Sports News - June 2018

Tennis

Six girls were invited to attend the South West Tennis day with Judy Murray in Bristol, as part of the ‘She Rallies’ campaign. They played a touch tennis tournament and learnt some fun games from Judy Murray herself.

Six girls represented CLC in the annual School Girl Doubles event. The U18 girls, Lizzie and Tamsin, won their age group. The U16 girls, Phoebe and Annabel, came up against some very strong players with international junior ratings and managed to come 5th, while our U14 girls, Inge and Sofia, also played some great tennis and came 2nd in their group.

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In the Parents’ and Daughters’ event there were some hotly contested matches with the Taylors beating the Beukers in the Fathers' Final and the Hewetts beating the Culhanes in the Mothers' Final. It was also all-Farnley women’s final with Mrs Hewett and Mrs Culhane both being Guild members from Farnley Lodge.

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Finally, the annual Rosebowl was held on a Sunday morning with 12 girls from Lower College entering the U14 event. Some great singles matches were played and the final saw Amelia up against Jiya. It was a close match, with Amelia eventually taking the crown. In the Senior event, Annabel beat Phoebe to take the first place.

House Competitions

Fun and competitive House Events have been the sporting focus for the girls in the last few weeks; with Glenlee securing LC3 House Tennis, St Austin’s winning LC1 & LC2, and St Margaret’s and Farnley sharing the cup in UC4.

LC1 girls competed in the first ever House Cricket competition. The atmosphere was fantastic, as was the cricket. Well done to the Day Girl Houses who secured the top three positions. Results were as follows:

1st - St Clare
2nd - Bellairs
3rd - Glengar
4th - St Helen's
5th - St Austin's
6th - Farnley Lodge
7th - St Margaret's
8th - Glenlee
9th - Sidney Lodge

Athletics

The Intermediate team were just 10 points away from 3rd place at the ESSA South West Finals in Exeter with a total of 305 points. During the finals, Adesola threw the shot put 10.58m, scoring a huge 32 points, and personal bests were achieved by Eloise in the 1500m, and Celeste (13.6s) and Hailey (13.9s) in hurdles.

High point scorers athletes were Adesola with 43 points, Mary with 35 points, Eloise with 36 points and Hailey with 31 points.

The LC3 team won the Year 9 Championships at the Prince of Wales Stadium, 20 points ahead of 2nd place. Poppy beat the 23-year-old record in 800m, with a time of 05:08:3, taking the title from a former CLC pupil.

Our relay team won their 1st heat 0.3 seconds under the current relay record, which Pate's Grammar School set many years ago. The team then went on to win the relay in a close and exhilarating final. Other winners included, Mary who came 1st in her 100m heat and final (13.5s), Mia who won both her 200m (28.6s) heat and final, as well as Jessie and Mia in the 800m, Poppy in the 1500m, Florence in high jump (1.49m) and Mary in long jump (4.82m). Two new personal bests were achieved by Hailey in the high jump and Eloise in the shot put.

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Equestrian

Our Princethorpe equestrian team were successful at a hugely competitive competition. They all rode very well, with just a few mistakes that they are unlikely to make again, making the event an excellent learning curve for them all.

Some of the horses (and riders) were feeling the heat and the girls rode very sensibly and considered their welfare. Everyone including parents and riders worked very hard in the 10 minute box to cool the horses, as the vets were not allowing some that were overheated to go cross country.

It was delightful that the organisers also took the time to remark on how polite our girls were, as they had all gone to say thank you.

The results were as follows:

Team 2nd-

Laura - Individual 6th
Alina - Individual 7th
Poppy - Individual 8th
Islay - Individual 8th

Team 4th-

Molly -Individual 11th
Alice - Individual 11th
Imi - Individual 12th
Georgie - Individual 14th
Isobel - Individual 17th

Rowing

The CLC rowing team had five girls competing at the National Schools Regatta at Eton Dorney on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May.

Za competed in the Junior 18 single scull on Saturday and was just a couple of seconds off making it through to one of the lower finals. Evelyn, Katherine, Alex and Emily competed in the Junior 16 quadruple scull on Sunday, finishing 12th in the time trial, and then competed hard in the semi-final and the final B. Their final ranking was 12th, a fantastic improvement of eight places on the previous year.

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