Sports News - April 2017

Sports Dinner

College welcomed Pamela Cookey to speak at the annual Sports Dinner Awards held in the Princess Hall. Pamela is an ex-England Netball player, Director of Netball at the University of Gloucestershire and Seven Stars Premier League Netball team. The evening was a great success, highlighting many outstanding individual and team performances throughout the year.

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Main Awards

  • Team of the Year: Lacrosse 1st Team
  • Outstanding Achievement Award: Felicity Elvidge 
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Zimeng Wu 
  • Sport Personality of the Year: Zimeng Wu


A combined team of SFC2 girls to UC4 girls enjoyed hosting The Little Flower Academy, a girls' high school from Vancouver. This is the second time the touring side have included us in their UK tour and it was great opportunity to welcome them again.

We had a excellent match, with the visitors taking the victory and we look forward to hosting The Little Flower again in the future.

National Cross Country Success

On Saturday 18th March, Victoria Shaw represented Gloucestershire at the English Schools' National Cross Country Championships in Norwich. She had a strong race to finish 212nd in the U20 race and was the 4th athlete home for Gloucestershire. This is a fine achievement particularly given that in her previous races representing the County, Victoria she has been ranked 8th and 6th within the Gloucestershire team. She has made excellent progress this season and has another year ahead of her racing in this age group.

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Lacrosse and Netball

The U13 and U12 netball and lacrosse teams have enjoyed taking part in the district and regional tournaments. All teams produced some excellent results, with the U12 netball team finishing as runners up.

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Senior House Lacrosse was also a great success, with St Austin’s securing the win and St Helen’s finishing as runners up. The format of the day was eight-a-side, played on smaller pitches. This really tested the girls' fitness and allowed all players to get fully involved in house sport.