Sports News – June 2017

Since our last Sports update, many exciting things have happened in a short space of time:

Triathlon

The Triathlon Club is going strong and First Stride Events hosted their first triathlon at Manor House School in early June with many of our girls taking part and loving the experience. The event was a big success and the next triathlon will be held on Sunday 2 July.

Golf

Golf has been introduced in the summer term as a free club to girls in Years 4-8 initially.  The lessons have been delivered by PGA Golf Professional, Joanne Taylor, who holds a Level 3 Certificate in Golf Coaching as well as being a Titleist Certified Instructor.  Jo has been supported by Caroline Hardy-Evans, the Surrey Golf Development Officer for Golf England.

Match Success  

We have celebrated many match successes.  Our Rounders teams won against Eastwick Junior School, Rowan Preparatory and City of London Freemen’s and the U15A team came third in their District Tournament.

Our U14 Tennis team also enjoyed a successful evening against St Teresa’s, Effingham.  Additionally, our Juniors have benefited from competing in Tennis matches and learning how to play and score.

Athletics

Our Athletics teams have been very effective with the Juniors taking part in a match against Rowan Preparatory where our Year 5 and Year 6 team won.  Year 5 also came second in a Relay Competition at Notre Dame School.

The Junior Athletics Club members recently enjoyed an Athletics Experience Evening at St Catherine’s, Bramley where they had a go at a run, a jump and the quoit and rounders ball throw, which was great fun.

The Senior Athletics team went to Epsom College for a fixture against Hurstpierpoint, Epsom and Eastbourne College and our U14 team won.  Our U13 team also won against St. Teresa’s, Effingham and Notre Dame School.

After coming a close third at the District Athletics, some of our girls were selected to represent Central Surrey at the Surrey Schools Championships.  The best result of the day was from Verity Pinnington-Jones who was second in the High Jump and was therefore selected to represent Surrey at an Inter County match.

Girls from Years 4-8 took part in the West Surrey Prep Schools Athletics Championships against seventeen other schools.  There were wins from Elin Roberts in the 100m and High Jump,  Second places from Elin, Verity Pinnington-Jones, Naomi Townend, Alice Pidgeon, and Jessica Haines and third places from Verity Pinnington-Jones, Ella Stephens, Jessie Schindler and our U11 and U13 relay teams.

Elin, Naomi and Alice have all been selected to represent West Surrey at the National Prep Schools finals in Birmingham.  Although too young to be selected automatically, Elin gained her place as she was faster than the winner in the Year 6, 100m.

Netball

Verity Pinnington-Jones and Naomi Townend attended trials for the Surrey Storm U14 Academy. Out of two hundred girls from around the country they both reached the final sixty.  From there Naomi went on to be selected for the Academy, so big congratulations to her.

Football

Elin Roberts has had a successful time with her football team.  After winning the South East Regional Tournament they went on to compete in the National Finals and came an impressive fifth!

Manor House School, Bookham