Sports News - November 2018


On Sunday 28th October, four CLC rowers were competing. Za and Katherine raced in junior 18 doubles at Upper Thames Head, finishing 3rd out of 10 entries. On the same day, Evie and Emily won the junior 18 doubles at Gloucester Head, and Evie also finished 2nd in the junior 18 singles.

On Saturday, Evie and Katherine competed in the GB Junior Rowing Trials in Boston, Lincolnshire. This was the first water assessment of the year and involved racing in a single scull over 5km. With over 100 entries, both girls were easily in the top 50% with Evie finishing 12th overall on the water and Katherine having come 4th in the qualifying ergo test.

Congratulations to both girls on their performance. This is the first time girls have represented CLC at this event and they will both be able to progress to the next stage.

Rowing Evie Nutton and emily

Cross Country

Congratulations to all the runners who competed at the Cheltenham and District Championships. Holly placed 16th and Elspeth placed 27th. 

The U15 team of LC3 runners placed 3rd. The individual placings for the team are as follows:

Antonia - 22nd
Abbi - 24th
Anna - 29th
Ella - 47th
Megan - 85th
Karolina - 86th

Congratulations to the U15 team of LC2 runners who placed 3rd. The individual placings for the team are as follows:

Tanya - 27th
Martha - 43rd
Beth - 45th

Congratulations to the U12 team of LC1 runners who were crowned 2018 Cheltenham and District Champions. The top runners home for CLC were Tessa and Emma, and both athletes have qualified to represent Cheltenham and District at the Gloucestershire County Championships in December.

The individual placings for the team are as follows:

5th - Tessa 
6th - Emma 
13th - Sophie 
16th - Maayan 
19th - Alex 
25th - Eloise 
40th - Laila 
49th - Eloise 
51st - Amy 
56th - Leila 
68th - Waka 
77th - Hannah 
82nd - Imogen 
91st - Lulu 
92nd - Lila

Congratulations to the UC4 team of Cross Country runners for their excellent performance at the ESAA Cup Regional Finals in Shropshire. For the 2nd consecutive year they were clear winners over a challenging 2500m course. The team of Poppy (4th), Mia (8th), Jessie (19th), Eloise (21st), Athena and Kristen have now qualified to compete at the National Finals.

Cross country


On Saturday 10th November CLC hosed the annual Prep School Hockey tournament on our two hockey pitches. The CLC Under 13 team started well beating Wycliffe 2-0. The game was played in torrential rain and both teams did well to keep playing with determination. CLC then drew 0-0 with Kings Worcester, lost 0-1 to Bristol Grammar School and drew with St Edwards 1-1. CLC finished as runners up in their group and 4th place overall.

The U12A and U12B teams played in their first home tournament and both finished in fourth place in the group stage. Both teams showed great determination to overcome the challenging weather conditions and put up a great defence against tough opposition. It was wonderful to see how their play as teams developed throughout the tournament, which culminated in their 4th place pool finishes.

U13 through to England Regional Finals

CLC entered Tier 1 of the England Hockey U13 National Schools competition. In the county round, they faced Pate's Grammar School and Dean Close. CLC drew with Pates 1-1. CLC had a very close game with Dean Close, with both teams having chances and sharing the possession of the ball. CLC went 1 up and it stayed like this until the last minute of the game, when Dean close scored their 2nd goal. CLC created some great chances but could not convert. The CLC team were very pleased to qualify for West Regional Finals in Spring 2019.



House Hockey was enjoyed by all and played on our new ‘BLUE’ pitch for the first time. Great team spirit and house colours led to the following results:

  Senior UC4 LC3 LC2 LC1
1st Bellairs St Helen's Farnley Lodge  St Clare St Clare
2nd  Glenlee Glenlee Glengar St Margaret's Glengar
3rd Farnley Lodge  St Margaret's Glenlee Glengar Farnley Lodge 
4th Glengar St Clare St Margaret's Bellairs St Margaret's
5th St Margaret's Sidney Lodge St Helen's Farnley Lodge  Glenlee
6th St Clare Bellairs St Clare Glenlee St Austin's
7th Sidney Lodge Farnley Lodge  Sidney Lodge St Austin's Bellairs
8th St Austin's Glengar Bellairs St Helen's Sidney Lodge
9th St Helen's St Austin's St Austin's Sidney Lodge St Helen's


On Sunday 11th November, 23 girls travelled to the first day of Super Counties - a fantastic reflection of their commitment to lacrosse. The players were assigned to eight different teams and experienced playing alongside girls from other schools, as well as being coached by lacrosse experts. It is wonderful to see so many CLC girls engaging with the sport outside of school and pursuing a higher level of play. 

Lacrosse Super counties u15


At the U14 County Netball Tournament the girls played outstandingly. They went through their pool matches undefeated and in the quarter finals they faced Wycliffe. CLC just missed out on Golden Goal, with Wycliffe taking their centre pass and converting to goal.

The girls narrowly missed out on a place at Regionals, however every girl on the team should be incredibly proud as they all showed resilience, support for each other and true sportsmanship. Congratulations to all involved. Results included:

- CLC vs Costwold 12-2
- CLC vs Ribston Hall 13-0
- CLC vs KLB 8-3
- CLC vs Balcarras 12-0


Our U18A and U18B teams played Monmouth School for Girls in the Senior Aegon. Some excellent tennis was played by all players. The U18A team secured a win with an exciting final doubles match, finishing on a tie break. The U18B lost 4-2, but had some very close matches.

The U13A tennis team won their Regional Knockout fixture 5-1 against Daunstey’s School, which them saw them progress through to the Regional Tennis finals against more experienced and drilled tennis players from Millfield and Exmouth College. Unfortunately they lost to both schools, but learnt a lot from playing their higher-rated opponents.

Fiorella and Zoe had an exciting doubles against Exmouth and from being 4-1 down they climbed back up to take the set and match 7-6. They displayed fantastic attacking tactics and thoroughly deserved the win. Well done to the team of Aimee, Zoe, Fiorella, Saphie and Maria.

Cara (SFC1) played in the British Tour tennis event in Taunton before half term. She won both her matches and qualified to secure a place in the main draw. She won her first round match against a much higher-rated player, then lost in the last 16 to the top seed, in a closely played match.

Tennis Aegon


Congratulations to all the girls who raced for their Houses. It was lovely to see a number of girls giving it a go with outstanding House spirit. We had a number of excellent races with 11 personal bests being recorded and a number of new records being set.

New records as follows:

Kathlyn - new SFC1 College Individual Medley Record
Nicole - new Senior House Swimming 50m Breaststroke Record
Sidney Lodge - new Senior House Swimming 4x25m Freestyle Relay Record
St Helen’s - new Senior Guild Record

Senior House Swimming Places Overall were as follows:

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


At the NSEA Championships at Keysoe in Bedfordshire, Poppy won the 90cm class out of a huge entry. The team of Poppy, Amy and Scarlett came 7th in the 110cm.

Amy qualified for the final round and was placed individual 5th in the 110cm Individual Championships. She went on to come 5th in a very competitive 115cm Elite class.


Congratulations to Poppy who competed at the World Triathle competition in Egypt, finishing 4th with her partner in the mixed relay and 4th in the individual event.


Well done to Elspeth on her performance in the Welsh Open at the Institute of Sport. She finished in 34th out of large field. Poppy was also successful in gaining her first medal at the Leon Paul Junior Series at Millfield.