EN GARDE IN MANCHESTER
✥ Manchester High School for Girls pupil Rose Grimshaw has been picked to represent England in an international fencing competition in Wroclaw, Poland. Rose will be competing in the Under 15s team against Cadet Squads from most of the leading fencing nations and elite clubs in northern Europe. Rose has been fencing for the past fi ve years and trains at Stockport Sword Club and Stockport Tigers.
Rose said: “I love the adrenalin and excitement of competitions so I’m really looking forward to the tournament. If I do well, I have a good chance of being selected into the Under 17s GB team in the near future.”
DRESSAGE DREAMS COME TRUE
✥ Sheffi eld High pupil Erin Williams has retained the prestigious British Dressage Supporters Club Trophy for another year at the 2013 European Pony Championships in Arezzo, Italy. Winning a bronze in her last season, Erin is hoping to continue her success at this summer’s European Junior Championships in July, also in Arezzo. “Winning the British Dressage Supporters Club
Trophy was such an honour,” Erin said. “It’s a wonderful fi nale to a great season. Now I’m aiming for selection to the European Junior Team this year and hopefully helping GB bring home a long-awaited team medal.”
FUN AT THE FUTSAL
✥ A talented team of Year 7 pupils from St Dominic’s Priory School in Stone recently become Champions at the Stafford & Stone Futsal Tournament.
Futsal is an exciting and fast-paced version of football which is usually played indoors on a smaller pitch. It includes hockey- sized goals and a size 4 ball with a reduced bounce. Playing skilful, controlled football, the girls from St Dominic’s beat Walton Priory, King Edward’s and Sir Graham Balfour, and drew with Stafford Sports College on the way to the title.
WELSH WELCOME FOR NEW LACROSSE CAPTAIN
✥ Annabel Wright, St Mary’s Calne’s 1st Lacrosse Team Captain and ‘Head of Sport’, has been made Captain of U18 Wales by the Welsh Lacrosse Association for the Home Internationals.
Annabel will be representing Wales at this year's Home
Internationals where the squads will face teams from England and Scotland, battling it out to be the Best in Britain.
BADMINTON WIN FOR QUEEN’S
✥ Pupils from The Queen’s School, Chester, will now represent Cheshire in the Center Parcs National Schools Badminton Championships regional rounds. More than 31,000 children across the country in years 7-9 have taken part in the competition.
Katy Harrington, Pranika Ross, Nina
Daniels and Rozhina Rezaei represented the school at the county fi nal held in Northwich recently, playing a mixture of singles and doubles matches against four other schools. The girls won each of their matches and will now represent Cheshire in the North West regional fi nal.
It’s been a season of amazing sporting achievement for girls in independent schools right across the UK. Here’s a selection of stars of the future
Thanks to Rachel Kerr from the GSA for her help with this feature
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