There have been some changes to the Tuesday training dates for after Christmas. This ensures all junior team get 2 training sessions at Bowdon 4-5pm
Due to last weeks fixture Vs Alderley Edge taking away some practice time and the up and coming exams for year 11 the next 3 Monday session will work as follows-
4-5pm Team, GCSE, year 10,11,12 and 13
5-6pm Team, year 7,8,9
This will apply for Monday 4th, and Monday 11th December.
There will be no practice on Monday 18th December.
Well done to the 16 young ladies from AGGS who took part in the badminton fixture last night vs Alderley Edge. The games were very competitive which some good rallies and the competitive atmosphere was friendly and fun.
In the Under 14s group lots of games were very close and high scoring. AGGS beat Alderley Edge 5 games to 4 in round 1 and the scores were reversed in round 2 with Alderley Edge winning 5-4, making this round a tie at 9 games all. There was a great match between Anusha and Lauren ending 20-22 and Samyu and Amy ending 21-19.
In the under 16s and under 18s age groups the results were less close with AGGS winning 18 games to 0 and 12 games to 0 with impressive performances from Maariyah in the singles beating her opponent 21-1 and Olivia and Sophie in the doubles beating their opponents 21-4.
The girls will continue to train on Monday nights down at Altrincham Leisure centre and anyone else interested in joining our team should come down too. All the information and dates are on the notice board at school. All rackets and coaching provided for £2.
Tilly competed with the Whizz Kids Junior Team at the Winter Cup this weekend and came away with an international silver medal. The ISU event attracted 30 teams from 8 different countries. The Whizz Kids are back in training now for their next big event, the British Championships in January.
Well done Tilly!
Saturday 25th November, 5 AGGS cross country runners set off down to Kent very early in the morning for the Cross Country Finals.
Ms Payne wrote: All girls ran really well and should be very proud. Sadly Emma had to drop out due to injury but there were beautiful conditions on a really fast course: it wasnt quite the muddy and hilly course we are used to up north.
Congratulations to our finishers in order of position;
43 Millie P
47 Laura H
86 Charlotte L
91 Aimee R
DNF Emma S
This meant that AGGS were 18th overall with a score of 267.
Pitcured, Millie, Laura, Aimee, Charlotte and Emma.
A huge thankyou from the PE department to Ms Payne for attending as the team manager and for the parents of the competitors for driving the girls all the way to the event and for cheering them along. Without parental support we couldn’t enter events like this and I know the girls are very grateful. Lets hope the finals are closer to home next year!
We arrived with high spirits and played Sedbergh and won 3-0, keeping most of the possession throughout the game. The goal scorers were Jenny (2) and Laurie (1). Then we had no time to rest and played Merchant Taylor and the final score was also 3-0. We were capable of a scoring more goals but we didn’t play as good as we have done before. So we won our group and our next match was to play Kings Macclesfield and the team fought but unfortunately we lost 1-0. It was a very tight game which could’ve gone either way. Well played everyone, maybe next year!!!
It has been a fantastic start to the 2017/2018 Netball Season, there has been some outstanding performances and plenty of areas highlighted during match play, that have created an ‘eager to learn’ ethos at training sessions. We got off to a slow start against Withington girls at our first Saturday fixture with some heavy losses across some of the year groups, particularly for the year 7 A squad. Tilly Y (Year 7 captain) put in a strong performance but the experience and determination of the Withington side lead to our first defeat. Since then the Year 7 squad have worked extremely hard in training, they have been enthusiastic and keen to learn and as a result gone from strength to strength and secured some amazing victories against teams such as Bradford Grammar and Loreto.
The year 8 squad have also had some great performances, defensively they have persisted with the centre pass defence strategies and made some game changing interceptions, particularly against Lymm High School where the score finished 9-7 to AGGS. Lucy B has shot consistently in every game and has become a key player for this squad and I know if they continue to train hard and put into practice during matches what they have learnt in training they will only grow stronger and have potential success at U14 National schools next year.
Our year 9 squad have some extremely talented players but have not yet realised their potential. As a squad they perform well as individuals but have yet to bring it together to produce a strong TEAM performance. Our superstar shooters Neave B and Emma B shoot consistently well and their skill level is outstanding. Charlotte T plays with passion and determination in every game and never gives up and is an asset to the team. Defensively Sarah A has improved every week and I know she will continue to work hard and make game changing interceptions. We attended National Schools earlier this term at Bury Grammar School where the team came up against some of the strongest opposition in the country against schools with very strong club links. As a team they gave some great performances and showed glimmers of brilliance, but unfortunately it was not enough to secure them a place in the next round. It did however give this squad a fantastic experience and the determination to ensure they improve for their next opportunity in 2 years’ time.
The year 10 and 11 squads have been training extremely hard and had some great wins so far this season. The year 11 squad were joined by Issy C, Kitty H and Raavi S at the U16 National Schools competition in November where they just missed out on a place in the semi final having only lost to Stockport Grammar and Bolton Girls School. They played some outstanding Netball and they are improving every match.
We have had some super stars emerge through the Manchester Thunder Performance Pathways with Laura M and Niamh H making it onto the Under 17 Squad and Elena N making the U21 squad. A huge achievement. These girls are true role models to every student at AGGS and we are extremely proud of them.
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.
Big thanks to the organisers and to Mr Garrod for all his coaching and helping out tonight.
The Year 9 and 10 swimming team entered the English Schools national swimming competition before half term and were very successful.
They competed in both the freestyle and medley relay and won a bronze medal in the medley relay with a fantastic time. This means that they were the third best medley team in the North West. Congratulations to:
Laura, Emily S, Emily C, Christabel A, Lucy R, Katie H
This is their journey so far.
The local rounds of this competition started in October with 1690 teams taking part across England competing against other local schools in their county. AGGS competed against other local schools and Longford Park and qualified for the regional round as one of the top three teams. The regional round took place this weekend in Sedburgh. It was a very cold morning and the rain the night before made the already difficult course very very muddy. Through grit and determination AGGS qualified in 3rd place and are through to the National Final in Kent in 2 weeks time. Here they will face the best 3 teams from the North, South, East and West and will compete to become Champions of England.
The Team was Laura H, Alice D, Millie P, Charlotte L, Emma S and Aimee R.
Special mention needs to go to Aimee who actually completed most of the course with ONE SHOE after it getting stuck in the mud on the first corner!! A true display of determination and team spirit.
Well done everyone and good luck.