Sports Reports – Week Ending Friday 31 March

Sports Reports

Week Ending Friday 31 March

U12 Girls' North Somerset Hockey Tournament at Priory School, Thursday 30 March

Off the back of a very good season of hockey, these girls gave good account of themselves at this tournament. The squad had a super afternoon at this tournament – they were very keen and enthusiastic throughout and displayed all the attributes that we would expect of our sportswomen; sporting in approach, fair minded and team spirited – super!

They played four games and drew two and lost two fiercely contested efforts against Priory and Clevedon.

The squad should be proud of their performances and of their development throughout the term. They have become a solid and robust sporting unit and I look forward to their further progression in the coming seasons.

Well done to all – and much to look forward to for next season.

Player of the matches: Elsa Cardale (2), Issie Hoddell and Ella Hicks-Hurley

Rosie Bellinger
PE Faculty

North Somerset Swimming Gala, Friday 24 March at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre

A large squad of pupils represented Sidcot in the two age categories at the North Somerset Swimming Gala on Friday afternoon. Quite a few Weston Club swimmers were delighted to be competing against their friends with whom they would normally train. Once in the water however they were all extremely competitive and many of the races were very close.

Lily Arnold set the scene well in the first Individual Medley by taking a close second. Soon after, Freya King, achieved another second, in her Individual medley.

The set of Breaststroke races were our most successful, with Thomas Robbins winning his event, Will Ford coming second in his and Bethan Rees third in hers.

 Some of the most exciting racing came in the team medley. The Junior Girls gained a hard fought third place while the Inter girls achieved a second place and the Inter boys went one better by winning theirs. Louis Parker Mills had lead out in back stroke, Will Ford had won metres with a strong breast stroke, Josh Keating then maintained a good position with a fast length of Fly before Ben Bradley Wilson inched in front with a powerful length of front crawl to finish.

Luke Jowett came third in backstroke event, which was followed by two more bronze medals in the Junior girls and Junior Boys front crawl, won by Sophie Lee and Zac Tarmey respectively.

The Final squad relay was very close with the lead changing a number of times throughout the eight lengths. Sidcot finally secured a safe third place.

It was lovely to be with a team of supportive and determined individuals. Their efforts were rewarded with a bronze position overall. Thank you also to the parents who were holding their own in terms of encouragement from the stands.

Mary Dowds
PE Faculty

End of Netball Season

Round Robin Matches:

Gordano – Lost 2-7
Player of the match: Indeigh Winterson

Churchill ‘B’ – Won 8-1
Player of the match: Gretel Havercroft

Nailsea – Lost 4-5
Player of the match: Lucy Chen 

St Katherine’s – Won 6-2
Player of the match: Lucy Chen

Worle – Lost 3-0
Player of the match: Indeigh Winterson

The end of the netball season is traditionally marked by tournaments where all the North Somerset schools are invited to pitch their talents against one another. Sidcot entered the Year 10 tournament knowing that they would more than likely face the same schools who had given them some very hard fought matches throughout the previous term. However, determined to show their opposition what true teamwork and resilience looks like, all the girls saved their best performances for these games and played with real spirit and style throughout the whole afternoon. Facing the potential finalists, Gordano in their first game meant that Sidcot did not necessarily get off to the best of starts, but despite losing 2-7, the Sidcot team displayed great tenacity and flow in their passing and battling against a swirling wind, were just unlucky in their attempts on goal. 

Encouraged by this performance the girls maintained their intensity to put in a fantastic display of fast, attacking netball to overcome local opponents Churchill, extremely easily 8-1. They also nearly beat a very strong Nailsea team, just giving away a one goal advantage in the very last few minutes of the game. Boyed on, they then faced St. Katherine’s who had inflicted a heavy defeat on them just last week, at home. But, now playing with great confidence, the Sidcot girls totally dominated the game and enjoyed a decisive and satisfying win by 6 goals to 2. 

In their final pool game encounter and facing a well drilled and experienced Worle team, the opposition certainly knew they were up against a new resurgent Sidcot. In a fast paced, competitive game, the girls pushed them all the way and conceded just three goals, in what was perhaps Sidcot’s finest performance of the afternoon. Finishing in third place from a pool comprising of six teams meant that Sidcot missed out on progressing through to the semi-finals, but this was a tremendous achievement and one in which all the girls should feel justifiably proud of.

Congratulations to all involved:

Sofia Noval
Indeigh Winterson
Maddy Northcott
Harvey Panay 
Gracie Fletcher
Yasmin Sluijmers
Lucy Chen 
Gretel Havercroft
Bethan Rees    

Sue Taylor
PE Faculty

Upper Fifth and Sixth Form Gala Wednesday 29 March

The Senior Gala was a low key event held during the PASS activity time on Wednesday. A small but determined bunch of students gathered to compete for the cups. There was some very competitive swimming and some great encouragement from the onlookers.

Six Records were broken: SG Frontcrawl ; SG Individual medley and SG Backstroke were broken by Imogen Moroney. SB Backstroke; SB Individual Medley  and SB breaststroke were broken by James King.

The House shield was decided on the last relay, with one point splitting first and second.

East House were the eventual winners.

Senior Girl : Imogen Moroney

Senior Boy: James King

Mary Dowds
PE Faculty

Independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 - 18 in Somerset