Sport News - December 2017
British Modern Biathlon Championships
On a frosty exeat Sunday Jessie Bruton and Poppy Clark (LC3) both gave a sterling effort. Jessie produced an excellent PB performance in the run and Poppy swam a near PB 100m Freestyle in the pool. They both placed in the top 10 for their age group at the British Championships, well done.
Cross Country: National Tournament
The U16 Intermediate team of cross country runners enjoyed great success at the ESAA Cross Country Cup Final in Shropshire; they had previously competed in two preliminary rounds to qualify for the final stage of this National competition. Out of 27 schools, College athletes placed 9th, with Poppy Clark finishing 22nd as our best placed runner. Many teams we competed against were predominantly made up of UC4/Year 10 athletes, so our team of predominantly LC3 runners did extremely well, scoring 187 points. The team was made up of Poppy Clark (22nd), Mia Hopkins (35th), Jessie Bruton (62nd), Holly Bruton (68th), Eloise Bolitho (88th) and Athena Ho (137th).
Cross Country: County Tournament
Just one week after the Nationals, the girls were competing again, this time at the Gloucestershire County Cross Country Championships, in Newent. SFC2 Cross Country Captain Victoria Shaw had a superb run to gain an U20 bronze medal in her last County race for CLC. She has now qualified to race for Gloucestershire at the South West Championships in February. Other team members are also waiting to hear about their selection and the individual results are as follows:
U13: Beth Leeper (16th)
U15: Mia Hopkins (8th), Jessie Bruton (10th), Eloise Bolitho (19th)
U17: Holly Bruton (18th), Lotte Garvie (19th)
U20: Victoria Shaw (3rd), Paige Bruton (15th)
Hockey: Emily Sumaria Memorial Match
The CLC 1st team travelled the short distance to Cheltenham College on Tuesday 21st November for the Emily Sumaria Memorial Match. This match between CLC and Cheltenham College takes place annually in memory of Emily Sumaria, a former pupil of both schools, who sadly passed away in December 2012.
The game was played under floodlights in front of a few hundred spectators and the CLC team were upbeat and looking forward to the match. The game was fast and entertaining throughout. CLC dominated and came in at half-time two goals up and determined to produce more of the same in the second half. At the final whistle, CLC won 3-0, taking home the Sumaria Cup.
It was a whole team performance and tricky to single out anyone in particular as all players were performing their best on this occasion. The goals themselves were extremely well taken and a special mention must go to the goal scorers and co-captains, Elina Bjorheim and Mollie D’Arcy Rice. Both girls led by example and were proud of their team's performance.
Lacrosse: Super Counties Tournament
The second day of the Super Counties Tournament produced several exciting games across the two age groups including a Golden Goal semi-final for the U15s and a Golden Goal Final for the U19s.
CLC's 1st XII was well represented by Mia Hurst on the winning side, Amy Hine on the second place team and Phoebe Thornett on the third place team.
The U15 CLC Lacrosse players were also out in full force with seven players spread across the five teams. Congratulations to Sophie Moulder who was on the winning side and Scarlett Paton, Lara Pearson & Eloise Stewart-Richardson who played for the runners up.
Lacrosse: Prep School Coaching Day
The LC1 and LC2 Lacrosse players hosted St Hugh’s Oxford, Sherborne Girls and Lucton School for a coaching session and 6-a-side mini games. The day was a huge success, with the pupils from all four schools benefiting from extra training and meeting other athletes with the same sporting interests. The teams were mixed across all the four schools, which allowed for new friendships to be made and a non-competitive environment. Well done to all the girls who participated.
Well done to the U14 Badminton Team on becoming District Champions. On the route to the title, they beat Bournside School, Cleeve School, Pates Grammar and Balcarras. Team: Hannah Kwong, Sugar Wongwatanasin, Stephanie Tong & Saumya Nair.
Senior Sports Committee: Strictly Come Dancing
The Senior Sports Committee and PE staff organised a 'Strictly Come Christmas Dancing' event for Lower College. The occasion allowed the girls to showcase their talents in the HFC Dance studio. The groups were judged by a panel of SFC girls and were marked on their creativity and choreography. Well done to all the girls who participated.
Hockey: West Indoor Finals
CLC hosted the West of England U16 and U18 Indoor Hockey tournaments. The U16 team started their campaign well with a good win over Prior Park (1-0). They demonstrated great organisation and technical ability throughout. They then had a very close game with Kings Bruton and ended up losing 1-2. Their last game was against Exeter College and despite creating good opportunities, CLC could not do enough to the secure the much needed win that would give them a chance to proceed in the tournament. They lost by 4 goals to 1. A pleasing whole squad performance and great to see our girls playing and enjoying indoor hockey.