Excellent wins in hockey, netball and swimming

Excellent wins in hockey, netball and swimming

14 October 2021

Mrs Caroline Treacy, Director of Sport

It’s been a busy sporting finale to this half term - in the last seven days we’ve had nine netball matches, two netball tournaments, two hockey tournaments and six hockey matches. Highlights have included an excellent win for the U14A XI against Priorsfield, more success for U14 netball, with wins for our A, B and C teams against Royal Russell. The U15 netballers (pictured) have gone from strength to strength, beating St Mary’s Ascot on Saturday and then finishing runners up in the District Netball Cup. In hockey, the U15’s triumphed over Caterham, while the 1st XI beat Worth.

The previous week saw our Lower Junior (Year 7) and Junior (Years 8 and 9 combined) compete in their first District Swim Gala, where the Juniors really made their mark, dominating nearly every race to win the meet!

The annual House Cross Country Competition is well underway, with most year groups having completed our hilly course in much drier and less muddy conditions than last year. Year 9 and Sixth Form students will be taking their turn after half term, so the winning House will be revealed in November.

As we look forward to the half term break, Sports Ribbon India looks back over last six weeks below.

India, Upper Sixth

This academic term marks the start of my year as Sports Ribbon. It is an exciting time as this has coincided with the opportunity to play school sports competitively against different schools for the first time in more than 18 months. It has been wonderful to see everyone back out on the netball and hockey pitches at lunchtimes and also after school. As a keen netball player, I have very much enjoyed the camaraderie that comes with being part of a team and hearing the banter between my teammates, which I know is replicated in the other years.

The easing of COVID-19 restrictions has meant that all year groups can enjoy the many sporting opportunities on offer at Woldingham, whether competitively or just for some well-earned fun. As Sports Ribbon I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to interact with the whole school and I am looking forward to seeing everyone join in and participate. There are so many things to get involved in – aside from the traditional team sports there are sporting clubs and societies from fencing and lacrosse to badminton and tennis. There really is something for everyone.  

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