Sports News - September 2016

AWARDS

The Sainsbury's School Games Mark was launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition, school sport and physical education in their school and the community.

The mark was created by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and is implemented and developed by the Youth Sport Trust and Sport England. College has been awarded the Gold award. Almost 2,500 schools applied to be recognised for their sporting provision with only 9% achieving this top accolade. 
 
To be credited with this honour, the PE Department demonstrated that College provides a vast array of sporting opportunities, including co-curricular provision and external sports clubs, as well as a range of intra-school competitive opportunities, inter-school matches and involvement in School Games and other National Governing Body tournaments. 
 
Further progression pathways also needed to be demonstrated, along with promotion of pupil leadership opportunities. For this, College showed that girls were involved in leading, managing and officiating, through initiatives such as Leader of the Week, match captains and Captains’ Club.

SWIMMING

Cheltenham & District Schools Swimming Team Championships

There was certainly a strong CLC presence at the district team event last week, with College represented by three teams in each age group. A number of great swims were recorded in this early season opener, which saw College winning four of the six events and also finishing runner-up in five events. The results were as follows:

Senior Girls
Medley Relay: 1st, 2nd and 5th 
Freestyle Relay: 1st, 2nd and 5th 

Inter Girls
Medley Relay: 1st, 2nd and 7th 
Freestyle Relay: 1st, 5th and 7th 

Junior Girls
Medley Relay: 2nd, 3rd and 5th 
Freestyle Relay: 2nd, 4th and 7th 

Well done to all and good luck to the teams racing at the Regional Team Championships. 

HOCKEY

Eleven senior hockey players travelled to Repton recently for a hockey coaching conference. The girls were coached by some of the many outstanding athletes who took part in the Rio Olympics. As well as learning from the best athletes in the world, one of the highlights was the opportunity for the girls to hold the women's Olympic gold medal!

EQUESTRIAN

CLC NSEA event at Rectory Farm (Sunday 11th September)
Team 1st in the 1m and 1m10 classes for Amy Hine, Molly Hughes, Charlotte McDowall and Scarlett Paton.

Bury Farm Arena Eventing (Saturday 17th September)
Scarlett Paton -  Individual 1st in the 1m10 class
 
Wickstead Jumping with Style (Sunday 18th September)
Arena eventing results:
Class 3 (90-95cm)
Scarlett Paton (R Candy Girl) - Individual 4th
Class 4 (100-105cm)
Scarlett Paton (R Candy Girl) - Individual 2nd and qualified for the National Finals.

Equestrian Team in Class 4 at Stonar School's One Day Event (Sunday 25th September)
Dressage BE100 107, Show Jumping 105cm, XC 1m - Amy Hine, Molly Hughes, Charlotte McDowall and Florence von Simson. 

Individual 3rd in section in Class 3A for Chloe Corbett - Dressage BE90 DRESSAGE TEST 96 (2016), Showjumping 95cm, Cross Country 90cm. 

Congratulations to the girls on their excellent results in this very popular event.  

HOUSE CROSS COUNTRY 

The overall winner of House Cross Country was Glenlee. The following girls won medals in their age groups, for finishing in the top three. 

LC1:
1st place – Hebe Legge (9:07)
2nd place – Abbi Hulett (9:19)
3rd place – Anna Hickman (9:21)
 
LC2:
1st place – Maddie Jones (8:39)
2nd place – Kate Grainger (9:06)
3rd place – Henrietta Mingay (9:19)
 
LC3:
1st place (and the fastest time of the competition) – Holly Bruton (8:31)
2nd place – Scarlett Paton (8:59)
3rd place – Binia Leung (9:00)