S. Anselm's

A full boarding and day school for boys and girls from Nursery to 16

Girls Games Weekly Update

Girls Games Weekly Update

Wednesday saw us travelling to Abbotsholme to play two matches on their impressive ‘Tiger Turf’ astro. The U13A girls had a close, exciting game, drawing 4 – 4; with the Abbotsholme U14 goal keeper being particularly impressive and adept at stopping their shots on target. The U12A team had faced a tough opposition earlier in the term when they played Abbotsholme’s U13 squad and were expecting another hard game, as Abbotsholme finished a place above us in last week’s Denstone hockey tournament. However, the girls demonstrated amazing fire power and super stick skills, to easily win this game 11 – 1; with Phoebe scoring 4, Katie 3, Isobel 2, Niamh 2. Well played everybody but especially Phoebe who was ‘player of the match’ for this game.

This week there is an U8 Indoor Hockey Festival on Tuesday afternoon in our sports hall; our U12A and a mixed U12/13B team will be away at Terra Nova, on Wednesday and we will be completing some swimming time trials in preparation for next week’s swimming gala against Wellow House; so all girls in Years 3 and 4 will need their costumes, hats and goggles for games on Wednesday. Our junior girls have their hockey house matches on Saturday; for all girls in years 3, 4, 5 and 6, at the Cavendish Fields astro: DE4 3HL at 2pm. Please email donna.brailich@anselms.co.uk if your daughter does not attend the Saturday morning activity session and will be travelling directly to Cavendish Fields to meet us at 1.45pm. Two minibuses will be departing from school at 1.15pm for the rest of the girls.                                                                                                       

Tuesday 22nd November: S. Anselm’s U8 Indoor Hockey Festival, 3.20pm, home for all girls in Year 3 

Wednesday 23rd November – U12A and U12/13B v Terra Nova, away CW4 8BT, 2pm start.

Friday 25th November – NO GYM CLUB SESSIONS due to Michaelmas Concert

Saturday 26th November – Junior Inter-House Hockey, for all girls in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, at the Cavendish Fields astro: DE4 3HL, 2pm start, (please email Mrs B if you will taking your daughter directly to the Cavendish for 1.45pm)      

Looking Ahead:

Wednesday 30th November : U9, U11, U13 Swimming Gala v Wellow House, 2.30pm start, at home                    
Saturday 3rd December - S. Anselm’s U9 Indoor Hockey Festival, 10am, home, for all girls in Year 4 &
Mums v Year 8s Hockey Match, 2.30pm start on Tunbridge Pitch, followed by end of season speeches, for all girls in Year 8.

England vs New Zealand Netball International, Wednesday 2nd February, Echo Arena Liverpool

We have managed to purchase tickets for this first class match, against the world’s number 1 (New Zealand) and world’s number 3 (England). It promises to be a fast, exciting, action-packed game; providing our girls with an opportunity to see top class netball played at its best. Last year the girls went to see England play Australia at the same venue and had an amazing night! There are enough tickets for all  girl full boarders, along with all girls in years 6, 7 and 8. Please email donna.brailich@anselms.co.uk if your daughter is in Years 6, 7 or 8 and does not wish to go on the trip, so we are able to offer these tickets to the younger year groups, by Monday 28th November.


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