6 December 2021

Image of KGS Girls Sport - A Review of the Autumn Term

It has certainly been a busy start to the academic year for girls' sport.

Tennis & LTA National Finals at Bolton Arena

As the traditional tennis season closed in September, the KGS girls continued their pursuit to the regional tennis finals held in Sunderland during October half term. Success in Sunderland secured them a place at the LTA national Finals at Bolton Arena this weekend were they competed against the top in the country for a national ranking and title.

It was never going to be easy and Saturday started with Culford School for Girls. The occasion was huge and required nerves of steel as the singles matches opened the tournament. Hannah Culshaw was first up and whilst she played amazingly well, the Culford player had the upper hand throughout defeating Hannah 0:6. Next up was Mia Tinsley. From the start Mia worked incredibly hard around the court winning various points and taking most matches to deuce. Unfortunately Mia narrowly lost the set but had certainly got any nerves out of her system. Freya Peet was next on court demonstrating some top class tennis for all to see. Freya’s performance secured the first victory of the day with a 6:4 win. Yandy Shek was the final singles game of the morning and it was crucial that she secured a victory if KGS were to have any sniff of victory overall. An amazing performance secured a 6:2 which left the score at 2:2 going into the doubles.

Matilda Loggenberg and Mia Tinsley were up first and secured a convincing victory as did second pair Peet and Shek resulting in a win overall for KGS.

The afternoon matches were against Prior Park College. Once again the singles matches were close and down to the wire in terms of scores overall. Once again the singles finished at 2:2. Matilda Loggenberg and Tinsley were up first. Some amazing tennis and killer shots from both players resulted in a terrific victory leaving the final doubles match of the day to Peet and Shek. Another great match and victory for the pair led to a tie break shoot out as both teams were level on points. Shek paired with Tinsley to ‘shoot out’ in a doubles in what turned out to be a very close game. Unfortunately KGS lost out resulting in a Prior Park victory overall.

At the start of Day 2, KGS were top of the leaderboard on games with all to play for against Repton School.

The day started well with a very positive performance from Culshaw in the singles racking up three games but unfortunately losing out 3:6 to a top opponent. Tinsley was up next and although she went 1:3 she kept her cool and clawed back the games to take a 6:3 victory. Freya Peet saw off her opponent quickly with a 6:0 win followed by Shek in a highly competitive game winning 6:2.

In the final doubles matches of the day, Loggenberg and Tinsley were magnificent, seeing off their opponents very quickly in a 6:0 win. The final match of the day saw Peet and Shek take on the Repton top two. Although Repton won 3 games the KGS girls came through with a 6:3 win.

An amazing weekend which saw Kirkham Grammar School crowned as the 2021 LTA National Champions – a phenomenal achievement and a first for KGS Tennis. We are all extremely proud of all 5 team members!



The 1st XI have hit the ground running with some top class matches as part of the England Hockey Tier 1 National competition. They have faced the top school in the country, Repton School, as well as Sedbergh School, Trent College, Oakham School and Cheadle Hulme, demonstrating excellent skill and game play throughout. On top of this they have enjoyed a very competitive Saturday fixture list taking them far and wide to compete against the best.

The 2nd XI and U16 XI have also competed within a strong pool of teams. The 2nd XI took on the prestigious Millfield School whilst the U16 squad competed in the U16 Tier 1 England Hockey National Competition which was highly competitive.

The U14 and 15 squads have competed in some excellent fixtures resulting in positive results all-round. Games against Wakefield, Cheadle Hulme, Kings Chester, Withington Girls, Stockport Grammar School and The Grammar School at Leeds to name just a few.

The junior sides have also had a very busy start. The U12 A and B teams are undefeated so far this term tallying no less than 70 goals between them. The U13 squad have also experienced much success and look forward to their National Mini Hockey Competition in the new year.

Cross Country

The cross country squads have also been on top form with the U13 team finishing third in the Sedbergh invitation run and second at the St Mary's Hall competition, with Aimee Harling finishing second individually.


In the pool, the swim team have competed against QEGS Blackburn coming out victorious in all age groups and Hutton Grammar School. The swim season will continue into next term.

KGS Hockey Teams 2021-22


Tags: Sports 2021-2022