DGS sporting success continues with U16 Netball Team competing in regional competition, and South Oxfordshire Primary Indoor Athletics Competition
U16 Regional Netball
After their recent success of being crowned Oxfordshire County Netball champions in November, on Saturday 28th January the U16 Netball team travelled to Wavell School in Farnborough to compete in the regional round. The girls were extremely nervous and aware that this would be the toughest competition they had yet faced as a team.
The girls played five matches in the group stages, losing four and winning one. The results sadly did not represent just how hard the girls played on the day; they were by no means out classed, just up against teams who train for up to eight hours a week, consisting of county and regional players. It was an amazing opportunity for the girls to play at this level and represent the South Oxfordshire Region.
We look forward to entering an U19 team next year and reaching this stage again!
Good luck to the team who are competing at the South Oxfordshire Year 11 tournament on Tuesday 7th February.
South Oxfordshire Primary Indoor Athletics Competition
On Wednesday 1st February Didcot Girls' School hosted the South Oxfordshire Primary Indoor Athletics Competition: we welcomed seven local primary schools to the school. It was a busy morning with lots of track and field events taking place. The children were extremely enthusiastic, giving 100% effort and cheering on their teams. Congratulations to both Hagbourne and All Saints Schools who will go on to compete at the next round.
In the afternoon, Year 7 competed in the same event with all nine tutor groups entering a team. A total of 180 girls competed - the atmosphere in the Sports Hall was intense! Results are as follows:
1st - JMS & AEK
3rd - SXD
4th - SXM
5th - CRS
6th - FLM
7th - LJC
8th - NSG
9th - LGK
The event ran efficiently due to the invaluable help of our Year 10 PE Ambassadors (Sophie, Issy, Erin, Ellie, Anna, Afia, Lily, Afia, Georgia, Izzy, Mia and Alice). The girls' job was to officiate the event, ensure all regulations were met and, most importantly, to ensure that all participants had fun! The girls were both enthusiastic and professional in their approach. Well done, girls - you are fantastic DGS ambassadors!
Miss L Palmer