Sports News and Results
A huge thank you to the Year 9 Sports Leaders who ran the Year 8 inter-house netball tournament on Tuesday. Their level of planning and preparation beforehand was excellent and on the day they continued to impress the PE department! They were extremely organised and efficient, demonstrating a high level of knowledge when officiating and scoring. Their enthusiasm and commitment to ensuring Year 8 had a wonderful morning should be commended. Congratulations to all of you on a great event. Miss Foord
The U14 basketball team played Community College Whitstable (CCW) last night and after an enthralling drawn match, the girls took the edge to get the win in the shoot-out. This was their third game of the season and proved to be their toughest test to date, with CCW going into the match also unbeaten. After a fairly even bout, the scores ended 16-16, with some great shooting from Georgia Love and Imogen Davis, fantastic drives forward from Esther Kendrick White, Sofia Bashir, and Emily Metivier, as well as strong defence from Hannah Smith and Emilia Stokes to keep the CCW score low. The shoot-out was level before a winning basket from Hannah Smith. The team were Emelia Stokes, Imogen Davis, Emily Metivier, Hannah Smith, Esther Kendrick White, Sofia Bashir and Georgia Love. The whole team showed great character, determination and teamwork against strong opposition. Well done girls! Miss Harris and Mr Baldwin.
The Year 9 basketball team had their first match of the season Tuesday at Barton Court. It was an incredibly steep learning curve for the girls as they had not experienced a full size court in an actual sports hall before and the score most certainly reflected that during the first few minutes of the game! By half time following much interjection from the side line together with the pure grit and determination being demonstrated on court, the team started to come together. The second half saw some fantastic drives at basket by Sofia Bashir and Emily Metivier, consistent pressure in defence by Immi Davis with Georgia Love and Esther White combining well in attack. Emelia Stokes took on anyone who came within 10 metres of her and Kaddy Barnes, Jess Hughes, Issy Pottage and Andola Crowley literally hit the ground running when they were substituted onto court. The final score was 28-22 to Langton - a well deserved win against a strong Barton Court side. Well done to the girls! Miss Creaney
The hard work that the Year 7 team have put into their netball finally paid off on Thursday with a win against Canterbury High. Iona Lester and Leonie Goate who have been practising their shooting at lunchtimes put up some super shots and their success rate was very high managing to score 6 goals between them. Ella Stephenson, Erin Shenton and Kate Blackman linked beautifully together through the centre court driving forward onto the ball with real confidence. Anna Murphy and Martha Rolison gave the Canterbury High shooters a really hard time in the goal circle as they took so many interceptions to turn the ball around. Molly Houlihan took to the court for the second quarter and demonstrated some super spatial awareness with her placement of the ball into space. Ellie Upton well and truly came into her own when playing goal shooter alongside Iona. The ball was being fired between the two of them which was very exciting to watch. Well done girls, one very happy Miss Creaney - finally!
The Year 10 Netball Team played their second game against St Anselms on Tuesday 3rd October. The whole team played extremely well and the final score was 27-0 to us! Well done all! Miss Foord
The Year 9 Netball Team beat Archbishops 7 - 3 and The Abbey school 17 - 0. Well Done Girls! - Mrs Newman
The Year 8 Netball Team played Archbishops and St Anselms on Tuesday evening. Winning both games 21-0 and 19-3. The team had two new additions (Poppy Lintott and Tilly Parsons) who both played very well as GK and C. An excellent partnership between Hannah Smith (GS) and Maddie Hull (GA) ensured that we had plenty of successful attempts at scoring. All of the team played well and were pleased with their continuing success. Mrs Newman
The Year 9 Netball Team travelled to Herne Bay High to play their first two games of the season. They played Spires first winning 8-0, going on to beat Herne Bay High 11-4. The game was really close in the first half with each school taking it in turns to score. But we came through stronger in the second half. An excellent start to the season, well done girls - Mrs Newman
The Year 8 Netball Team travelled to the Abbey school for their first matches of the season. They played Herne Bay High in the first game winning 11-0. They played the Abbey school in the second game, winning 8-0. An excellent start to the season! Well done Girls'! Mrs Newman
Year 8 Rounders District Tournament
Having won all of our friendly fixtures throughout the term we were travelling to Archbishops School for the District Tournament undefeated. We started off very strong winning all of our matches in our section through some excellent fielding and clever batting to make it through to the final. The final was against Barton Court who gave us the toughest competition all season. It was an extremely exciting match with us winning by only one rounder. Well done to all the girls who have shown such commitment to training all season. Year 8 District Champions!!
Year 9 Rounders District Tournament
The Year 9 rounders team were runners up in the District Tournament. The team played really well throughout the tournament winning their first 3 matches by convincing margins. They played St Edmunds in match 4 losing by two rounders, so It all came down to the last game against QEs. QEs batted first and came away with 7 rounders but unfortunately when the buzzer sounded to end our innings we were on 6.5. Throughout the season there has been some superb batting and fielding by... Chiara Mesquita and she didn’t disappoint in the district tournament. Katie Daughters has perfected her backhand which ensures her a rounder each time. Maddie Smith and Hana Williams have an excellent partnership as backstop and first base, Maddie’s quick reactions and fast throw combined with Hana’s ability to know where the post is without looking, ensured that we got many players out on first base. Amy Walsh bowled consistently in all of the matches to ensure we didn’t give away too many half rounders. Well done to the whole team! (Chiara Mesquita, Flos Sutton, Katie Daughters, Jenny O’rourke, Hana Williams, Rosie Walsh, Amy Walsh, Maddie Smith, Maddie Bourner, Gaby Alankiewicz, Megan Thomas) Mrs Newman
Super 8s Final
Fantastic performances were seen today at Medway Park for the Kent Schools Super 8's final. Having won the first round of the Super 8's athletics competition we joined together with Simon Langton Boys' School to become the representatives of the Canterbury City Partnership. The standard of athletics was incredibly high and we were particularly pleased with our overall placing of 4th. A particular thank you to Hannah White who came along today as our reserve. She was chosen on the basis that she has the ability to step into any athletic event and perform to a really high standard.
Year 7 Athletics Team
The Year 7 athletics team stormed to victory yesterday afternoon to win the 'District Championships' and complete our clean sweep of victories this summer! Particular outstanding performances came from Maddy Hull, Lara Hulbert, Clementine Johnson, Chloe Sands, Beth Langdale and Amy Bonzio who all came first in their event. A huge thank you to Gina Sparks and Sarah Bennett our Year 12 Sports Captains who came along today to help look after the team and to Ellie Passfield and Georgina Saunders who help coach the girls every Monday after school.
District Athletics Competition
The junior and senior athletes took to the track at Canterbury High on Wednesday on the hottest day in June since 1976. It is with immense pride that I say both teams were placed first in their respective age groups and the silverware was brought back safely for another year. Well done to each and every girl for their contribution to the teams success regardless of where they were placed; every point counted! We now look forward to Sports Day on the 14th July where parents are of course very welcome to attend. Miss Creaney
The final district fixture took place 13th June for the junior athletics team at Simon Langton Boys' School. Some superb performances came from Rose Delbridge in the long jump, Emilia Stokes in the 800m, Sofia Bashir in the 200m and Jessica Williamson in the discus. The final athletics competition for the team takes place next Wednesday at Canterbury High where the district schools championships takes place. Good luck to all the girls! Miss Creaney
The Year 9 rounders team beat Herne Bay High 12 - 3 and Archbishops 8.5 - 7.0. The team had some changes from the previous few matches but they looked really strong and played some excellent rounders. They also go in to the district tournament on 29th June undefeated. Well done girls! Mrs Newman
The Year 7 rounders team beat Archbishops 8 - 2, The Abbey School 7.5 - 0.5 and had a really close game with Herne Bay High but managed to keep the score down by getting 6 of their 7 players out. We won the game by half a rounder with the final score SLGGS 2.5 and Herne Bay High 2. Poppy Lintott was excellent on first base and Bethany Langdale made two superb catches. The team goes in to the district tournament in a few weeks undefeated. Well done girls! Mrs Newman
Year 7 Super 8 Team
The Year 7 Super 8 Team gave a storming performance at Canterbury High yesterday. Outstanding track performances came from Jenny Swandale and Chloe Sands in the 800m and in the relay where they were joined by Lara Hulbert and Amy Bendzio. In the high jump Beth Langdale demonstrated beautiful technique and gained a very high placing with Louisa Packard also showing a great deal of promise in this event. The shot put was won by Lara Hulbert, the long jump by Jenny Swandale and ...Maddy Hull threw a personal best in the javelin to be placed second. Poppy Lintott kept her nerve in the shot putt and ran a very strong leg in the B team relay. The girls were delighted when the overall results were announced and they were placed first beating Kent College by 11 points. The team go on now to represent Canterbury district next month at the county finals at the Julie Rose Stadium. Miss Creaney
Year 7 Rounders Team beat Barton Court 8-2.5
Year 7 Rounders Team beat QE 5-1.5
Year 9 Rounders Team beat QE 8.5-5.5
Our Year 7 Netball Team were placed runners up after having won 8 out of their 9 games at the District Netball Tournament. A wonderful afternoon of netball to finish what has been an amazing season for the girls!!!! Miss Creaney
Our Year 10 District Netball Team are now ‘District Champions’. They were undefeated all season and undefeated in the district tournament. Only three goals were scored against them in the whole tournament. An amazing season for an amazing team!
Year 8 Netball Team came 3rd in the District Tournament, well done to all our students that took part. - (Kent College 1st, QEGS 2nd)
Year 9 Netball Team beat St Anselms 22-1
Miss Blaskett-Foord took along two groups of Year 9 Sports Leaders to Barham primary school and also to Blean primary school. Miss Blaskett-Foord praised both groups commenting "all of the 'Sports Leaders' were absolutely fantastic, planned excellent sessions and were great ambassadors for the school" Well done girls!
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!