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Sport Roundup 17th May
16th May 2024


U12 and U13 athletics teams needed to be up and running quickly with their first athletics match last Monday - a triangular one against Cheltenham College Prep and Dean Close Prep. They were not thrown by the weather conditions and displayed great resolve and receptiveness to the coaching style match, which saw significant performance improvements and encouraging results.    

College was strongly represented at the Bromsgrove Invitational Meet on Saturday, with 28 athletes competing. The pleasant weather and excellent track provided an ideal setting for some impressive early-season performances. There were several thrilling races and commendable efforts displayed in the field events. While we await the final results, we anticipate numerous season-best performances, setting a solid foundation for the upcoming District Championships and the English Schools Cup Competition this month. We extend our best wishes to all athletes participating in these events.  

With most of College dashing off to enjoy their Exeat weekends, 11 CLC pupils headed to the stadium for the District Schools Championships. The hot conditions saw storming performances, with Mofe (UC5) breaking the UC5 Javelin record by over 3m. Meanwhile Charlotte and Debbie (both UC4), Jojo (LC3), and Mofe all made track finals in their respective events, and our athletes featured highly in the rankings in the field events.  We await final confirmation of the results and selection news for the County Championships in June.  


When most of the county's cricket games were called off due to wet and waterlogged pitches last weekend, CLC embraced the sunshine and donned their pads and wielded their bats to take on RGS on the astros.

The teams did themselves proud, putting into practice their recent targets of 'decision making with the bat' and 'challenging the batters with their line and length' when bowling. Some superb performances could be seen on both the blue and green astros.

This weekend will see CLC cricket teams take on Malvern St James with both home and away fixtures.  


Both Balcarras and CLC U13 tennis teams smiled their way through a fabulous afternoon of tennis last week with the Singles matches mostly going to Balcarras but the Doubles largely to CLC. The students learnt huge amounts about the format, process and tactics of team tennis whilst also exploring various ways to outwit their opponents. They represented CLC values fabulously!  

The sun was shining for the Road to Wimbledon tennis tournament on Saturday 11th May. There were lots of competitive games played in great spirit. The U14 Singles was won by Midori (LC3), with Carmen (LC1) the runner-up. The U18 Doubles were won by Sarah and Kathryn (UC4), with Sophie and Emma (LC3) as the runners-up. The winners will now progress to the county finals to try and qualify for the main tournament at Wimbledon in the summer.  

Meanwhile, the U12 team played a strong Dean Close team on Wednesday. There were some great matches, showing good consistency and ball placement. The singles games were very competitive with a good win from Seraphina (LC1).  


We saw more equestrian success with Issy (LC3) competing in the 2* (two-star) International Eventing at Osberton in Yorkshire. Issy did fantastically well with clear rounds in the showjumping and cross-country phases to finish in 8th place. Well done Issy!  


Huge congratulations to Alice (LC3) who not only won her age group race (U16) while a year young, but was the fastest female racer overall in the first two rounds of Copper Horse Great British Racing indoor series in Manchester over the weekend!

This gives Alice a huge point tally of 200 with her nearest rival on 81!   


A fantastic day at Bristol Avon Regatta saw Delphine (SFC1) and Florrie (UC5) narrowly miss out on a place in the final in a well-fought semi.

Despite it being her first regatta, Jenny (UC4) won her semi to progress through to the final but lost to a very experienced sculler.

Overall, it was an amazing day and an excellent racing experience for these students. They all rowed well and showed brilliant grit and determination.   


This weekend, our LC1s embarked on a netball and adventure activity weekend to JCA in Shropshire. With five teams basking in the glorious sunshine, they collaborated in newly formed teams to play some exceptional netball against teams from across the country.

Off the court, they participated in team-building activities, such as abseiling, aerial trek, archery, climbing, tunnelling, trapeze and zip wire. Then they partied the night away in a silent disco!  

The focus of the weekend was on building connections, establishing team identities and recognising opportunities for improving team dynamics. The weekend concluded with our Cheltenham 5s finishing as runners-up in the plate competition, and our Cheltenham 1s winning the entire Year 7 JCA Netball Cup. A fantastic few days that created lasting memories for all involved.  

House Rounders

The UC4s came out in force on Thursday 9th May for their House Rounders competition. Even with matches being played on the astros it did not stop some fantastic rounders from being scored. 

On Saturday morning, the sunshine made an appearance for the LC1 & LC2 House Rounders competition.  This was a highly competitive morning with pupils cheering on their peers right until the final bell rang. 

Well done to everyone taking part and making these events so memorable. 

House Rounders Results


UC4 House Rounders 

LC1 & 2 House Rounders 



Farnley Lodge 





St Helen’s 

St Margaret’s 


St Margaret’s 



St Austin’s 



Sidney Lodge 

St Helen’s 


Farnley Lodge 

St Austin’s 



St Clare & Sidney Lodge 

You can view more UC4 House Rounders photos on Zenfolio.

Junior House Football

Junior House Football was another huge success on the evening of Friday 10th May, even with some damp weather. 

The Houses rose to the challenge embracing the game and goals being scored.