Cold weather no obstacle to sporting success

Cold weather no obstacle to sporting success

18 January 2024

Mrs Caroline Treacy, Director of Sport

Despite the recent cold weather, we have enjoyed plenty success on the sports front since returning from the Christmas break.

Our Year 7 and 8 swimmers took on Caterham in their first swimming gala of 2024. It was an excellent and close contest, with Woldingham winning by one point. The Year 8 team continues to excel in the pool and it was great to see Year 7s rising to the occasion too. A special mention goes to Coco D in Year 7, who swam a beautiful front crawl.

In hockey, the 1st XI took on St Teresa’s in the team’s first Friday Night Lights match, in front of a crowd of around 100 people. The game was closely contested, ending in penalty flicks and a win for Woldingham.

There have been some excellent netball performances across all year groups. Last week, our U13A team (see photo in gallery below) played superbly to finish runner up in a tournament at Lingfield. Amaya shares more detail about this below. Our U12, U13 and U14 teams enjoyed a triangular with Lingfield College and Dunottar, whilst the Seniors took on Kent College.

We were delighted to get all four Senior netball teams out on Wednesday 17 January to play Trinity, despite the extremely cold temperature. It was lovely to see some old faces return to court for the tightly-contested games. The 1st VII (main photo) emerged victorious by just one goal in an excellent display of netball, with wins for the 2nd and 4th teams as well.  There have also been several League fixtures across the year groups with wins across the teams.

In individual sporting news, Daisy L, Year 8, took a fantastic fourth place at the Surrey Cross Country Championships held at Denbies Wine Estate earlier this month (see photo below). This great performance will see Daisy represent Surrey at the Inter-counties Championship in Nottingham in March. Well done, Daisy.

Amaya, Year 8

The U13A netball team showcased our skills at a tournament held at Lingfield College on Wednesday 10 January. Braving the cold, we triumphed in six intense pool matches, securing our spot in the semi-finals against Roedean. In a display of resilience and teamwork, we conquered Roedean, earning what we all felt was a well-deserved place in the final against Royal Russell. Though the battle was fierce, Royal Russell emerged with the victory, leaving us with a commendable second-place finish. It was a great tournament and a memorable day of spirited competition.

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