Queen Anne’s Sports News
Monday 26th November 2018
A round-up of all the latest sports news in the week commencing Monday 26 November 2018.
Sport in Mind
Neil Harris from the charity Sport In Mind was in last week, on his quest to complete 100 sports in a year. He participated in dance fit, yoga and rowing in senior PE on Wednesday.
He was taught some basic gymnastics moves on Thursday and then had a fencing lesson on Friday!
Some of you may have spotted him at the Christmas Fair trying to get a photo in the snow.
Thank you to all the students who have helped so far.
The U12s and U14s competed against The Abbey in a swim gala midweek. They were racing against seasoned club swimmers and the standard was high. The U12s and U14As lost, but the U14Bs snatched a win in the very last race.
There were also swim fixtures against Downe House this week for the U15 and U12 squads.
Mr Blunts’ words were: “It was a tough week at the office for ‘Swim QAS’ but the girls held their own with lots of good individual wins and quality swimming strokes.”
Swim Gala v The Abbey:
U12s: lost 27-16
U14s: lost 14-7
U14Bs: won 9-8
Swim fixture v Downe House
Commended: Harriet S (L5), Ruby M (L5), Olive R (L5)
Commended: Alice R (L4)
This week the Senior 1st tennis team travelled to St. Marys Ascot to play in the first round of the Senior Schools Aegon Tennis competition.
The girls had been drawn to play both St. Mary’s A and St. Mary’s B teams and put on an outstanding display of tennis, playing some fantastic points.
Aegon Tennis Team:
Annabelle R (U6), Lucy E (L6), Abigail S (U6), Sophia H (U5)
1sts: lost 8-4 v St. Mary’s Ascot A
Commended: Abigail S (U6)
1sts: won 12-0 v St. Mary’s Ascot B
Commended: Sophia H (U5)
James Cousins Dance Workshop
GCSE and A Level dance students took part in a James Cousins dance workshop, with a focus on a new style of contemporary dance; contact contemporary. They encountered many challenges whilst working with this new dance style; they had to perform trust falls in a group and roll over each others’ backs.
The workshop helped them to gain many skills and ideas for their own choreography such as new lifts, that will provide a highlight in performances. It also helped them gain a better understanding of their set work and the choreography of the dance.
Ski Race Team
Following the success of her two coaching sessions, four-time Olympian, Chemmy Alcott, has launched our Queen Anne’s School ski team.
Over the past two Sundays Chemmy has run training sessions for up to 20 girls from L4 to U5. In her words she was ‘blown away’ by the standard of the skiing and the progression over the two weeks, as the girls put on their race faces and attacked the slalom. It was also great to hear her comment on how polite, enthusiastic and motivated all the girls were. Without exception every girl improved their times after four hours of coaching over the two weeks.
Chemmy has now invited the group to join her in the snow at one of her race training camps in Switzerland before Christmas and over the New Near. We will also be running further local training in January and February for all girls who want to.
A small team will be selected to represent Queen Anne’s at the Artemis Inter-Schools Challenge in Pila, Italy in March 2019. More news on that will follow. Next year we hope to enter more teams into more races!
In the meantime if you would like more information about the QAS ski team or would like to get involved please contact Nicola Burley, the Director of Sport.
This week the lacrosse teams travelled to Berkhamsted, who are regular winners of National Schools Lacrosse Championships and we knew they were going to be tough competition.
Here are the full results:
Lacrosse Matches V Berkhamsted
1sts: lost 7-4
Players’ Player: Emma H (U6)
Commended: Evie H (L6), Alex G (U6)
2nds: lost 13-4
Players’ Player: Charlotte D (L6)
Commended: Emily D (U5), Amelia F (U5)
3rds: lost 16-3
Players’ Player: Maddie B (U5)
Commended: Eve L (U5), Georgie W (U5), Ellie T (L6)
U15As: lost 10-1
Player’s Player: Amy I (L5)
Commended: Amelie H (l5), Sophie B (L5), Harriet S (L5)
U15Bs: drew 7-7
Players’ Player: Kate L (L5), Aimee L (L5)
Commended: Blair F (L5), Orla W (L5)
U14As: lost 11-8
Players’ Player: Lucy B (U4), Millie B (U4)
Commended: Flo C (U4), Amelia S (U4), Emma B (U4)
U14Bs: lost 12-5
Players’ Player: Ruth T (U4)
Commended: Luisa B (U4)
U14Cs: lost 5-4
Players’ Player: Gabby H (U4), Angel N (4)
Commended: Amelie J (U4), Annie A (U4)
U13As: won 6-4
Players’ Player: Lara R (4), Katie L (4)
Commended: Grace J (4), Alice B (4)
U13Bs: won 7-2
Players’ Player: Bex L (4), Lucy T (4)
Commended: Melissa J (4), Emma C (4)
U12As: won 6-4
Players’ Player: Sasha B (L4)
Commended: Nellie D (L4), Holly D (L4), Hannah S (L4)
Spare a thought for those girls who then competed on Sunday in the second weekend of Supercounties:
Holly B (L5), Lauren R (L5), Georgina L (L5), Amy I (L5), Olive R (L5), Millie B (U4), Hettie W (U4), Emma B (U4), Poppy W (U4), Flo C (U4)
Emily O (L6)
Evie H (L6)
Hannah K (L6)
Georgina R (L6)