Lacrosse East Players Autumn Term 2011

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Sports Round Up

8 December 2011

Although the Christmas holidays are fast approaching Walthamstow Hall's sportswomen are showing no signs of slowing down with good performances across the board in the last week alone.

Cross Country
At the Knole Cross Country Run on Friday afternoon there were 243 competitors in the girls' section. Many congratulations to Third Former Genevieve Allan who finished 4th, just 28 seconds behind the winner, and to our A team who came 26th out of 52 teams.

At the time of writing Upper Fifth Angharad Ward is representing England on the ice at the European Curling Championships in Moscow, we eagerly await her return. Angharad is also waiting to hear whether she has been selected for the team competing at the Winter Olympics!

3 pairs of Walthamstow Hall gymnasts competed in the Weald of Kent Gymnastics Competition last week. There were a large number of entries from local schools with 14 pairs in our section. Our squad performed brilliantly with Holly Haworth paired with Tegan Daniels finishing 6th and Natasha Roberts paired with Aimee Wells Simon and Jenny Moran paired with Katie Saunders finishing joint 3rd.

Six Walthamstow Hall girls played for the East U19 team in the Junior Territorial Tournament at the weekend. Becky Pigot, Rosie Barker and Katie Alcock played in the East A team which came 4th in the tournament. Bessie Groves, India Crawley and Alex Drewe played for the East B team which came third in their tournament. Well done to these girls for being selected to play at such a high level. Incredibly, India and Alex were playing at least a year ahead of their age group, usually playing in U15 and U14 age groups respectively.

Some of our other players, meanwhile, were also playing some great lacrosse, this time travelling to Esher to play Claremont Fancourt School. The U13's played their best game of the season and the 1st team demonstrated excellent stickwork and midfield transitioning of the ball. The U13's lost 9 - 5 and the 1st team only just lost 8-6.

In a very close match, which saw the lead change hands several times, the U15 team worked really hard to get ahead and stay ahead and won their game 10-8. The U14's went into half-time of their match with a 5-1 lead and extended this further with some excellent defence and attack play to win their game 13-4. 

STOP PRESS...Netball Result just in

On Wednesday afternoon our U16 Netball team beat the U19 team from Tonbridge Grammar by 21 goals to 19.

Very well done to all of our students who have represented the school so brilliantly in sport this term.