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 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
The AGGS Cross Country team are very excited to be through to the National Final of the ESAA Cross Country Cup which will take place in Kent on 25th November.
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.
Tilly O, Year 11, competed at the Lee Valley Synchro Skating Open in London with her team, Whizz Kids on Sunday 5th November. It was the first time the team had skated at this higher level (Junior B) and they achieved a massive score of 71.71 and won the event. The team are now starting to prepare for the next competition which is the Winter Cup in Belgium.
AGGS had their first training session at Bowdon on Tuesday night with lots of U14s and u12s in attendance. Lots of activities went on as the u14s prepare for the next round of the National Competition and the u12s had lots of game practice too.
However, Mrs Hardicre became aware that some new players were unsure how to get there from school. Please follow the link below for maps and directions to get to Bowdon from school.
Remember – you need to be there and be changed ready to train at 4pm!!
For the past 2 weeks AGGS girl’s have been battling hard on the Devisdale to try and secure places in the national Schools Hockey Competition. The first round is regional, so all teams in the Greater Manchester area are invited and represent their school in U18s, U16s and U14s category.
With some excellent players on our teams we hoped for some success stories, however, the wind and rain, and determination of all the teams to go through made for a very challenging tournament. The U16s and U18s sadly got knocked out but the U14s have gone through as runners up.
Mrs Hardicre reports: The U14 Hockey team played in the first round of the National schools competition. We played against Stockport, Loreto, Manchester High and Cheadle Hulme. We won against Stockport 3-0 and Loreto 2-0. Then drew 0-0 to Manchester High and Cheadle Hulme. It was a close tournament that left Manchester High, Cheadle Hulme and AGGS in joint 1st so it went down to goal difference. We are through to the next round as runners up and Manchester High went through as the winners. The team managed to hold it together and played to a high standard. We will be training hard for the next round in November!
On Saturday 14th Oct, Taekwon-Do UK held their British Championships at the Stratford on Avon Leisure Centre. All T-UK areas were present in force, including representation from our own AGGS club; Erin W, Yr9 and Freya P, Yr10. After a short speech from President of T-UK, Master Archer VII Degree, the tournament got underway. As always, standards were high and the officials had some tough decisions to make. Competition was fierce and the trophies available were top notch. Both our students performed extremely well and by the end of the day we saw Freya winning silver in sparring against a very tough group.
AGGS are the Manchester Schools Indoor Athletics Champions.
Friday 13th October – 8 Athletes from AGGS set off to Sports City in Manchester for the Indoor Athletics Championships. Each athlete competed in one event each and there were some excellent individual performances.
Alice D was the star of the day winning a gold medal in the girls 300m with an impressive time of 44.62seconds.
Silver medals were awarded to Maddie L in the 60m hurdles, Laura H in the 800m and Kitty H in the shot putt.
Emma S jumped an impressive 4m42cm in the long jump winning a bronze medal.
Mary W and Annie C ran in the 60m and 200m respectfully and both just missed out on medals by a few seconds. Millie P also had an excellent performance in the high jump sadly missing the medal mark by just a few cm.
The relay team (Emma, Mary, Annie and Alice) also came 4th in the girls 4x200m relay in a very fast competitive finish to the day.
With points being totted up it was very close between AGGS, St Peter’s and Trinity. However, with 199 points AGGS were presented with the winners trophy claiming first place over all.
All competitors were year 10 so will have another shot at retaining the trophy next year. Can they do the double?
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.
On Tuesday 3rd October AGGS entered a Junior and Intermediate cross country squad into the first round of the ESAA Cross Country Cup held at Longford Park in Stretford, It was a fantastic event and both squads performed exceptionally well in very ‘muddy’ conditions. There were some outstanding performances from Olivia Brown in (8-4) who finished 7th overall and Millie Pearce (10-1) who finished 5th.
Junior Squad Report
3rd October -Longford Park, Trafford Cross county
The weather was so much better for us – six AGGS girls from year 7& 8 raced against teams from 10-12 schools from all over the Manchester region. A flat 2km course, a lot less mud and some more great results with Olivia B in the top 10 and Kirsten M in the top 20.
Report by Ella Riordan 8-5
Intermediate Squad Report
This squad as a whole performed really well and have successfully qualified for the regional round finishing second overall at Longford Park. The regional round will be held on Saturday 11th November. Every squad member finished within the top 20 and I know they are looking forward to training for the next event.