Sport News - February 2018
Skiing - British Schoolgirl Races 2018
With some notable success at the races this year, we were delighted at prize giving to make it onto the podium five times.
The team was made up of:
A - Rose, Alex and Sophie
B - Luisa, Sonya and Stella
Reserves - JoJo and Starr
There are two medal categories used for this competition:
Registered racers - necessary if you wish to enter national competitions and gain a 'seeding' similar to a rating in tennis - and non registered racers - this category accounts for the majority of girls and means they are not doing a huge number of races 'on the circuit'.
Medal winners were:
Rose - 3rd place in slalom and 3rd place in the combined results from the two events of slalom and giant slalom as an U16 (in her first year in this age group).
Sonya - 3rd place in slalom and 3rd place in the combined results from the two events of slalom and giant slalom as an U14 (in her first competition).
Alex - 3rd place in slalom as a U14 registered skier. This result for Alex, who has only just become a registered skier since entering the Anglo / Scottish Champs at Christmas, means that she has now qualified for the British Championships in Tignes, France at Easter.
In addition, the parallel slalom team (Sophie, Alex, Rose) also won the plate competition.
Sadly, all this was achieved without one of our best skiers, Binia, due to an injury she sustained over the Christmas holiday.
It goes without saying that the girls have worked extremely hard to achieve this success. Another reason for this recent success is undoubtedly our strong relationship with Kandahar Racing club. Our thanks go to them for providing the training at the dry slope and, most importantly, providing the structure to allow some girls the opportunity to join their training camps on snow during the holidays.
Congratulations go to all the girls on their outstanding performances at the races this year.
On Saturday 3rd February, two quadruple sculls from CLC braved the rain and raced over 4.5km at Wycliffe Big Head. The crew of Megan, Za, Louise and Olivia finished 2nd in their category.
The junior 16 crew of Evie, Katherine, Emily and Alex were able to beat all the other schools and clubs entered in this category, coming away with a fantastic win. They were also the fastest women's crew of the day, ahead of all the other quads and eights competing.
Congratulations to Christy, who won the West Midlands Youth Championships organised by the British Fencing Association. This means she will be representing the West Midlands Region at the Nationals in May, where she will compete against the other regional top-4 fencers.
The 2018 South West Schools' Cross Country Championships took place at Stover School in Newton Abbot. CLC Cross Country Captain, Vicky, was selected for Gloucstershire in the U20 age group and Lower College pupils Poppy and Mia were selected in the U15 age group. This was also the first time that Mia had been selected to race for the County.
Despite extremely tough muddy conditions all the girls performed well at this demanding level, especially Poppy who placed 15th overall and was the 2nd Gloucestershire runner home. The athletes are now waiting to hear about qualification for National Championships, which are in Leeds on Saturday 17th March.
Netball - Senior Regionals
Saturday 27th January saw our U18A team travel to Bournemouth for the U19 Regionals. We were sadly missing Emily, our Captain, and Arabella through illness, both of whom had played pivotal roles in our qualification.
The weather was pretty bad but the girls played their hearts out and the staff were extremely proud of their passion, integrity and fair play on court. We fought hard in each and every game and never lowered ourselves to react to dangerous play and pure gamesmanship on court. We had six games in total; two victories and four losses, two of them by just one goal.
Four CLC badminton players competed in The Gloucestershire School Games Key Stage 3 Badminton tournament on Tuesday 6th February.
The girls played four matches which consisted of five games (two singles and three doubles) with each player playing two games per match. They came out on top form, beating all of their opponents from Katharine Lady Berkeley’s, High School for Girls, Deer Park and Wyedale schools. The girls won 16 out of the 20 games played, showing great energy and team work on court.
They got progressively stronger with every game, culminating with some impressive performances in their final match. The girls won gold medals and will compete in the next round of the School Games in Bournemouth on Wednesday 7th March.
The girls enjoyed a fun and sociable afternoon of trying out new sports that they have never played before. The students were mainly tennis players but enjoyed learning and transferring their racket skills to badminton and squash.
Results were as follows:
Badminton: Winners - Alex and Maia with 62 points, Runners up - Jenny and Yong with 60 points
Squash: Winner - Riya, Runners up - Alex and Maia
Tennis: Winners - Alex and Maia, Runner up - Riya
Overall: Winner - Riya, Runners up - Alex and Maia