Sports News and Results
Year 9 Basketball Match
The Year 9 team played against Herne Bay High at home on Tuesday after school and had their second convincing win of the season 40-16.
Megan Thomas was a new addition to the team and her contribution to defence was most valuable. The team as a whole worked tirelessly throughout the game turning the ball over on so many occasions through their wonderful competitive spirit. It is an absolute pleasure to look after the bench and organise team substitutions as the girls are most selfless and readily come on and off the court sharing their time without question.
A very big thank you to Mr Baldwin once again for refereeing and coaching the team.
Sports Hall Athletics
The Year 7 and 8 athletes travelled to Herne Bay High on Wednesday for the first round of the Sports Hall Athletics competition.
The Year 7 team enjoyed their first experience of athletics at Simon Langton Girls' and they did themselves proud. Jenny Swandale won the distance event most convincingly and the relay team consisting of Maddy Hull, Lara Hulbert, Chenxi Wang and Chloe Sands gave us the most exciting race of the afternoon. The Abbey school gave the girls a real run for their money with Maddy, Lara and Chenxi on their heels right up until Chloe took over the baton and streaked away. All four girls ran their absolute hearts out! Poppy Lintott, Daisy Redford, Jenny Swindale and Nicole Reichhelm won the obstacle race and gave some strong performances in the field events. The team were placed first by 27 points and go on to represent the Canterbury District in the county finals next month.
The Year 8 team had a successful afternoon also winning by 27 points! Em Mahon, Lucy Warren, Emily Metivier and Alexis Webster ran in the obstacle race and won setting the tone for the afternoon.
Emelia Stokes looked comfortable throughout the distance race barely breaking sweat. Imogen Davis ran with Sofia Bashir, Emelia and Lucy in the relay and won by a significant margin. Rhiannon Hutchings ran in the 4 and 8 lap races where her grit and determination ensured we were placed in the top two positions for those events.
The girls will travel with the Year 7 team to the county final and I look forward to reporting back on their performances in due course.
Cross Country Report
The school cross country team had a very successful afternoon of running at the district cross country event. The competition took place on Wednesday 23rd November at Kent College. Despite two days of heavy rain the conditions under foot were very good.
The Year 7 team started the success, all placing in the top 12 finishers. Jennifer Swandale was in 1st place with her only close competitor a Year 7 boy. Chloe Sands finished 3rd looking very strong indeed. May Brown finished 7th, Beatrix Valentine was 10th and Maddie Hull was 12th.
In the Junior girls competition Emelia Stokes looked comfortable finishing in 5th place, Emily Metivier finished in 13th, Catriona Forbes was 16th followed by Natalie McDonnell in 19th and Hannah Bennett in 28th.
We then had two girls competing in the intermediate category. Louise Flynn finished in 2nd place whilst Aeryn Stretton finished with a flourish in 6th place.
After waiting patiently all afternoon Joseph Whitby started in the Senior boys race. Completing two laps of the entire course, he went in to the woods on the first lap in first place and maintained a strong lead for the remainder of the race.
All those finishing in top 16 go through to the Kent Schools competition in January. Well done to everyone who competed.
Mrs Newman and Miss Creaney
Year 7 Netball Report
The first game of the season took place tonight at Herne Bay High School for our Year 7 team. Having to pick a team so early on in the season during our very first training session was very difficult as there were so many girls in attendance.
The team began the match full of excitement and nerves in equal measure and were up by just two goals in the first quarter. As the game continued the standard of play improved considerably and the team settled down to play some super netball to win 18 - 3.
Hannah White was unstoppable playing GA scoring most of the 18 goals and was supported so very well by Carla Reid at GS. The centre court was completed dominated by Olivia Brooks - Merino, Daisy Redford (captain) and Hannah White. Kiara Corbell at GD ensured that the Herne Bay shooters were put under a great deal of pressure together with Yasmin Bennett at GK. Chloe Sands demonstrated how multi talented she is by starting out as a shooter and finishing the match playing an incredibly feisty defender. Every girl gave their absolute all and clearly have so much potential as individual players.
I look forward to training next Tuesday after school to catch up with the girls that attended training tonight. Please be assured that everyone will be considered for our next match.
Thank you to the parents that came along tonight to support the team; it was lovely to have you there!
2016 - 2017 Netball Results
Year 7 A Netball Team beat QES 12 - 2
Year 7 B Netball Team lost against QES 6 - 0
Year 7 Netball Team beat Herne Bay High 18 - 3
Year 8 Netball Team beat Herne Bay High 7 - 2
Year 9 A Netball Team beat QES 13-7
Year 9 B Netball Team beat QES 5-3
Year 9 Netball Team beat Archbishops 8 - 4
Year 9 Netball Team beat Herne Bay High 14 - 7