Sport

Senior School Sport Update w/c 20 January

The Year 12 Cambridge Technical Sports Science Group were this week treated to a very interesting lecture about Motivation in Sport and Coach Education, given by Sean Cumming from Bath University. It was a fascinating insight into the world of research and programmes that give coaches the education needed to increase the productivity and personal success of their athletes. Sean had lots of exciting personal experiences to share and has given the group ideas that they can use in their coursework assignments. We hope to see him again in the near future.

It has been a busy week for fixtures. Charlie Gotke (L5) reports on the U14 boys’ hockey match on Tuesday:

“Following a tough game on Monday, the U14 boys’ hockey team took on Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School on Tuesday afternoon. In the first half it was fairly even but St Edmund’s had more chances and managed to convert their opportunities and went in at half time 2-0 up with goals from Theo Bawtree and Charlie Gotke. The second half was evenly contested with the opposition scoring late on. St Edmund’s dug deep and managed to hold on for a 2-1 win. Congratulations to Pablo who had his first game in goal and made some crucial saves.”

There was also plenty of success on the Netball courts this week. Ashford were our visitors on Tuesday afternoon and we recorded three victories out of four with some superb score lines. The U14 A team took on the Ashford U15 A team, working hard, keeping the score line close throughout. This game could have gone either way but Ashford capitalised on mistakes from our U14’s with the final score 15-17. An exciting game all round.

The U15 A team won through against the Ashford U15B team 11-6. Our U15B team won 14-1 and the U14 B team 11-0. A great start to the season.

The Senior girls were equally as impressive with resounding victories on Thursday afternoon. The final score for the 1st Vll read 33-24 and for the 2nd Vll 31-8. The 3rd Vll had a superb match ending in a 16-16 scoreline. Some steady play with increasing tactical awareness led to some excellent ball movement down the court. Amy Lawrie and Molly McCabe impressed in the 2nd Vll with Chloe Stanfield and Lizzie Bourne popping up the shots. Rebecca Reynolds, Mille Knox and Rowan Bayley were incredibly accurate and well drilled in the 1st Vll.

Finally, Molly Suckling U5, along with Tankerton U16 Girls’ Football team has qualified for the U16 girls’ Kent County Cup Final at Maidstone Football Club Stadium on March 29th, following a 3-2 victory over the Junior Reds Roses (Charlton’s Sister Club). Molly scored in the top corner with the most powerful shot her coach has ever seen her hit. It is very rare for teams from this area to qualify so huge congratulations are due.

Helena Millard, Head of Senior School Sport