Sport News - October 2017
National Fitness Day
Girls from LC1 and LC2 took part in National Fitness Day on Wednesday 27th September. They were enthusiastic and really showed their determination to stay active from a young age. The fitness focus was ‘get moving’ in any way, shape or form. The girls took the opportunity to get active on the netball courts and showed how much fun it was to keep fit.
Hockey - Hollie Webb
The LC1 and LC2 girls enjoyed a visit from Hollie Webb MBE, who carried out a coaching clinic. The girls loved the opportunity to pick up some hockey tips from her and show off their skills. They were able to get her autograph and ask lots of questions about her experience of playing for Great Britain.
LC Cross Country
Our Lower College girls put on an impressive performance at House Cross Country. The atmosphere and the support from peers and staff were fantastic.
Top individual and all team results are below.
|LC1 Individual||LC2 Individual|
|1st Beth Leeper||1st Maral Parsnejad|
|2nd Martha Llewellen Palmer||2nd Abbi Hulett|
|3rd Tanya Denny||3rd Anna Hickman|
|4th Meredith Aylott||4th Antonia Heath|
|5th Isabella Beard||5th Jemima Seagrave|
|6th Lexie Collier||6th Eilidh Somerville|
|7th Amandine Bourriel||7th Siena Burnett|
|8th Alexandra Daudy||8th Maria Parsnejad|
|9th Olivia Shooter||9th Caroline Boyden|
|10th Isabella Huggett||10th Hebe Legge|
|LC1 Team||LC2 Team|
|1st St St Margaret's - 39 points||1st St St Margaret's - 50 points|
|2nd Bellairs - 47 points||2nd Farnley Lodge - 52 points|
|3rd Glenlee - 52 points||3rd Glenlee - 57 points|
|4th Glengar - 61 points||4th Glengar - 59 points|
|5th St Austin’s - 68 points||5th St Helen’s - 82 points|
|6th St Clare - 69 points||6th St Austin’s - 87 points|
|7th St Helen’s - 112 points||7th Bellairs - 101 points|
|8th Farnley Lodge - 127 points||8th St Clare - 149 points|
|9th Sidney Lodge - 146 points||9th Sidney Lodge - 122 points|
The Cross Country teams had a great start to the season at the first round of the English Schools' Cup Competition. The U14 team were placed 5th and the U16 team placed 2nd, qualifying for Regional Finals. Poppy Clark was the individual winner of the U16 race. Well done Poppy and good luck to the U16 at Regionals.
Jaymee Savill was placed 2nd in the Jumping with Style competition at Hartpury over a very testing track. She has qualified for the NSEA Championships.
Senior Sports Committee
Our Senior Sports Committee enjoyed their tour of the Health and Fitness Centre this week. They are already making plans to enhance sport at CLC and are very much looking forward to working with girls and staff in College to enhance their experience of sport and activity through many different means.
It was a very good day for the 2nd team at the South West Regional Tournament, as they showed their skill and ability. In the group stages the team started off well, beating several schools to earn their place in the premiership division. In the afternoon, a championship group placing of 2nd meant that CLC played against Downe House in the semi-final. This was a close game, with the opposition converting while College girls were unable to get the ball past the opposition keeper.
The 2nd team can take away many positives from the tournament, which saw them lose only one game during the day, to the eventual winners, and highlighted many players' standout performances, particularly Nicole Ransley (UC4) who played up a year group and made numerous saves.
On Saturday 7th October, 11 rowers from CLC competed over the long 4.5k course at Worcester. In the first division, the quadruple scull of Evie Nutton, Katherine George, Aisce McCarthy and Emily Boileau took the Junior 16 win ahead of several crews from Worcester and Hereford. Alex Kelly was close to the winner in the Junior 16 single scull, competing a year above her age group.
In the second division, the double scull of Evie Nutton and Emily Boileau took the win just ahead of King's School Worcester and Za Kosobucki won the Junior 17 single scull with Megan Macafee in second place.
The ski team have had a busy start to term with two competitions. Many new recruits have also signed up having enjoyed our taster session in September with our coaching providers Kandahar Racing at Gloucester Dry Slope. (Girls interested in joining the ski racing team contact Mrs Guest.)
Twelve girls from CLC competed at the ESSKIA Regional Race at Gloucester Dry Slope on Sunday 17th September. The U14 team raced very well recording a 1st place - Luisa Colucci, 2nd place - Lulu Leung and 3rd place - Jasmine Cameron. In the U16 race Rose McKelvie was placed 4th and Alexandra Hewett achieved 7th place.
The ski team also raced at the BISS National Indoor Race on Monday 25th September at Hemel Hempstead snowdome. This was our first experience of this race and everyone competed very well completing both runs without any major problems. Four girls finished within the top 10 in their age group. Alexandra Hewett was placed 9th U14, Binia Leung and Rose McKelvie were 9th and 10th respectively in the U16s and Sophie Von Torklus finished 8th in the U18s.
The next event is now the British Schoolgirl Races in Flaine, France, on the 29th and 30th January 2018. Training continues on alternate Wednesday nights at Gloucester Dry Slope, with strength and conditioning sessions available in between. A number of girls will also be training with Kandahar over Half Term in Saas Fee.