Twelve Y11 girls from QEGS played their first ever 5 a side football games against Caistor Yarborough Academy on Tuesday 28th January. The girls were very excited to play and didn’t disappoint, from the start of each match both QEGS teams were a force to be reckoned with in attack resulting in a hat-trick for Ellie Clay (QEGS A) and Chloe Pickering (QEGS B), however the top scorer was Grace Lunn with an incredible 5 goals! Charlotte Kilby, Sarah Bhatti and Katie Mankelow also got on the score sheet with one goal each. This couldn’t have been achieved without their fellow team mates though, (Amy Bunting, Megan Flood, Kirsty Gladding, Claire Patrick and Emily Thompson). Whilst in goal Chelsea Goddard, the goalkeeper for QEGS A, kept a clean sheet after many spectacular saves. As a result both teams emerged victorious with QEGS A winning 9-0 and QEGS B winning 6-1.
The girls were a credit to QEGS throughout, they demonstrated teamwork, fine skills and an unwavering determination to win. They are already planning the next 11-aside game against local schools - will even more goals be scored?! They all thoroughly enjoyed the experience especially as girls football isn’t always a popular and prioritised activity in their age group. The girls would like to say a massive thank you to Mrs Fieldsend, “the best manager any team could want”. They couldn’t have achieved all of this without her enthusiasm and drive to get them to play. Well done to all that took part.
Match report by captain Grace Lunn and team members.
Annabell Sanderson competed in the pony premiere show at Aintree. She finished 4th out of 54 starters in the Hickstead JC qualifier just missing out on a qualifying place. This was a fantastic achievement as it was her first time competing at that level.
The Y7&8 Girls Football team have had a fantastic term. QEGS hosted a 7-a-side football tournament for Y7&8 girls in October. Over 60 girls from 8 different schools were playing football, competing and representing their schools. We had 15 players representing the school and the QEGS A Team emerged as winners with the QEGS B Team narrowly missing out on 3rd place to finish 4th.
The 15 players were in action again in November, playing in the Utilita Girls Cup held at Lincoln City FC. The girls were playing teams from Lincolnshire and one team from Nottinghamshire. All players were a credit to the school and showed fine skills, commitment and resilience throughout their games. The QEGS A Team (consisting of mostly Y7 players) battled hard against much bigger and stronger opponents, however they emerged as champions. They are now through to the Regional Finals!
On Friday 6th December, 50 students from Years 7 to 11 embarked on Louth to take part in the District Cross Country Championships. After several years of the event being hosted at Hubbards Hills, this year it was moved to Louth Athletics Club, so the students were eager to get their early to walk around the course to familiarise themselves with their new surroundings.
After seeing the course, the students were in confident spirits and were looking forward to challenging themselves on the new course. The students were unfazed by the 40m uphill sprint to the finish line coupled with the gloomy clouds that were gathering above the course at noon.
Students were aware that the top 16 finishes would automatically qualify for the next round, however many of the students were aiming for a top 10 finish or to beat their finish place from the previous year.
All students that competed ran extremely well and were a credit to the school from performing to their best, encouraging their peers as well as showing good sportsmanship at the end of their respective races.
Overall, 11 of our students successfully qualified for the County Round, which will take place on Saturday 18th January at Burghley House, Stamford. These students are:
Jess Frick (2nd) and Amelie Thorpe (5th) in Y7, Alex Frick (6th) and Harriett Emsell (7th) in Y9, Alex Dunkley (16th) in Y8, Oliver Cawston (2nd) in Y9, Oliver Cridland (13th), Oliver Fields (8th) and Lewis Janney (11th) in Y10, Matthew Spendlove (1st) and George Parkinson (4th) in Y11.