Sporting summer in full swing with external tournaments and House competitions

Sporting summer in full swing with external tournaments and House competitions

24 June 2022

Mrs Caroline Treacy, Director of Sport

It’s been a busy few weeks for summer sports, with external tournaments and fixtures, as well as our own highly competitive House competitions.

A team of Year 7 students (main picture) represented Woldingham for the first time in athletics in the U12 District Championships on Thursday 9 June, with some great jumping, throwing and running throughout the afternoon. Congratulations to Oyin, who reached the finals of the 100m and the 70m hurdles, and to our relay team of Oyin, Chloe, Ione and Amy who came 7th in the 4 x 100m final.

Lea, Erin and Chloe in Year 9 and Sasha in Year 10 competed for the South Surrey Team at the Surrey Schools Athletics Championships in Kingston on Saturday 11 June. Lea and Erin took part in the Junior Girls long jump, with Lea jumping 4.10m and Erin 4.09m. Chloe took part in the Junior Girls high jump, clearing 1.30m, while Sasha reached the final six in the Inter Girls javelin. All four athletes were a credit to the school.

Woldingham entered U14 and U15 teams into the Surrey Starburst Cricket Tournament, which took place at Beddington Cricket Club on Thursday 23 June. After two games which didn’t go Woldingham’s way, the U14 team bounced back with great positivity winning their next three games with great confidence and enjoyment. The U15 team finished 7th overall, with some superb long-range batting from Sasha and intelligent play from captain Oli. To end a super day of cricket, the students enjoyed a Q&A with Eva Gray from the Oval Invincibles cricket team. 

Our U15 cricketers also played Lingfield College recently, coming away with two huge wins. The A team won 266-249, with Autumn and Caitlin players of the match, while the B team’s victory was by 296-243, with Poppy and Clemmie named players of the match in their first fixture for Woldingham.

In tennis, the U13 team made it through to the Surrey finals this week at St George’s, Weybridge. They played some tremendous tennis, qualifying for the semi-finals, where they met Guildford High, narrowly losing 5-4.   

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been hosting our House Tennis, Cricket and Swimming Competitions. The House spirit was exceptional and we were delighted to see so many Lower Sixth students involved. The results will be announced in our end of term assembly.

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