, Hania S, Teje SB, Kalsoon A, Olivia P and Xiaoxuan Y.

At the beginning of the day 

Group 1 in their work shop.

Leading a session with Jenny

Discussing ideas.

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.

END OF TERM

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!