Sports News - April 2017
Ski trip to Canada
Forty girls and five staff traveled to Jasper, Canada, for an eight-day ski trip at the start of the Easter holidays. The girls were split into six different ability groups, each with an expert instructor, who focused on technique, balance and control. We were extremely lucky with the weather, as it had snowed 15 inches the week before, meaning that the girls had almost perfect conditions and enabling them to significantly improve their skiing.
We had the wide slopes to ourselves with not a queue in sight and, after four hours of lessons and lunch up the mountain, the girls participated in a wide range of activities in the evening from enjoying the hot tubs, swimming, canyon walks, outlet shopping, an ice hockey tournament and an ice cream and milkshake evening. It was a fantastic week with a jovial atmosphere, where girls were challenged, inspired and motivated by the large variety of slopes and the stunning scenery.
Senior House Tennis
On Tuesday 25th April, we played our Senior House Tennis tournament during the first lesson back. Students played the new format of American doubles tie breaks, which meant better focus, more matches played and additional time on court. The students were very motivated and organised and the competition was played in great spirits. Congratulations to Farnley Lodge for winning comfortably with a strong side. Glenlee came in second and St Austin's were close behind in third place.
Congratulation to Bella Evans, Mia Hurst and Sarina Kaveh for representing the South West U18 and U15 team. They were selected as part of the England Lacrosse Talent Pathway. Well done to Scarlett Patton and Lottie Rowlins for being selected onto the England Regional Talent pathway this Easter.
Congratulations also go to Zimeng Wu for gaining a cap for England at the Home Internationals. England were triumphant at all age groups. She is now preparing to represent England U19 at the World Cup Festival in July.
Congratulations to Tamara Gibbons, whose polo handicap has recently been raised to 0 (handicaps in England range from -2 to 10). Currently there are only three female players in the country under the age of 18 with a 0 goal handicap.
Tamara has also been asked to be a Junior Brand Ambassador for Hurlingham Polo 1875, which involves promotional events, advertising, and receiving polo kit and clothing. This will also allow Tamara to work alongside Global Brand Ambassador Fred Mannix Jnr, who has a handicap of 8 goals and has played in some of the most prestigious tournaments around the world.
Congratulations to Lily Rosenfeld for winning the NSEA Calmsden ODE - the 80 cm class.
Congratulations to Matilda Dugdale who has been invited to attend the National Waterpolo Academy training weekend in May.
Well done to Christy Ma for her silver medal achievement in a recent Fencing competition in Singapore.