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The U13 hockey team competed in the County Hockey Finals at Queenswood this evening. They qualified after winning all 4 of their group matches, and continued that good form in this tournament. Their first match was against Queenswood ‘A’ and the girls fought back from 0-2 down to draw 2-2. In their next matches against RMS and Dame Alice Owen, they won 2-0 and 4-0 respectively. Unfortunately, they didn’t reach the final as Queenswood scored 2 more goals, but the girls should be very proud of their achievements. They’ve played 7 County matches, won 6 and drew 1. They’ve scored over 25 goals and conceded only 4. This is a young team of mostly Y7s playing against Y8s so they will be even stronger next season! Well done girls!!


The Year 10 Netball Team are COUNTY CHAMPIONS!
Last week they played in the final of the Schools Netball County Competition having won all their games so far this season. They won 37-25 against a very good Broxbourne team and played the most outstanding game of netball I’ve seen them play in 4 years! They worked so hard for each other and showed exceptional levels of performance and resilience. So, so proud of you all! Huge congratulations and well done girls!


Ellie Bostock (Year 8) was the Jane Branford Scholarship winner with HAWCS Athletics Club. She won the Herts County Championships U15 Girls Shot Putt competition today, with a new championship best performance of 11.88m, which is also the English School National Standard! Well done Ellie, this is brilliant!

Khadijah Hyjazy (Year 9) recently competed and represented HAWCS Athletics Club in the long jump at the Lee Valley – Herts County Indoor Championships. She jumped 4:31m and won a bronze medal! Well done Khadijah this is a brilliant achievement!!

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PE Students of the Month – February

Congratulations to the following students who are our PE Stars of the Month!

Sportshall Athletics

A huge ‘well done’ to the Year 7 and 8 Sportshall Athletics teams who both competed in the District Finals last week. They all performed so well!

The Year 7’s came in 1st place and have therefore made it to the County Finals on 17th March.

The Year 8’s came in joint 1st place with Simon Balle but unfortunately there isn’t a County finals competition for the Year 8’s.


Well done to the U13 cricket team who came 3rd place last Friday at the county cricket competition – narrowly missing out on 2nd! We lost our first game to Haileybury, beat Beaumont and, after thinking we had a draw against Simon Balle, were told we lost out by 1 point. The girls were brilliant, getting better as each game went on…. well done!


Year 9

Well done to both the Year 9 Netball teams who participated in the District Tournament on Tuesday! The teams came 4th and 2nd overall. Star players were Brooke Taylor and Juliette James.

Year 10

Well done to the Year 10 Netball team who won 33-30 in the semi-final of the County Cup this week against Chauncy! The County final is next Thursday evening. Star player was Maisy Henn.


Well done to the Year 8 hockey team who represented Presdales in the District tournament on Wednesday. The conditions were horrid, but that did not deter our girls! Despite being a player short, Presdales showed great quality and commitment to win all 3 matches and win the tournament overall. Joint star players were Alicia Sharpner and Izzy Stewart who ‘ran the show’ throughout. Great performance girls, well done!


Congratulations to Maggie Bristow and Maddie Robb in Year 10 who have been selected for the U15 County Rugby team and to Hannah Emery in Year 13 who has made the U18 County team!

Also well done to the Welwyn U15 rugby team which consists of Presdales students Jess Walker, Charlotte Lawrence, Darcey Lythall, Maggie Bristow and Maddie Robb who have made it to the last 8 teams nationwide in the cup competition.


Charlotte Slack was the winner of Harlow Grade 3 Regional 14U Girls Singles Tennis Tournament during half term. She played two comfortable matches winning 4-0 4-1 quarters and 6-1 6-1 in the semi’s and then went onto the final. She played a girl she has not beaten before so it was a challenge. She lost the first set 1-6 but came out to win the second set 6-2. The third set was a 10 point tie break but you need to win by two clear points… Charlotte toughed it out and won 11-9. Hard work pays off! Well done Charlotte!

Cross Country

Bethany Botheras (Year 7) competed in the National Cross-country competition at Nottingham in half term. She was one of the youngest of her 2yr age group and was doing really well at the half way stage, looking strong. Unfortunately, she then lost one of her running spikes in the horrendous conditions and couldn’t get it back so decided to run the last km in just her sock! Beth showed great determination and strength of character. Your resilience is unbelievable, Beth, and we know you’ll be back next year fighting even harder! Well done!

Herts Basketball County Trials 2020

If you are interested, please email Mrs Dann on to get the registration form.


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