Sport news - January 2018

Cricket

Congratulations to Olivia who is going on tour to Sri Lanka in February. She has also been selected for the Gloucestershire Girl’s U17 team, playing matches in Colombo, Galle and Kandy.

Olivia cricket

House Squash

It was a fantastic and fast-paced House squash tournament for the seniors this week. The five new courts in the Health and Fitness Centre were used for the first time for a House event and were enjoyed by all the players.

The results were as follows: 

7th Place – St Helen's
6th Place – St Austin's
5th Place – Bellairs
4th Place – Farnley Lodge
3rd Place – Glenlee
2nd Place – St Margaret's
1st Place – Sidney Lodge

Netball

The top four Senior netball teams performed exceptionally well this week, winning the 1st VII, 2nd VII, 3rd VII and 4th VII against Dean Close. It was great preparation for the Senior Regional tournament this weekend.

We wish the 1st netball team the best of luck at the Regional Championship held in Bournemouth.

Skiing

A number of the ski team have been training hard and gaining great experience from various Kandahar camps.

Six girls, Binia, Lulu, Starr, Nicole, Rose, and Alexandra, all attended training camps during the October Half Term.

We are disappointed for Binia who will be unable to compete at this year's British Schoolgirl Races, as she sustained a leg injury over the Christmas holidays and we all wish her well with her recovery.

Rose was busy over the Christmas break with two trips to Austria Racing Camps in Kuhtai. The second trip was particularly intense, with six consecutive days, which will help greatly in preparation for the British Schoolgirl Races.

Alexandra went with Team Kandahar to compete in the Anglo-Scottish Championships in Crevacol, Italy, in January 2018. Alexandra competed in slalom on a challenging course. The conditions were good and, although she was disappointed not to get a podium place, she finished placed in the top ten. Unfortunately, conditions were not so favourable for the giant slalom. Alexandra had a bad fall on her first run and was unable to compete the next day, however she was able to support her team in some great races.

Luisa was placed first in the Regional Dry Slope Races in September and as a result has been invited to attend a training camp with ESSKIA (English Schools Ski Association) in Pila, Italy, in March.

Eight CLC girls, Sophie, Rose, Stella, Sonya, Alexandra, Starr, Luisa and JoJo, will compete at the British Schoolgirl Races in Flaine, France, and we wish them the best of luck in the competition.

Athletics

College hosted the first ever Level 2 School Games Sportshall Athletics Competition. The 'Sportshall Programme' offers an ideal format for competition in which young people can develop their skills ahead of the track and field season.

By pioneering this event in Gloucestershire, the PE Department hope that other counties will follow, enabling the introduction of a County Final next year. As well as hosting the event, our LC2 girls came 2nd and the LC1 team won, competing against six other competitive schools. 

Our LC1 team included Isla (Captain), Beth (Vice-Captain), Aimee, Lexie, Selina, Tomisin, Odelia, Naomi and Meredith.

Our LC2 team included Antonia (Captain), Saphie (Vice-Captain), Ife, Eniamiyanu, Jemima, Eilidh, Yuhan and Aria.

A huge well done to our first indoor athletics teams and we hope this is the start of many more competitions.