Congratulations to Libby Johnson (9Sherborne) who had major success at the recent Sussex County Championships held at K2 in Crawley, representing Chichester Cormorants Swimming Club in the 50m and 100m Butterfly. Not only did Libby finish 2nd in the finals for both races for her age group (U15) but she got a silver medal for the 50m and Bronze medal for 100m in the overall Championship for Butterfly for all girls aged 10-15.
Congratulations to Sam Machell (7Burrows) who went to Lake Garda over Easter to take part in The World’s Biggest International Optimist event. 1212 competitors from 34 countries gathered this year in Riva del Garda to join the event – a Guinness World Record! Sam and his family arrived 4 days before the competition started so Sam could join The Atlantis Academy Clinic and Coaching https://www.atlantis-academy.com/2022/11/26/garda-meeting-2023/ This involved an intense full day classroom teaching and coaching on the water. The competition was from the 6- 9th of April with four days of racing. The first two days were qualifiers (divided into start lines of groups of 200 boats). Then into Gold, Silver, Bronze, Emerald and Pearl fleets. Sam has also been selected to represent GBR at the 2023 Irish Optimist National & Open Championships to be held at Ballyholme Yacht Club, Co. Down, Northern Ireland in August.
Well done to our Year 7 and 8 boys' and girls' who have qualified for the Athletics Track and Field Cup B final on Monday 12th June as a result of finishing second and fourth in the first round. Within this event Ben Stewart (8Andrewes) broke the school record for the 800m and the shot put. We look forward to seeing Ben and the teams compete in the upcoming events.
Congratulations to Henry McPhilemy (10Sherborne) who has been selected for the London Irish Under 16 Rugby Academy. This is an outstanding achievement and we wish Henry all the best.
Well done to Amelie McGurk (12Ridgeway), Lucia McGurk (10Ridgeway), Eve Langford (10Wilson), Noah Collins (10Burrows), Dan Ellis (9Otter), Jake Laughton (9Otter), Kai Lendrum (9Burrows), Stanley Wilks (9Burrows), Leon Phiasanaxay (9Sherborne, Zach Baggott (9Andrewes), Kitty Goodband (8Andrewes), Tilly Goodband (8Andrewes), Ben Stewart (8Andrewes), Matthew Mainwaring (8Sherborne) and Elodie Hill (8King) who have been selected to represent West Sussex West in the upcoming Schools Athletics Championships. Good luck!
Well done to Josh Ward (9King) who has been selected to play for Harlequins Rugby Academy U14s team.
Congratulations to Nellie Pegg (12Burrows) and Eve Ursell (12Wilson) who were in the winning side for the Under 18s Worthing 10s rugby again this year, with teams from all over the Midlands and the South East competing.
It has been a half term full of outstanding performances and opportunities for students' in PE as we approach our busiest half term of events which includes West Sussex West Area Junior Athletics Championships, cricket festivals, interhouse rounders and cricket finishing with Sports Day at the end of the year.
Mr T Godfray, Team Leader PE