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The use of integrity and hard work to overcome challenges.

English Schools Athletics Success

Indoor athletics

The students representing the school in Athletics yesterday were very successful. The junior team (Years 7 and 8) finished fourth place overall with some very good individual successes, particularly mention should go to Olivia B in Year 8 for an exceptional 800m time. They will compete in the North West regional B final.

The intermediate team (Years 9 and 10) demonstrated their commitment and experience at the event finishing first place which takes them to the North West regional A final.  Particular mention goes to Kitty H for an amazing 9.85m throw in the shot putt earning the team maximum points and Emma S and Alice D for exceptional performances in both of their events.

Looking forward to success at North West level.

AGGS Taekwon-Do

AGGS Taekwon-DoAGGS 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.

Hannah’s Skating Success

Hannah Skating SuccessHannah Skating SuccessHannah 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!

International cross country success for Francesca in Year 13!

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!

This term we say goodbye to Mr Dave Garrod

Badminton team with coach Dave GarrodDave 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:

Dear All,
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
Best wishes
Dave

 

Year 7 and 8 Badminton Interform

Almost 100 pupils attended the year 7 and 8 badminton interform competition tonight down at Altrincham leisure centre. There were some excellent performances and it was really good to see so many girls wanting to be involved in sport.

A huge thank you also goes out to the excellent sports leaders who  came down to umpire, keep score and run the competition. It couldn’t have happened without their help so thank you.

Next week sees year 9 and 10 complete their competition.

Results 

Badminton Interform Results 2018

Year 7  A team

Form Results Points Position
7-2 4 wins and 1 loss 13 1st
7-6 4 wins and 1 loss 13 1st
7-5 3 wins and 2 losses 11 3rd
7-3 3 wins and 2 losses 11 3rd
7-4 1 win and 4 losses 7 5th
7-1 5 losses 5 6th

Year 7 B team

Form Results Points Position
7-5 5 wins 15 1st
7-3 3 wins and 2 losses 11 2nd
7-1 3 wins and 2 losses 11 2nd
7-4 2 wins and 3 losses 9 4th
7-2 2 wins and 3 losses 9 4th
7-6 5 losses 5 6th

Year 7 C teams

Form Results Points Position
7-3 2 wins and 1 loss 7 1st
7-5 2 wins and 1 loss 7 1st
7-6 1 win and 2 losses 5 3rd
7-2 1 win and 2 losses 5 3rd

Overall winners are 7-3

WELL DONE to everyone who took part.

Badminton Interform Results 2018

Year 8 A team

Form Results Points Position
8-5 6 wins 18 1st
8-2 4 wins and 2 losses 14 2nd
8-1 3 wins and 3 losses 12 3rd
8-6 3 wins and 3 losses 12 3rd
8-7 3 wins and 3 losses 12 3rd
8-4 1 wins and 4 losses 7 6th
8-3 5 losses 5 7th
·         8-4 and 8-3 missed a game

Year 8 B team

Form Results Points Position
8-2 5 wins and 1 loss 16 1st
8-3 4 wins and 2 losses 14 2nd
8-6 4 wins and 2 losses 14 2nd
8-1 3 wins and 2 losses 11 4th
8-7 2 wins and 4 losses 10 5th
8-4 2 wins and 3 losses 9 6th
8-5 6 losses 6 7th
·         8-4 and 8-1 missed a game

Year 8 C team

Form Results Points Position
8-1 3 wins and 1 loss 10 1st
8-3 3 wins and 1 loss 10 1st
8-7 3 wins and 1 loss 10 1st
8-6 1 win and 3 losses 6 4th
8-2 4 losses 4 5th

Overall winner 8-2

WELL DONE to everyone who took part.

 

Year 7 Manchester Indoor Athletics

Year 7 Manchester Indoor Athletics

Well done to the 9 students from AGGS who competed in the Manchester year 7 indoor athletics competition at Sports City this week. Some great performances showing some future potential. There were 18 teams at the competition; our squad came a respectable 6th.
Well done to Tara who came 2nd in the long jump.

Looking forward to seeing these athletes grow and strengthen ready for the English Schools Competitions next year.

Well Done

Year 7 Manchester Indoor Athletics

AGGS Are Greater Manchester Badminton Champions.

Medals and celebrations all around for the AGGS badminton teams in the Greater Manchester badminton finals held at the Amaechi Centre.

Lavanya, Janhavi, Alicia, Samyu and Anusha before their games.

The U14s Squad with their medals after beating Sale 3-2 in the final.

The Under 16s squad had two teams through from the first round and both teams go through to the final winning all their matches, therefore having to play against each other.

Hania, Sophie B, Olivia and Maariyah with their second place medals.

The Winning A team.
Natasha, Aisling, Georgia, Raavi and Priya

AGGS also took 9 Sports leaders to the event who spent the day looking after the teams, umpiring, and keeping score.

Sports leaders, Chloe, Hrishika, Cindy, Amber, Dani, Jess, Ellie, Anisha, Lauren.

 The AGGS Squad team, leaders and coach.