ESSA Cross Country Winners Nov 2015

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Winning week

16 November 2015


Walthamstow Hall enjoyed fantastic results in cross country, netball and lacrosse at the weekend.

ESSA Cross Country Cup Regionals

At the South East Regional Finals of the ESSA English Schools Cross Country Cup 2015 on Saturday Walthamstow Hall's Intermediate and Junior teams finished in 1st and 2nd place respectively. 

In the Intermediate competition Kathleen Faes finished in 1st place, Lizzie Miller 5th, Evie Butler 17th and Rebecca Smith 18th giving the team 1st place overall, beating James Allen's Girls' School (2nd), Putney High School (3rd) and Sevenoaks School (4th).

In the Junior competition Walthamstow Hall took 2nd place overall, being beaten only by City of London School for Girls and finishing well ahead of James Allen's Girls School (8th), Sevenoaks School (9th), Roedean (10th) and Bromley High (16th).

Both Walthamstow Hall teams now go through to the National Finals in Bedford of December 5th. Many congratulations to everyone who ran.

Kent College U13 Netball Versatility Tournament 

At the Kent College U13 versatility netball tournament Walthamstow Hall B team came 5th and the A team 1st, having won all their matches, making them overall winners.

U19, U15, U14 and U12 Lacrosse v St Albans

On Saturday the U19, U15, U14 and U12 lacrosse teams played against St Albans High School. Despite the rain holding off, the conditions were very muddy and the teams had to work hard to keep the ball moving and stay upright!

All teams put in some very determined performances and came away with excellent results. The U19s controlled their match from the start, dominating possession to win 9 - 5. The U15s, who were helped out by a large contingent of U14s, clawed back their match from a 5 goal deficit to win, in a nail-biting finish, 10 - 9. The U14s played a very spirited game with plenty of passing and pressure defending and they too came from a half-time deficit to dominate the 2nd half and win 8 - 6. In the U12 match, many of the girls were playing their first lacrosse match and they got to grips very quickly with the game, defending well and scoring their fair share of goals. The final result was very close and they only just lost by 1 goal, final score 9 - 8.

Well done to all of our sportswomen on such fine performances this weekend.