17 January 2019
It has been a busy start to sport this term, with ten teams playing on the first weekend back. The netball teams took on KCS Wimbledon, with some fiercely-contested games and tight score lines. The junior hockey teams took on Thomas’ Clapham, with the U12B team taking an impressive 6-1 win! Meanwhile, the U14Bs travelled away to RAAS to play a combination of their best Year 7s, 8s and 9s, narrowly losing 2-1 in an exciting game.
Rain stopped a lot of the mid-week play, with matches sadly abandoned against Croydon High and Riddlesdown, although some netball was able to be played against Warlingham by the U12C and U13C teams.
In individual news, our scholars have been extremely busy. Maddie Ladell achieved PBs at the National L1 meet in Sheffield, where she was swimming against some of the best in the country.
Charlotte Alexander represented Great Britain once again last weekend, this time in the Junior Mixed Relay at the Great Stirling XCountry. The race consisted of four 1500m laps and both the Junior and Senior Relay set off at the same time, meaning that Charlotte ran the same final leg as Great Britain’s Laura Muir, 2018 European 1500m Champion. Unlike the Senior Relay, the Junior race, as commentator Paula Radcliffe described it during BBC1’s coverage, was ‘exciting and closely bunched’ and Charlotte brought the team home in third place, just 12 seconds behind the winning European team.
Meanwhile in colder climates Sophie Foster will also be representing Great Britain at Alpine ski later this month, following a great month of training and racing in the Christmas break that saw her secure four gold medals, one silver and a championship title. Olivia Foster has also seen great success, winning her first adult race just before Christmas.
Mrs Caroline Treacy, Director of Sport