20 Sep 2019
Sporting Highlights week ending 20 September

It was an early start for our ski team at the British Schoolgirls Indoor Ski Championships held at the Snozone in Milton Keynes on Sunday 15th September. With over 150 competitors representing more than 20 schools in the Slalom event, the competition was tough and the Sherborne Girls squad of Millie (Captain), Sophie, Izzy, Alice, Anna, Charlotte and Islay did exceptionally well. The Sherborne A team won the silver medal in the Slalom Team event. After working their way through the heats and beating Wycombe Abbey B in the Open Parallel Slalom Relay Semi-Final, they were narrowly defeated by Wycombe A in the final of this event coming away with a second Silver. Congratulations to our Captain, Millie, who was crowned U19 National Schoolgirl Individual Indoor Slalom Champion.

Sherborne Girls played host to a fantastic afternoon of Lacrosse last Saturday thanks to the brilliant organisation of Mrs Spivey. The U14 and U15 teams played in a round robin of matches against St Mary’s Calne, Goldolphin and Marlborough showing tremendous enthusiasm and growing understanding of the game. The senior teams played away at St Mary’s Calne in a the Dorset and Wiltshire County tournament with the U18A team finishing in 2nd position overall and the U18B team in 3rd.

On Saturday we hosted our first major hockey block fixture of the season against Dauntsey’s School coming away with 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 loses. Many of the games were very closely contested making for an exciting afternoon of hockey for players and spectators alike. Yesterday the 1st XI and 2nd XI played a home fixture against Clayesmore resulting in two convincing wins, the U15A lost their away match and U14A had a resounding 5-0 win. The focus in hockey training this week has been ball carrying and transfer skills and it was fabulous to see many players demonstrating an increase in confidence in this week’s fixtures.

In what always proves to be a tough competition, our girls’ badminton team tested themselves against the boys' school team in a series of 8 minute games. In an afternoon where 30 games were played, the girls team won 8, drew 1 and lost 21 games (many with only 3 points difference).