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Sports Report – 24 November 2017

Sport Whole School


NETBALL:

On 7 November Year 9 played in their District Tournament here at MSJ.

They played Hanley Castle, The Chase, Dyson Perrins and Malvern College and won all of their games to become Malvern District Champions and will now represent the District at the County round in Worcester.

Congratulations Year 9!


SWIMMING:

At the recent Midlands ISA Swimming Championships, Year 8 won their age group with some excellent, competitive swimming from the team. Also, 4 girls from MSJ have been selected to represent the Midlands at the National Championships in the Olympic Pool in London next term:

Rachel Lin in the Freestyle and Relay

Marnie Probert in the Freestyle Relay

Grace Nolan in the Freestyle Relay

Betsy Richards in the Medley Relay

Congratulations to Year 8 and these girls.


RIDING:

On Sunday 15 October 2017 Serena Capper went to Lucton School Eventer Challenge and won her 70cm class to qualify for the Hickstead Eventer Challenge in May 2018.

Well done Serena and her pony ‘Dylan the Villain’!


HOCKEY:

Our U18 indoor team recently participated in the indoor county tournament at Malvern College. The girls played very well throughout the tournament and improved in every match. An impressive penalty flick from Nicky Connell gave them the lead in the first match and in the second and third games, goals from Eleanor Houlbrooke put the opposition under pressure. Johanna Tielmann was awarded player of the tournament for her fantastic effort as goalkeeper. Johanna was outstanding and pulled off some jaw dropping saves! Despite the unfortunate loss the girls stayed focused and positive throughout. Great day had by all. 

The U16 team also played in their Indoor County Hockey Tournament. The girls  lost 2 games, drew 1 game and won 1 game, beating Bromsgrove School 5 - 0. Kiera Johnstone and Charlotte Harmer were the goal scorers with Kiera Johnstone scoring a hat-trick! The girls passed the ball around at pace and made endless goal scoring opportunities. 

Year 7 and 8 A + B teams played against The Chase. The As dominated the match throughout, resulting in a 4-1 win. Goals were scored by Tilly Woods, Teagan Taylor-Davies and 2 goals by Betsy Richards. Fikayo Ajayi was awarded Player of the Match for her fast pace ball handling skills. It was a fantastic performance! 

The Bs came away with a 2-2 draw. The girls scored 2 in the first half from Rose Taylor and Millie Dobson, but just could not hold on to the lead in the second half, resulting in a fair draw. Millie Dobson was awarded Player of the Match.

Year 10 also played The Chase and won their game 1-0 with a fantastic goal from Scarlett Rogers. The girls had the majority of possession and demonstrated a good overall performance. Scarlett Rogers was awarded Player of the Match.

The following week, our 1st team played Hereford Cathedral School. MSJ dominated the first half, putting pressure on Hereford Cathedral from the start. A great goal from Charlotte Harmer secured the lead, but Hereford Cathedral pushed hard in the 2nd half, finally equalising 1-1. The player of the match goes to Katharine Gascoigne-Wilson for her great tackles in deference and determination throughout.

On Thursday 23 November, the U11s and U13s travelled to the Lee Valley Olympic hockey stadium in London, to take part in the ISA National Hockey Team Finals. The girls won the Plate Competition! All girls demonstrated a strong performance throughout their pool matches, playing against teams from all over the country. The girls convincingly won The Plate Competition by winning all four games, with goals from Lilia Mico, Grace Earp and Charlotte Brookes. Amber Forsyth was awarded Player of the Tournament for her strength on the pitch. Congratulations to everyone who took part. What an achievement and what a venue to win in!

The U13s played very well throughout the day. After very close pool matches they qualified for the plate competition. They won all their matches to qualify for the plate final, which had to be decided by penalty shuffles! The girls unfortunately lost 2-0 on penalties however they demonstrated fantastic teamwork and positivity throughout the day and played with dedication. Erica Borwell-Fox was awarded player of the tournament. Due to other team members injury she had to play a new position. She took to this very positively and played with great determination. The girls performed extremely well and it was a great day had by all!

On Monday 27 November, Year 10 girls played in the U15 ISA Hockey Tournament at Chase Park, Cannock. The girls had a very successful day and gained 3rd place overall after some exciting matches. The girls fought hard throughout their pool matches, winning every game against Lucton, Bowbrook, Bedstone and Chase Grammar School. An unfortunate loss in the semi final meant the girls finished in 3rd place overall. Anna Hale made some fantastic saves and was awarded Player of the Tournament along with Scarlett Rogers for her unstoppable goal scoring. 



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