29 March 2022
U18 Hockey VIIs
In the Cheadle VIIs’ Tournament KGS entered two squads. Both teams progressed through the group stages seeing off Kings Macclesfield, Kings Chester, Stockport, Manchester High, Newcastle Under Lyme and Cheadle.
In the quarter finals team 1, captained by Agatha Barker-Mill, put up a great fight but unfortunately went 1-0 against a strong Kings Macclesfield side.
Team 2, captained by Libby Baxter, took on Kings Chester. Great attacking play from Amy and Dani Merrick set Jess Cole through on goal to finish the game off at 2-0 and a semi-final place.
In the semi-final KGS took on Kings Macclesfield, and although the team went a goal down early on, they fought back and won a shuffle in the ‘D’. Jess Cole converted to bring the score level but the game wasn’t over yet. A further goal from Kings Macclesfield took them back into the lead but a further two shuffle, converted by Jess Cole, secured a 3-2 victory and a place in the final for KGS.
In the final, KGS took on Sedbergh School. KGS had plenty of chances but unfortunately couldn’t convert. One shuffle and one open play goal left the final score at 0-2 with KGS taking ‘runners up’ spot.
Swimming v Hutton Grammar School
On Tuesday 22 March, KGS competed against Hutton Grammar School in their final gala of the season. With every year group from First Year to Upper Sixth swimming, it was always going to be a great gala to complete what has been a very successful season.
The First Years got the gala started with the 4 x 1 IM (Individual Medley) with Aimee Harling and Ellis McNamee-Sloggett taking first and second place. The results just kept coming with Seth Gregson, Hailey Ballantyne, Martha Millar and Kirsty Williams all taking top spots in their events. With KGS swimming a mixed team and Hutton all boys, it was always going to be tough! As the next set of individual races got going, KGS got the upper hand with Declan Calderbank, Stan Collinson, Gordon Ballantyne and Scarlett Tushingham all taking first place and gaining valuable points for the team.
The relays were double points and there was all to play for. The First Years set the tone with two amazing team performances. The Second Years finished a close second whilst the older years all finished with top points.
A big thank you to Kirsty Williams who swam in her final gala for the school as an Upper Sixth pupil – she has been integral to the KGS swim team during her time at KGS and we wish her well in the future.