October Sports Blog

18th October

Seniors and Year 10 played netball away at St Bedes.
Seniors won 20-17 and Year 10 Won 14-8.
Very well done all – a great end to the first half of the term!



17th October

The U13 team played Sedbergh School at home in the second round of the Independent Schools Netball Cup.

They won by an amazing margin: WGS 63-Sedbergh 3.



Very well done to all girls – especially to Kimberly M, who was player of the match. As always, thank you for the support of the WGS parents who came to encourage the girls. The team now proceed to the third round of the competition.
15th October


Six Hockey teams travelled to Rishworth School in Halifax: U12 A and B, U13 A and B, U14 and U15 and achieved excellent results as follows:

Under 16 won 5-0; Under 14 won 5-0;  Under 13A lost 6-4;  Under 13B won 3-0;  Under 12A won 2-1 and under 12B won 5-1. All teams really enjoyed their matches and gave their all!






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12th October

Netball U19 Tournament

The U19 National Netball Tournament was held at  Cheadle Hulme School. Drawn in group A, the team was: Captain Sophie B, Joy A, Lauren C, Sejal. K, Grace. B, Leia  G, Lorna M, Aneesha A and Claudia. C.



First game: WGS v Holy Cross
First half           6-8
Final score        10-20

2nd game.   WGS v Stockport Grammar
First half           2 -4
Final score        6-6

3rd game.    WGS v Bolton Girls
First half.          4-10
Final score.       8-15

4th game.     WGS v MHSG
First half.          8 -5
Final score.       15- 9

5th game. WGS v Cheadle Hulme School
First half.          11 – 2
Final score.       14- 2

The girls unfortunately didn’t progress to the semis but worked hard, especially as it was raining and the courts were wet. 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses against very strong opposition. Well done.

11 and 12th October


The Under 14 team played in the local round of the National Schools Hockey Tournament, held at St Altrincham Grammar School for Girls. Wins against St Bede’s and Stockport Grammar took them to the semi-final where they lost to a very strong Cheadle Hulme team.

The following day, it was the turn of the U19 team and they finished 4th overall.

Very well played everyone!

10th October

Three teams -Years 9, 10 and 11 – played Netball v Loreto away.

Year 9 won 8-2 – Captain was Grace M
Year 10 won 10-2 – Captain was Eryn  B
Year. 11 lost 10 – 1 – Captain Anna T (This match had to be abandoned due to heavy rain and slippery courts.)



8th October

Four Netball teams travelled to the King’s School Macclesfield and came away honours even.
Year 7 unfortunately lost; Year 8a had a close game losing by one  goal 20-19;  Year 8b had a very convincing win – 23-10; and Year 9 did amazingly well with a 44-4 win!.


Match reports from pupils

WGS Year 8 B Team vs. Kings Macclesfield Year 8 B Team- Away

On the 8th of October, we played in a netball match against Kings Macclesfield.

Withington played very well, with very good defence, giving Kings Macclesfield little opportunity to have a chance at shooting. WGS’s shooting, however, was very good, making goal attack and shooter Lucy P Man of the Match.

By Priya T

Report from Year 7 players

After a rocky start to the game Withington finally started to increase their possession and gradually started to shoot.  As the game progressed, the points started to roll in. We then began to figure out their way of play which made it a bit easier. Within a short time we had a few more goals which meant we weren’t losing too badly. During the match the King’s players started to mark tightly and defend a bit more, once again making it harder to work our way up court. In the end we lost 21-5 but we had tried our best, unfortunately that wasn’t enough. (Year 7)

5th October

Netball vs The Grange

Well done to all the Upper II girls who played against The Grange on Wednesday 5th October.  All three teams won and this clean sweep was due to their skill, determination and excellent team work.  Fantastic results Upper II!



Results: The A team, captained by Eliza T, won 15-10; the B team, captained by Beatrix B, won 14-2; and the C team, captained by Piya S,  won 8-2

Piya, who captained the C Team said: “There was great defending and wonderful shooting, especially from Avaani who was player of the match. Our team worked together well by looking out for each other and we even came up with a team chant. We celebrated with a Penguin biscuit and orange juice and then we said our farewells to the Grange School.”-

4th October

Three important Netball league games were played v MHSG – Away


Year 7, captained  by Amelia P, won their game 12-5

Year 8, captained by  Evelyn M, won 15-8

Year 9, captained by Savannah A, won 15-8



Girls’ reports

On Tuesday, 4 October Under 14 netball team played Manchester High School for Girls. At half-time, the score was 9-3 to Withington but the team kept playing with much determination finishing the match with a win and a final score of 15-8.

By Savannah A (Captain)

The Year 8 match v Manchester High School for Girls was close throughout but some great interceptions enabled us to gain additional goals. In the end the score was 15 – 8 to Withington. Everyone played amazingly well and a special mention to Charlotte B who was player of the match. When we came off the pitch we were all excited and knew that we had earned our win!

By Evelyn M (Captain)

3rd October

Junior Fun Run

Junior girls enjoyed ‘Run for Fun’ at Pownall School where they all finished and achieved some very good placings.

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Year 3 girls: Emily came 7th, Charlotte 8th and Sophia 25th.

Year 4 girls: Kit came 3rd, Matilda 6th, Bibby 8th, Asta 16th and Daisy, 19th .

Above Year 5 girls: Louisa came 4th, Lily 5th and Poppy 8th .

Well done to all girls!

2nd October

Three netball teams, Seniors, Year 9 and Year 8 played at Alderley Edge School for Girls for their open day. All girls put on a great performance.
Seniors won 35-11; Year 9 won  26-21, very close; Year 8 lost 18-27.

Thanks, as always, to all the parents who came to support.

Report from the Year 9 Captain

On Saturday the Under 14 netball team played Alderley Edge School for Girls. It was a very tight match and as the halves were 20 minutes each – the team was quite tired by the end! At half time Alderley were winning by a few goals but the team pulled together with a win of 26-21 to Withington.

By Grace M