AGGS 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.
Rounders Practices 2018
|Wednesday||Year 7||Year 9 and 10|
|Friday||Year 9 and 10||—|
Rounders Fixtures Summer 2018
|Tuesday 15th May||Year 9 and 10||BTH Mini League||AGGS 3:45 start|
|Wednesday 23rd May||Year 10||TOURNAMENT||AGGS 3:30 start|
|Tuesday 5th June||Year 9||TOURNAMENT||Sale Grammar|
|Thursday 7th June||Year 7 and 8||BTH Mini League||AGGS 3:45 start|
|Tuesday 12th June||Year 8||TOURNAMENT||Ashton on Mersey|
|Wednesday 13th June||Year 8 / 9 / 10||Wilmslow||AGGS 3:45 start|
|Wednesday 20th June||Year 7||TOURNAMENT||Ashton on Mersey|
|Wednesday 4th July||Year 7 and 8||FINALS NIGHT|
|Thursday 5th July||Year 9 and 10||FINALS NIGHT|
We also have matches against Wellington to schedule in – these dates will appear as soon as they have been set.
See Mrs Reynolds for more information
Hannah 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!
There will be no year 8 rounders practice on Monday 23rd April
It will resume again as normal on Monday 30th April
Francesca in Year 13 has had the amazing opportunity to represent England at the ISF World Schools Cross Country Championships in Paris on April 4th 2018. She was one of ten athletes selected to travel to France to compete in the team and individual event.
The race took place on a fast and rather flat route under the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Francesca was England’s individual star of the English Schools’ AA team and won a bronze medal behind Ella Heeney of Australia in the U18 Girls’ race! What a magnificent achievement.
This follows her selection to race in Belgium in February where she won a silver medal. Francesca is athlete with immense talent and that coupled with her sheer hard work and determination has resulted in the ultimate accolade of representing her country gaining national honours. We are extremely proud of you Francesca and look forward to seeing you on the world cross country stage in the future!
Saturday 24th March 2018
Today was the under 15s county tournament at AGGS. 4 teams entered and there was some fantastic hockey played by all teams. AGGS were determined to play well today. Their enthusiasm and positive attitudes were rewarded with a clean sweep winning each of their games and being crowned county champions. I am so proud of their hard work and effort this season, and today was the icing on the cake.
Game 1 vs Stockport was a well fought match and a good opener to the morning with a 5-0 win. Goals came from Nadia, Freya, Emma and Annie.
Game 2 vs Cheadle Hulme was the game they were most looking forward to as they hadn’t yet managed to beat Cheadle in the four years these two teams have been playing against each other. Annie winning a penalty flick in the first 5 minutes meant AGGS secured the lead and some frantic defending against a strong Cheadle side in the last few minutes of the game saw their hopes come true with a 3-1 win. Their best ever results against this strong hockey school.
Their final game vs Withington also finished with a 3-0 victory seeing AGGS as the winners of the day.
Cheadle Hulme came second with a greater goal difference than Stockport, and Withington finished in 4th.
The AGGS team was Captain Emma S, Vice Captain, Rosie, GKs Shona and Charlotte, players Pheobe, Maddie, Annie, Lucy, Aude, Mary, Freya, Nadia, Anna.
Some picture from today courtesy of photographer Alice D in year 10.
A special thank-you also goes to Mrs Simpson who’s Saturday morning cakes are unrivalled. Delicious as usual – thank you xx
Wednesday 21st March 2018
Just got home from hockey practice with the AGGS junior teams. Over 50 students turned up tonight to celebrate the end of the season with a fancy dress training session.
Coaches Mrs “Tigger” Hardicre and Mrs “Dinosaur” Reynolds were joined by the year 7 zebras, year 8 hoodies and balloons and the year 9 swimmers.
Each year group was split into four teams and we had ourselves a mini round robin tournament followed by a penalty shuffle.
Well done to teams “Im Not Sure” , “Shrek” and “The Best” for taking part and to our winners – team “Just Add Water”.
Thank you all for a fantastic hockey season. Enjoy the summer break and we will see you all on the training ground in September.
Here are some photos from the evening
Dave 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:
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