October PE News

Mike Slade Sports Scholarship Fund

Ask your daughter to see Miss Salen in the PE department for details and an application form to apply for this scholarship (available to sports people up to and including 17years old).

Several SWGS students have benefitted from this in the past! The money could be useful in helping your daughter access specialist coaching or offset expensive travel costs in order for her to compete around the country. She should be a dedicated performer and show potential to succeed in her sport.

Miss Salen PE Department

Netball News

U14 & U16 netball squads both played very well at the Salisbury Schools County Competition, achieving 2nd position, and now progress through to the Wiltshire round to be held at Dauntseys School on Sunday 15th November.

Well done to all Year 7 netballers who participated in the Netball Day at Salisbury High. The girls all worked hard to improve their skills during the morning coaching sessions and enjoyed putting them into action during the tournament in the afternoon.

The U13 A squad have made a fantastic start to the Salisbury netball league and are so far undefeated.

The B squad have had some tough matches against A squad teams from other schools but are improving and aiming to challenge all schools in the second round of games. (Miss Salen)

Year 7 Hockey Day

Over 50 Year 7's from across Salisbury attended the Yr 7 Hockey day at Wilton Road Astro on October 7th. All the girls enjoyed an active morning of skills and drills which were run by the SWGS Hockey Leaders. Following a brief lunch break all the schools mixed together for a tournament in the afternoon. Apart from the driving rain (which didn't let up all day) everyone had a great day and it was great to see all the schools mixing for the afternoon competition.

Schools present: SWGS, Godolphin, St Edmunds, Salisbury High & St Joseph's Thanks to all the leaders and Miss Salen.
(Miss Cassidy)

Cross Country Highlights

The cross country season has got off to a brilliant start both in the local area and in the National Cup competition. In the first Salisbury Schools race at Amesbury the minor girls came second, and the junior, intermediate and senior teams all achieved first place. At the Hudsons Field event on Tuesday 13th October South Wilts swept the board and won all age groups. Remaining dates for the schools' competition are Tuesday 10th November and Tuesday 24th November both at Laverstock, leaving SWGS at 2.15pm (to be confirmed at cross country club nearer the time). Our junior team came 3rd and intermediate team came 2nd in the National Cup competition at Clayesmore Prep School on Friday 9th October, both progressing through to the next round at Millfield Prep School on 14th November.

Many thanks to all the parents who volunteered during the cross country held at Hudsons Field - the event ran very smoothly thanks to the plentiful assistance around the course. (Miss Salen)

Hockey Leader's Award

Sixteen girls from SWGS completed a two hour intensive course in Hockey Leadership run by the Salisbury School Sport Partnership.

The girls were given the opportunity to develop their own leadership style and were given advice and tips on how to set up drills, warm up a group and officiate a game in preparation for assisting with  the Year 7 Hockey Day and the Yr 5/6 Hockey Festivals in November. All of the girls will also be given the opportunity to assist with coaching in the primary schools throughout the year.

International Taekwon-Do Federation Success

Emma Moscrop competed in the ITF British Championships and got 3 gold medals - one in sparring, one in breaking and one when she was asked to represent England in the team competition against Ireland. Her 3 golds (in sparring, breaking and sparring for the England team) on 12th October follow on from gaining a silver (sparring) in a regional competition in Trowbridge on 27th September and achieving her black belt (1st degree) on 5th September.


Created: Sunday, November 01, 2009 | School News Page

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