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Sporting Highlights

Guildford High School are rated as the number one girls school in the country for sporting achievement by the National School Sports Magazine (which is measured by the number of National Schools Championship titles won).

Each academic year brings its own array of trophies, medals and titles which reflect the dedication, ability and team work of our young sportswomen. 

Last year, team medal winning performances were attained in Badminton, Biathlon, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Fencing, Lacrosse, Netball, Rowing, Show Jumping and Swimming. Additionally, individual girls have gained notable success at national or regional level in Athletics, Archery, Badminton, Climbing, Cricket, Cross Country, Fencing, Hockey, Lacrosse, Kayaking, Netball, Show Jumping, Tennis and Swimming.

In the summaries below we have highlighted just some of the successes of recent years.

RECENT SUCCESSES 2018-19

Mrs Louise Stone, GHS Executive Director of Sport, has been awarded an MBE after 21 years of service at Guildford High School, for her services to Education.

School Sports magazine has named Guildford High School as ‘the most successful sporting girls school in the country’ (issue 70), after being in the top four of School Sports Magazine’s exclusive top 100 sports schools for five consecutive years.

NETBALL
The Netball squads have had a successful start to the academic year with a few girls selected for the Surrey County and Surrey Storm Player Development Pathways in Netball. The U14 and U16 Netball teams have played some superb Netball to make it through to the London and South East Regional Rounds. In addition, the Second Netball team achieved Plate Winners at the Senior Surrey Schools Lacrosse Tournament.

LACROSSE
The Lacrosse teams have continued their excellence; the First Lacrosse team competed in the South Schools Tournament and took home the runner-up prize in the Plate Final. The U15 Lacrosse team were also crowned Surrey Champions for the fourth consecutive year - an outstanding record.
 
Two Lacrosse teams entered in the U19 South Schools Tournament - after qualifying for the Championship Cup, they placed 2nd overall in the South of England. The U15 Lacrosse teams played in the Surrey County Tournament - for the fourth year in a row, the A team have been crowned Surrey County Champions.
GYMNASTIC
Gymnastics has been outstanding with several wins in Floor 7 vault. The U15 and U19 teams were crowned Surrey Floor and Vault Champions, making it through to the ISGA National Finals where they placed 2nd nationally. The U13, U15 and U19 team Gymnasts competed in the Surrey Schools Tumbling Competition where they scored higher results than ever before - the U13 team came 2nd, the U15 team came 5th and the U19 team were crowned champions! Alongside these amazing results, a dedicated gymnast took part in the International Gymnastics Festival in Gran Caneria where her team came 2nd.

SKIING
In late September 2018, the GHS Ski team competed in the BISS National Schools Ski Championships, finishing 1st place in U14 with the A team finishing third. The GHS Ski team also had yet another successful trip to the 59th British Schoolgirls’ Ski Races in Flaine. This year GHS took the largest team of ski racers to the championships with 15 senior girls, where individuals placed 5th, 8th and 10th.  Success continues in the BISS National Indoor Snow Series where individual girls placed 1st and 2nd in U14, 1st in U16 and 3rd in U18. In the Surrey Schools Dry Racing, the U14A team came 2nd, U18 team placed 4th, with girls leaving with an Individual winning of 2nd place in individual fastest midi and 4th place in fastest combined time.

SWIMMING
The GHS swimmers have continued their success with the Swimming squad, of over 75 girls, having maintained their unbeaten record of 16 years of inter-school galas. The Senior Freestyle Swimming team also took home Bronze medals at the National Schools Swimming Finals held at the Aquatic Centre in London. One GHS girl competed as a Backstroke Swimmer in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and has been selected as a podium potential swimmer at the Tokyo 2020 and/or Paris 2024 Olympics.

ATHLETICS AND CROSS COUNTRY
The Junior Cross Country team made it through to the National Schools Finals where they competed well against a very competitive field. Three GHS athletes competed at the Surrey County Combined Athletics Championships, with individual girls placing 7th in U13, 7th in U15, and 1st in U18. The GHS Cross Country team competed in the first round of the English Schools Cross Country Championships and all performed well, with the Junior and Inter teams both qualifying for the regional finals. The Junior and Inter ESAA Track and Field teams also competed in the Newcastle National Finals, with the Inter team finishing in 5th place and the Junior team finishing 4th. GHS had two National Champions at the NSPA Prep School Finals in Birmingham for High Jump and 800m, as well as individual girls placing 2nd in Triple Jump, 3rd in Javelin, and 3rd in Hurdles. The Cross Country teams also competed in the ESAA Cross Country National Finals and placed 5th overall.

ROWING
GHS achieved four Gold medals in the Schools Indoor Rowing League, with Sixth Formers remaining untouchable throughout the season to win Gold in both the fours and eights, therefore crowned League Champions for 2017.

GOLF
It has been an excellent start to the Golf season, with the Senior team coming 7th overall at the British Schools Golf Junior Ladies Open at Sunningdale Heath Golf Club. Individually, girls have represented GHS at the annual Cranleigh Gold Tournament and placed 1st in the U15 and 5th in the U13.

HORSE RIDING
The GHS Show Jumping team are 8th in the country in the 95cm class following a great meet in the National Finals in early November 2018. The GHS Horse Riding team entered a show jumping competition at Merrist Wood and came away having qualified for the National Finals. Girls represented Surrey in The National Schools’ Equestrian Association (NSEA) County Championships held at Bury Farm in Hertfordshire, in which they placed 4th, 5th and 10th in show jumping. The team have also competed at the Dressage National Plate Finals and came 3rd and 4th individually in the Prelim test.

ARCHERY
Archery success has debuted with an individual recruitment for the GBR Senior Archery Team, at the Shanghai and Antalya legs of the Archery World Cup, joint by ex-pupil. Both are members of the five strong GBR Olympic National Women’s Squad, which hopes to secure Tokyo Olympic quota places for GBR at the World Championships next year.

PISTOL
Three girls competed in the Surrey Pistol Championships this term and came 6th overall.

FOOTBALL
Football continues to grow in popularity at GHS - the U15 and U18 teams took part in a national 7-a-side tournament at Charterhouse, where the U15 team were crowned winners and the U18 team took home 2nd place.

AQUATHLON AND BIATHLON
GHS hosted a Schools Aquathlon in September where Guildford High School were crowned champions. There were fantastic results at the South East Schools Modern Biathlon Championships in October - the U12 team came third, the U13 team came 1st, the U14 team came 2nd, the U16 team came 1st and the U17 team produced the top three athletes of the day, meaning all teams qualified for the National Finals! At the National Finals, the U13s team placed 6th, U14s team placed 2nd and the U16s and U17s placed 5th. The U13 team did extremely well placing 1st at the qualifying round, with an individual girl awarded 1st place!

TENNIS
Tennis continues to make progress, with individual players having recently taken part in the Scottish Nationals and the U14 Nationals Tournament in Nottingham. Alongside this, certain players have been ranked No.2 in the UK at U12 and No.1 in Surrey and in the South East at U12.

FENCING
GHS entered two teams into the British Schools Team Fencing National Championships earlier this year. The Year 10 team won a Gold and the Year 9s earned Bronze in the foil event. Furthermore, the Year 10 team won a Gold in the Epee matches. One of the GHS girls is currently ranked 1st in the U15 and 1st in the U17 (Cadetes) Fencing. She won the England Youth Championship title and has been selected to represent the UK in the GB-nominated international Cadetes circuit.

JUDO AND MARTIAL ARTS

Several girls choose to compete individually in Judo and Martial Arts. Our GHS Judo champion won Gold at the British Judo Championships to become the 36kg British Judo Champion 2018. Another girl won the Grand Champion title for her 1st Dahn Black Belt at the Kuk Sool Martial Art tournament in Liverpool.

RECENT SUCCESSES 2017-18

NETBALL
The Netball squads have made an excellent start to the academic year – the U14 and U16 teams are through the Regional round of Nationals. A few of the girls have also been selected for either the Surrey County or Surrey Storm Player Development Pathway. 

LACROSSE
The Lacrosse teams have continued to wow at GHS with the 1st Lacrosse team competing in the South Schools Tournament, a tournament consisting of the top 12 schools in the South of England. They beat reigning National Schools Beneden. A very impressive performance! The U15A team have also won the Surrey Schools Cup tournament for the fourth consecutive year – an absolutely outstanding record!

GYMNASTICS
The GHS U15 Gymnastics team have been crowned Surrey Floor and Vault Champions and are also through to ISGA National Schools Finals in all teams. A huge congratulations is also due to the U19 Gymnastics team who are also Surrey Floor and Vault Champions for the second year in a row. 

SKIING
Some of the Ski team have been selected for the England Schools’ Ski Squad and have been invited to train with the England School’s Junior Squad and National Schools Snowsports Squad. 

CROSS COUNTRY
The ESAA Regional Round for School’s Cross Country saw GHS compete against the top 12 South East schools. The Junior Cross Country team did extremely well and are through to the National School Finals. 

SWIMMING
The GHS swim teams have raised their game and certainly did not disappoint, winning Bronze medals at the National Swimming Finals earlier this year. 

ROWING
A fantastic performance at the Schools Indoor Rowing League with the Senior Relay team winning gold on both fours and eights events and so become the overall league champions for 2017.  

HORSE RIDING
The GHS Show Jumping team performed superbly at the National Finals, placed 8th in the country in 95cm class. 

ARCHERY
Fantastic results were achieved by one of our girls, winning an individual bronze and a team Gold medal in the Junior European Champions earlier this year. 

PISTOL
Venturing into a new sport, some of our girls competed in the Surrey Schools Pistol Championships, coming 6th overall. Well done girls!  
 

SPORTING SUCCESSES 2016-17

NETBALL
The Netball squads have had a brilliant start to the season - the U14 team and the 1st team were victorious at the Surrey Tournament and are through to the National Finals; the 1st team also made it through to semi-final in the Independent Schools Netball Cup and the semi-final of the ISNC tournament; and the U15A team won the Invitational Tournament at Lingfield Notre Dame. GHS dominated the Surrey Netball Finals, winning the U13, U14 and U16 age groups, with the U15 and 1st team finishing runners up. The U14 and 1st Netball teams played some stunning Netball at the National Finals. resulting in the 1st team finishing a superb 5th in the country and the U14s finishing an outstanding 2nd in the country.

LACROSSE
The Lacrosse teams have continued their excellent start to the season - the U14A team won the Surrey Cup and the U14B team won the Surrey Plate, while the 1st team won the South East Championships and the 1st team and U13 team won their Surrey Tournaments. The U12A, B and C teams played in their first Surrey tournament, the U12A team won the Cup and the U12B team won the Plate trophy. The Lacrosse teams had an incredible finale to the season with the U13s and U14s becoming National Champions. Along with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd senior teams all reaching the semi-finals. A very impressive performance! 

GYMNASTICS
The GHS Gymnastics teams have made an excellent start to the academic year, being crowned U19 Surrey Floor and Vault champions, as well as U13 and U9 Surrey Tumbling Champions. The U15 team also came 2nd at the Surrey Floor and Vault Competition. The U13 Gymnastics team competed in the Surrey Schools Floor and Vault Competition against 15 other schools. Overall the team came second, missing out on first place by only one point. The girls had some excellent results at the ISGA National Finals; the U13 and U19 teams both came 4th, plus individual U19 champion, and GHS were the 3rd highest scoring team overall. The U19 A and B teams were also runners-up at the Surrey Sports Acro Competition. The U13 Surrey Schools Novice Individual Competition involved six Year 7 gymnasts who all performed their set floor routine and vaults brilliantly achieving good scores and taking home 1st, 2nd and 4th places.

SKIING
The ski team took the title at the U14 ESSkiA National Dry Slope Championships. At the British Schoolgirls Ski Racing in Flaine, the A team came a combined 10th position overall out of 50 teams and the B team came 31st. These were very credible results in an experienced and talented field.

BIATHLON
The U12, U13, U15 Biathlon teams were winners in the qualifying rounds of the National Modern Biathlon Finals, resulting in 21 individual qualifications. The girls performed incredibly well at the Finals, achieving the following results: U12 - 5th and 8th individual places; U12A team 2nd; U12B team 3rd; and U15 11th and 16th individual places. The girls also performed well at the National Finals of the Schools Biathlon Championships, taking home the U15 trophy, runners-up in U13 and 3rd in U12, as well as the individual U12 title.

CROSS COUNTRY
At the ESAA National Schools Cross Country Finals, the U13 team came 13th with an individual 13th place and the U15 team came 4th, with individual 4th and 6th places. GHS hosted a new Cross Country Relay and performed incredibly well with the U13, U14 and U15 teams taking 1st place, while the Senior team came 3rd.

TRIATHLON
During the October half term break, 34 girls attended a triathlon camp with much enjoyment and success!

BADMINTON
The Badminton teams performed incredibly well at the County Badminton Tournament, with both the U14 and U16 team coming second in the county.

SWIMMING
The GHS swim teams won all age groups and overall trophy at the District Gala. In addition, the Intermediate and Senior teams won the group titles at the Surrey Individuals, as well as taking the overall trophy.

ROWING
A fantastic performance at the National Indoor Junior Rowing Championships; the Senior Relay team were crowned National Champions, along with individual placings of silver and three other top 10 finishes. 

GOLF
The positive and motivated attitude of the golf team has been ever-present at all training sessions, matches and tournaments this season. The team has successfully participated in the Cranleigh Tournament, Handicap Championship Trophy, Southern Schools Golf Championships and the HG Trophy. 

FENCING
The dedication and focus continues to shine off the GHS fencers’ épée as they continue to dominate on the piste. All girls competed in either the British or English Youth Championships; particular successes include Gold in the U13 Épée English Youth Championships, Bronze in the U14 Foil at the British Youth Championships and 6th place in the U18 Foil British Youth Championships.

HORSE RIDING
The GHS Show Jumping team performed superbly at the NSEA Equestrian Show Jumping Competition, with 1st place in the 80cm class. In the 90/95cm class, the girls rode well and overall, the team’s performances meant that they qualified for National Finals.

TENNIS
2016-17 has seen another busy and successful season on the Tennis court with over 104 girls representing the school. The U13 and U12 players began the season positively with some convincing wins at the PGS invitational tournament. Additionally, they managed to clinch the title at the 47th Invitational Tournament at Cranleigh, a feat which has not been achieved by Guildford High for over 10 years! The U14, U13 and U12 League teams topped their groups this term; qualifying for County Finals. The standard was superb and all girls involved should feel suitably proud of their commendable result, finishing 4th, 3rd and 4th in Surrey respectively.

ATHLETICS
Fantastic results were achieved in Athletics this year, including at the ESAA National Finals, the District Sports, the Prep Schools National Finals, the Inter-Counties Championships and the English Schools Cup Final. Well done, girls!

Alongside these competitive achievements, ‘sport for all’ thrives at GHS.  Sporting clubs range from Recreational Swimming and Taekwondo, to Yoga, ‘Fitness for Life’ and Golf, offering opportunities for fun and fitness and providing a sound starting block from which gifted and talented athletes emerge.  Read more about sport at Guildford High School