U12 netballers finish the (snow-delayed) season on a high

U12 netballers finish the (snow-delayed) season on a high

27 April 2023

Mrs Caroline Treacy, Director of Sport

Although the summer term has arrived, students have taken part in a couple of competitions postponed due to last month’s snow. Our U12 netball teams played extremely well in their rescheduled District Tournament last week. With, unusually, schools’ A, B and C teams competing against one another in a single tournament, Woldingham’s A team (main photo) took 1st place, our B team 2nd place and our C team finished in 4th place (see B and C team photos below). An incredible achievement that shows the depth of netball talent we have.

The senior House cross country competition also took place last week – fortunately coinciding with some rare sunshine. Willow W, Year 11 Stuart, won the race with Katy N, Upper Sixth Stuart, taking second place.  Now that the competitions have been run across all year groups, I can announce that Stuart House won this year’s House Cross Country trophy.

While many of us were relaxing, and perhaps putting our feet up, over the Easter break, some Woldingham students did anything but.

Daisy L, Year 7, represented Surrey at the South East Schools’ Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships on Saturday 25 March, finishing in a fantastic position of 11th overall and 3rd in Surrey. And last weekend, Daisy ran brilliantly for Lambeth in the London Mini Marathon, finishing in 10th place (see photo  below).

Moving to the pool, Lara S, Year 9, was in action at the Irish Regionals. She swam a huge PB in the 50m fly, only narrowly missing out on the finals. Lara now has her sights firmly set on the Nationals later in the year.

Also on the topic of water, this time sailing, we were delighted to hear that Lucy F, Year 9, has qualified for the RYA Junior RS Feva Championships and the National RS Feva Championships later this year (see photo below). We wish her the best of luck in these competitions.

As the hockey season draws to a close, several of our students have continued to represent their respective counties. Rosie J, Lower Sixth also attended a training camp at the University of Exeter, where she trained with the Exeter Ladies 1st Squad.

Finally, many congratulations to Evie S, Year 9, who won the U15 Jazz section of the Follow Your Dreams dance competition (see photo below). As regional champion, Evie will compete in the national final in the Blackpool Winter Gardens ballroom in October. Woldingham will be supporting you all the way, Evie.

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