Avon Cross-Country Championships – Kingswood School, Bath, Saturday 16 January
The scene was set with a beautiful crisp, frosty yet sunny winters’ morning.
Our selected runners were eager yet slightly nervous. All performed admirably in their various races.
In the Junior Girl’s race all three girls put in spirited performances. Freya King finished in 16th place, Indeigh Winterson in 20th and Amber Spillane 22nd.
Our Junior Boy, Matt Fisher, also ran well and finished a highly creditable 13th of a strong field.
The Intermediate Girls race was a tough one – there was a predominance of regular club runners. Clara Mann ran very determinedly and finished in 28th place, while Imogen Moroney showed dogged determination, maintained a place near the front throughout the race and finished a fabulous 3rd .
On the back of this result, Imogen has been selected to represent Avon at the South West Cross-Country Championships at Pittville Park in Gloucestershire.
Our congratulations go to all these runners. It was a pleasure to watch them perform. A further pleasing aspect of the morning was the student’s support for one another during the course of the morning. Those who had competed waited to support those yet to run and then congratulated them at the end of their races. Great team spirit which made us proud.
Head of PE Faculty
U15 Netball v Broadoak Wednesday 20 January. Sidcot 20 – 4 Broadoak
The U15s played a fast paced and skilful game on Wednesday at home.
They were focused and determined from the start. Their passing had pace and there was good movement off the ball. They dominated the play causing Broadoak a lot of problems in midfield and defence. The opposition did not give up and fought hard for possession. Sidcot managed to use cross court play effectively to keep the ball away from the opposition’s hands. Even with a few changes in the last quarter with students playing in less familiar positions they still managed to gain a lot of the possession and still scored more than Broadoak. It was a good first game enabling the players to get into a good rhythm and play together as a team.
Player of the match: Lizzie Dolley
U16 Netball v Broadoak School, Wednesday 20 January: Sidcot 13 – 3 Broadoak
The U16 netball girls took to the court in what proved to be much light relief from the pressures of their mock exams. They enjoyed a fine victory against local opposition Broadoak, playing some sublime netball, especially in the first quarter. Leading by a very comfortable ten goal advantage meant some crucial positional changes were necessary to avoid a complete white wash. This enabled all the girls to experience some new and interesting playing positions, something which hopefully will benefit them in future games.
With a more balanced playing arena, Broadoak established better rhythm to their game and despite losing eventually by thirteen goals to three, they went away feeling that they had at least competed well. One major difference between the two teams was in their shooting, with Izzy Fowles and Maddy Hann rarely missing. However, Millie Heslington also contributed well, surprising herself with some accurate and decisive netting of the ball from difficult angles.
On Saturday they will face much sterner opposition in Stonar School, but hopefully they can reproduce their current form to impress on court.
Player of the match: Izzy Fowles