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Sporting Successes for Malvern St James's Girls

Published by Malvern St James Girls' School on Monday 24th of October 2016

Lucy Walton (Year 13) finished in 6th place in the Under 21 Faldo Grand Final held at Stoke by Nayland Golf Club in Leavenheath, Colchester. The competition took place over three days, with competitors from Brazil, the Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Italy and Slovakia, as well as Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Lucy scored rounds of 76/76/73, with her final day's score being the best of the day out of all of the competitors. This is the second time Lucy has competed in the Faldo Series and she was delighted to meet Nick Faldo again and to learn from both him and his coach at bespoke coaching sessions throughout the week. Lottie Trevethan (Year 9), from Malvern, had the opportunity to meet two Rio Olympians recently at Pentathlon GB, held at the Sports Village at the University of Bath. Having secured silver medal position in the U15 category, Lottie met Bronze medallist Emily Diamond (4 x 400m relay) and Jamie Cooke, who is a very successful Modern Pentathlete and a source of inspiration for Lottie. Lottie’s event comprised a 200m swim followed by a 1600m run and gave her the opportunity to swim in a 50m pool, rather than the standard 25m. In a close competition, Lottie achieved a very impressive score of over 2000 points. She is now hoping to qualify for the British Biathlon Championships later in the year. Malvern St James’s Under 11 footballers made the long journey to LVS Ascot school (on Thursday 13th) to participate in the inaugural ISA Girls’ Football Festival. The girls, who have only been playing football for four weeks, played fantastically well. They contested three group matches, drawing two and losing the other. This was enough to qualify the team for the semi-final of the Plate competition, a match they won 2-0, Grace Downey (Year 6), from Malvern, scoring both goals. In the final the girls again played really well. The match ended 0-0 after extra time, with MSJ girls ultimately losing only on penalty kicks. In their five matches the girls conceded just one goal and were one of only two teams to score two goals in a game in the whole tournament. A special mention goes to Isla Wall (Year 3), from Ledbury, who played with and against girls considerably older than her and was the only one of (three) MSJ girls to score in the penalty shoot-out.
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