Students enjoy sport taster sessions, as well as team and individual success

Students enjoy sport taster sessions, as well as team and individual success

29 September 2023

Mrs Caroline Treacy, Director of Sport

There has been some excellent sport over the last two weeks, with our A and B hockey and netball teams making their mark and getting great exposure to competitive fixtures and oppositions.

Our hockey players started their season brilliantly, with the U12A and B teams taking a win and a draw in fixtures against Croydon High. Open Morning saw some fierce fixtures against Lingfield College, with the 1st XI doubling this game up as its opening Cup match too and coming away with a win to progress to the next round of the competition. The team, along with the 2nd XI, also had success in the week with wins over Colfe’s and goals for Phoebe D and Alice K.

U16 netballers opened their District campaign with a late win over St Bede’s, while the U12AB and U13AB teams had great games against Thomas’s Clapham with some competitive play and tight scorelines.

U12 and U13 swimmers made a splash at the District gala this week, finishing in first or second place in every race. Woldingham’s new Head of Swimming, Mrs Cornelius, was particularly impressed with the students and excited to see how they develop throughout the season.

In games lessons this week, Year 8 and Year 9 enjoyed taster activities in golf, taekwondo, gymnastics and fencing (main photo and gallery below). This was a great opportunity for them to try out sports offered in Woldingham’s extra-curricular programmed that they may not have tried previously.

A number of Year 8 students achieved recent individual success in water polo, hockey, netball and triathlon.  Many congratulations to: Tarryn L, who has been selected for the National Water Polo Performance Centre (see photo below); Amaya S, who has been selected for the U13 Kent Netball Programme and also invited to join the U14 London Pulse Netball Programme; Elodie R and former student Gretel, who took part in the Knight Frank Schools Triathlon, collectively raising £182.56 for the charity Restless Development; and to Daisy O on her selection for Surrey County Hockey.  Lots of our students are still awaiting the outcome of trials and we hope to have more success stories very soon.

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