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.
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.
Gabriella is a Synchronised ice skater and has done amazingly well in competition this season. In addition to her on ice training she has been training on inline skates – Inline skating is a comparatively new and fast growing sport, in essence it involves wheels instead of the blades you would find on ice skates and it allows the skater to perform all the spins jumps and fancy footwork you would expect to see on the ice.
She is a member of the UK Silverblades inline team and along with the 12 other skaters in the team she has been in Dijon over the weekend at the 7th World Inline Skating Championships representing GB, and won the Bronze medal in the Junior ladies Division 4 category.
In June Eloise and her sailing partner competed in the RS Feva Inland National Championships at Draycote Water, finishing 1st Ladies and 3rd overall.
Their next competition is the RS Feva World Championships in Holland at the end of July, where Eloise and her fellow UK Junior Squad boats will be representing GBR in a competition of 200 boats from around the world. We wish her good luck!
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.
The year 7tounders team had qualified for the Trafford League finals from previous success.
The finals were to comprise of the 4 winning area teams in Trafford. Unfortunately only one other team turned up to play, Sale High School. In the match, which involved playing several innings, the girls played some excellent rounders displaying some very good batting and fielding skills and won the game by 19 rounders to 5.
Well done to Evie and her team : Suzanne, Georgia, Maddie, Livvi, Ava, Zofia, Daisy, Katie, Phoebe and Rosa. They each won a medal and the team won the winners trophy.
Congratulations to the year 10 team tennis team. They beat Queen’s School, Chester 6-0 to win the Cheshire round of the competition. The team now go into the National knock-out draw in September. Well done to Livvi, Georgia, Sophie and Olivia and good luck in September. The ‘B’ also played a friendly match but lost 5-1 to a very strong Queen’s ‘B’ team.
Mrs Finch took a team of enthusiastic Year 8 and 9 cricketers to the Timperley Festival on Sunday. They played teams with various ages of players from 12noon until 4pm.
The best part about it was that a couple of players could not play because of illness so Mrs Finch got to play along with one of the mums! It was a wonderful day’s cricket. We were the youngest team there ( apart from Mrs Finch) but they did not disgrace themselves at all, winning 2 matches and losing 3. A great time was had by all. This involvement is thanks to Toby Mullin who has been coming to school most Friday lunchtimes to coach the girls. We have a handful of cricketers, the rest are keen games players.
Thank you to all who played for making it such an enjoyable day. Thanks also goes to the parents for their support throughout the season.
The tennis teams had wonderful results at Chester this weekend. Two couples from years 7, 8, 9 and 10 made up the match playing two matches of 30 minutes each : how many games can you win in 20 minutes, on a lovely sunny day.
The U15 team won by 40 games to 2.
The U14 team won by 40 games to 9
The U13 team won by 27 games to 14
The U12 team won. Y 38 games to 4.
Such is our strength at ‘Alti Girls’. Well done to all who played.