Regional Academy Lacrosse Selection Success

academy selectionA week before the Regional Lacrosse Tournament, five St Mary's girls went to Cheltenham Ladies' College for a Regional Academy Assessment and we are delighted to report that they were all successful!

Girls represent National Academy and Regional Teams at the Regional Lacrosse Tournament

regional laxOn Sunday 15th April, Annabel and Ella played for the U17 England Lacrosse National Academy Team at the Regional Tournament in Nottingham.

Girls represent England and Wales at Home Internationals Lacrosse Tournament

LacrosseOn Thursday 5th April, four girls from St Mary's Calne played in the Home Internationals Lacrosse Tournament in Edinburgh, two representing England and two playing for Wales. 

New Sports Complex nears completion!

Clare BaldingWe are delighted that the building work which started in July on our new £2.55 million Sports Complex is nearing completion, with the new facility set to open on 12th May, when our Guest of Honour will be Clare Balding.

Equestrian News

Wickstead Qualifiers

 With all the wet weather over the Easter holidays, unfortunately it led to a few competition cancellations for the girls, however, with the weather improving we hope that everything will now get back on track.

 

 

 

 

Girls enjoy an 'ace' Pre-Season Tennis Training session in Palma!

Tennis PalmaOn Sunday 25th March, 24 girls flew from Heathrow to Palma for the Pre-Season Tennis Training session at Vilas Tennis Academy.

Superb Inter-Company Netball Competition

Netball JuniorsThe standard of competition at this year's Inter-Company Netball has been very impressive. These competitions are a great opportunity for the girls to play across the year groups for their Company.

Entertaining end of season Staff vs Girls Lacrosse Match

Staff LacrosseOn Tuesday 20th March, we enjoyed an exciting end of season lacrosse match between the staff and the UVI Form girls.

The 2nd Lacrosse Team brave the weather at the Nationals

Rathbones LacrosseThe 2nds braved the freezing elements for their re-scheduled Nationals Lacrosse tournament up on the hill at Rendcomb School, with the snow and wind blowing horizontally! 

Girls compete in the National Schools Cross Country Championships

Cross Country NationalsBrutal conditions greeted the athletes at Temple Newsam Park, Leeds, for the 58th Boys and 50th Girls English Schools Cross Country Championships on 17th March. With temperatures down to -8°C (with the added wind chill), gusty high winds and snow the athletes experienced some seriously difficult conditions to run in.

Victory at the U15 Area Netball Tournament!

Netball TournamentOn Wednesday 14th March, the U15A, B and C Teams competed against six schools in the U15 Area Netball Tournament, hosted by St Mary's Calne. Lots of matches were played and the standard was very high.

Rathbones National Schools Championships, 2018

Lacrosse NationalsWe had high hopes for our 1st team this year so it was hugely disappointing when the Rathbones National Schools Championships 2018 at Surrey Sports Park were postponed due to snow in early March. Fortunately the re-scheduled date on our exeat weekend was possible (albeit with two players on the Classics trip missing the first day) and we were grateful to Wycombe Abbey for hosting.

Excellent performances at the Condover Hall Netball Tour

Condover HallOn Friday 9th March, the U14 and U15 Netball Teams travelled up to Condover Hall in Shrewsbury for the annual netball tour.

Equestrian Success

maddie county qualifierMaddie (UIV Form) rose well to the challenge in a large class to finish in 6th place in the 80/85cm County Qualifier, which took place on Saturday 24th February at West Wilts Equestrian Centre.  Well done Maddie!

Director of Tennis awarded Level 5 Master Club Tennis Coach Qualification

Tennis AwardIn September 2017, I was one of nine candidates fortunate enough to have the opportunity to participate in the Level 5 Master Club Coach course. This is the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) and UK’s highest level of coaching qualification and just to participate was a tremendous honour. 

Fantastic Netball Workshop by Team Bath Academy Coach and Super League player

Netball Team BathOn 7th February, the UIV U14 Netball Teams enjoyed a Netball Workshop with Team Bath Head Academy Coach Lois Rideout and Assistant Coach and Super League Team Bath player, Asha Francis.

Great play at the South West Lacrosse Rally

lacrosse picThis year's South West Schools Lacrosse Tournament was held at Westonbirt School on 3rd February. We had four teams representing the school: U14A & B and U15A & B, playing against other teams within the region.

Top performances at the Regional Cross Country Championships

Regional Cross CountryHaving qualified at the County stage, on Saturday 3rd February our cross country runners travelled to Stover School, Devon, to participate in the South West Regional Schools Cross Country Championships.

Fantastic few days of Ski Racing in Flaine

Skiing FlaineOn Friday 26th January, eight girls flew to Geneva and then transferred to Flaine for the 56th British Schoolgirls' Ski Races.

U16 Netball Team show resilience at SW Regional Tournament

Netball FinalsThe U16 Team can be justifiably proud of the way they played at the South West National Schools' Netball Tournament on 27th January. Against the best schools in the South West region they held their own, stepping up their play and showing that they can compete at this high level.