Winter Nationals Swimming meet – Sheffield
Over the Christmas break, James King and Imogen Moroney both competed in the ASA Winter Nationals Swimming Meet held in Sheffield.
Imogen swam in the 800m Freestyle and did very well coming 10th in her age group.
James also did really well. He swam in three races: 100m and 200m breaststroke and 50m backstroke. James achieved PBs in both the breaststroke events and is now ranked 18th in GB, in the U16 age group for the 200 breaststroke. There are only six Lower Fifth swimmers in Great Britain who are faster than James – the swimming age is the age on the 31st December.
We wish both students further good performances in future events. A very well done to both.
Physical Education Faculty
Weston & District Netball v Royals Youth, Wednesday 13 January: Sidcot 29–20 Royals
Returning to the netball court after the Christmas break is always rather daunting for anyone, but especially so when facing a team equal on points at the top of the league. In their first encounter back in September, Sidcot were on the losing end of a very closely contested game, being edged out by a margin of three goals.
In this game, unfortunately for Royals, their late arrival penalised them hugely, giving Sidcot a ten goal margin even before the opposition stepped onto the court. With only five minutes left of the first quarter to play before Royals would have had to forfeit the game, Sidcot found themselves 12–1 up. This clearly unsettled the normally composed Royals, which Sidcot took total advantage of with some sharp shooting and dominant play.
Leading by 22–7 at half time Sidcot knew the game was won and made the serious mistake of easing off, allowing Royals to gain more momentum in their own game. Pressure from their GK and GD began to take effect on the Sidcot shooting and with the Royals diminutive GS rarely missing, they started to eat into the Sidcot lead.
Very quickly, the fortunes changed and it was now Sidcot struggling for rhythm and consistency. Royals on the other hand maintained their sharpness, speed and agility throughout, winning both of the final two quarters. Fortunately for Sidcot their earlier advantage enabled them to absorb this late pressure, eventually winning by just nine goals.
Player of the match: Beth Evans
Avon Schools Cross Country Championships, Saturday 16 January
Six of our students have successfully been selected to represent North Somerset at these Championships to be held in Bath on Saturday (Indeigh Winterson, Freya King, Amber Spillane, Matthew Fisher, Imogen Moroney and Clara Mann). Brilliant. We look forward to seeing them run.
We wish them all good performances in their races.
Head of PE faculty