Aspiring Athletes Michaelmas Success

Many of our athletes have accomplished some great sporting achievements this term.

Louisa Piper is chasing her Olympic dreams as a GB Archer, in the midst of a full training load as she strives to secure her place for Tokyo. We wish her every success at this exciting time.

At the beginning of term, Alice Goldsmith was selected by the Royal Yachting Association to become a member of the Regional Training Group, Topper. Alice’s selection for this recognises her potential to progress within the British Sailing Team with the aim of gaining a place in one of their UK youth squads. This is a stepping stone towards reaching the Olympic Development Programmes. We are very proud of Alice and wish her all the best for when she gets back on the water.

Natalie O’Hara has moved to Spelthorne Gymnastics Club where she has been selected as a member of their elite acrobatics squad. She is training hard and aiming to compete in international competitions next year.

Surrey Storm is Guildford’s local super league netball team and the players provide our pupils with vital role models as well as the inspiration to play at the top level. We had a number of players trialling for their junior academies in what is always an extremely competitive process. We are incredibly proud of the following pupils who have made the Surrey Storm squads and County teams:

Storm U17: Abi Barnett, Sabine Coombs

Storm U19 Long Squad: Hope Campbell, Marlene Lange, Chloe Swan

Marlene Lange has also been selected for the U19 England Long Squad. We are thrilled for her and wish her the best of luck with this exciting adventure!

On the lacrosse field we have had an all-time high number of pupils invited to the England Academy. The programme starts at the regional level moving through to the national academy. We also have a number of pupils who have made the U19 Wales squad. Well done to all of those involved.