Sport Round-up

It has been a busy few weeks for the staff and students of Withernsea High School’s Sport Department, with a large variety of activities taking place both in and out of school.

There have been a number of impressive achievements, both individual and team-based, across a number of different sports and activities. Here are some of the highlights…

Softball


On Tuesday 20th June, eleven students from Years 7 and 8 travelled to Alderman Cogan School in Hull to take part in the East Riding’s annual softball tournament.

Withernsea suffered a slow start, narrowly losing to Wolfreton due to a lack of commitment on the field.

The players quickly learned from this game and went on to win the remaining three games against Cottingham High School, Hessle High School and Beverley Grammar.  

Withernsea High School finished in a respectable second place but unfortunately just missed out on a place in the final.

Teacher of Sport, Mr Beattie, commented: ‘The players excelled themselves in terms of behaviour and attitude to the tournament.  Mrs Jesney and I were extremely proud of what they achieved and we would like to congratulate them on their efforts. Special mentions must go to Jack Hart, David Welch and Kurt Hauber who were outstanding on the day.’


Girls’ Football


On Wednesday 28th June, two teams of Year 7 and 8 girls took part in the East Riding Football Association’s Girls’ Football Festival held at the University of Hull.

The annual festival aims to encourage girls to participate in football by giving them the chance to interact with stars of the FA’s Women’s Super League as well as take part in various activities including shooting challenges and skill development. 

The festival also combines music and lifestyle with football, bringing in fun activities such as face painting and hair braiding to create a party atmosphere. 

A large part of the day was devoted to a tournament in which our students faced players from seven other schools including Cottingham, Wolfreton, Driffield and Beverly Grammar.

After narrowly losing to Cottingham in the early stages of the tournament, Withernsea’s girls soon found their feet and managed to win all remaining games, apart from a draw against Driffield (Team A).

The girls were all fantastic on the day and all gave one hundred percent throughout. Stand out performances came from Chloe Davidson, Rosie Littlewood and Abi Wilbraham.


Outdoor education day


On Monday 3rd July, fourteen students took part in an outdoor education day at Welton Waters Adventure Centre.

The students, who were split in to two teams, took part in various challenges throughout the day, from survival skills and team pursuits to water-based activities such as bridge building and paddle boat racing.

All students performed extremely well, with staff at the centre commenting on the high level of leadership and communication skills on display from the Withernsea teams.

Our teams were narrowly beaten in to second and third place by Cottingham, who came top of the leader board by one point. The full list of results is as follows:

1st – Cottingham High School (Team A) 23 Points
2nd – Withernsea (Team B) 22 Points
3rd – Withernsea (Team A) 21 Points
4th – Howden School
5th – Headlands, Bridlington.
6th – Hessle High School
7th – Cottingham High School (Team B)
8th – Longcroft School


Year 9 students chosen to train with City of Hull Rugby Academy


After months of training in school and participation in a tournament in April, Year 9 students Jordan Cane and Callum Dean have both been selected to train with City of Hull Rugby Academy.

This is a fantastic achievement as both boys are fairly new to Rugby, with the tournament in April being their first taste of competition. 

Matthew Faulkner, Talent Identification, Development and Analysis Coordinator from the City of Hull Academy, visited the school last week to meet the boys and is extremely excited to have them on the books.   

Jordan and Callum will initially train with the athletic development programme twice a month at Bishop Burton, with the intention of progressing on to the full squad at a later date.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the boys and we wish them all the best.

 

Year 9 student signs for Doncaster Rovers Belles


Congratulations to Year 9 student Kazia Walby who has just signed with Doncaster Rovers Belles football club.

She attended open trials at the club, progressing through two rounds of trials before becoming only one of four girls out of 40 who were selected to join them.

Doncaster Belles currently play in the FA WSL 2 - the second division of the highest league of women’s football in the UK. Kazia will begin training with the club in August and is excited about her future with the Belles.

The school are extremely proud of her and we wish her lots of luck and success for the future.  

 
 

Abbie Bowden


Last summer, Year 10 student Abbie Bowden won the bronze medal for the 50m in the English National swimming contest.

Since then, she has been in training for further competitions set to take place this summer. She currently trains 7 to 8 times a week in Hull and at South Holderness Technology College.

Abbie is set to compete in the 200m and 400m relays in the British nationals and 50m, 100m and 800 in the English nationals.

We wish her lots of luck and look forward to reporting on her achievements in September.