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English Schools Athletics Cup Regional Round

After the success of the County Round of the English Schools Athletics Cup competition, all four teams from Pate's headed to Exeter for the Regional Rounds. We were the only school apart from Millfield (often recognised at the best sporting school in the world!) from the South West to have all four teams in the regional rounds. As if this achievement wasn't enough, we came away with the some of best results in memory. The day provided the highest level of competition some of our athletes will compete at with top sporting schools from across the South West of England, with many schools having huge number of students to pick from! The junior girls' team finished in 2nd with Naomi Layzell being the top scorer with 41 individual points. The intermediate girls' team were pushed into 4th with Inca Padfield and Piper Holmes both picking up 38 individual point totals.

It was a fantastic day for the boys' teams with both the intermediate boys' beating all the other teams in their group to win their competitions. Although the junior boys were also announced as winners on the night, a further interrogation of the points put them into second. Oli Hepburn racked up 41 individual points for the juniors with Babajide Popoola gaining 40 points for the intermediate team. Well done to all involved.

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Under 13’s Girls Hockey win CLC Tournament

 A huge congratulations to our Year 8 Hockey Girls team this week, winning the Cheltenham Ladies College Tournament.

The fixture list comprised of schools such as Balcarras, Bournside, Winchcombe, Cleeve, Cotswold and of course Cheltenham Ladies College A + B teams.

Cleeve proved to be very strong opponents going 1-0 up against the Pate’s girls, however with true determination and a superb team hockey performance Pate’s managed to get two goals back to win 2-1!!

The intelligent Pate’s squad won every single fixture, winning one game 6-0 which is quite an accomplishment as the games are only 10minutes long!

Squad: Katy Daly, Sophie Casey (C), Verity Khor, Naomi Layzell, Rachel Smith, Jennifer Duffield, Maryam Boulkenafet, Phobe Bradford, Maddy Wilce. 

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Pate's win County Golf Championships

Congratulations to Harrison Ottley-Woodd, Louis D'Ambrosio and Enrico Green who, as a team won the Gloucestershire Schools Golf Championships at Tewkesbury Park Golf Club. Harrison was also placed first overall during the day.

They will now represent Gloucestershire at the National Championships at Woodhall Spa Golf Club, Lincolnshire on 12th July. The best of luck!

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Biathlon bronze for Year 12 Jess Telford

Congratulations to Jess Telford on achieving a bronze medal at the U19 British Schools Biathlon at Crystal Palace over the weekend. A top achievement considering Jess is really a pentathlete!

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Year 7 District Tournament 15/3/17

Pate’s won their first three group matches convincingly, beating Balcarras 9-1, Pittville 10-0, Winchcombe 13-2. The fourth game v Cheltenham Ladies College started well but we struggled to convert opportunities into goals. The second half was closely matched as we brought the score level, CLC scoring in the last 30 seconds of the game. Final score 3-2 to CLC.

Going into the semi-final as runners up saw Pate’s play Chipping Campden. The first half was goal for goal as each team converted their centre pass. Pate’s stepped up in the second half to take a 5 goal lead, earning themselves a place in the final.

Changes in attack saw Ella Dandy to GA to contest with CLC's athletic GD, Megan Hire at WA taking 3 clean intercepts as the ball came out of CLC's defence to allow us more shooting opportunities. Half time and Pate’s were trailing 2-0. A much tidier second half saw the shooters find their spot in the circle and convert, bringing the game level to 4-4. Extra time of 2 minutes followed and the team was instructed to keep possession because after two minutes we were into Golden Goal. Both teams scored from their centres and as we went into Golden Goal Pate’s had possession. Ella Dandy cleanly converted a mid range shot to win the game.

A well deserved win for a team who performed with control under pressure. There were lots of turnovers in defence and some well timed flow through mid court. Safe circle edge feeds to consistent shooters provided the opportunity to convert. District Champions!

Squad: Bea Kenny- Mcrea, Erin Peshkin, Erin Trendle, Felicity Dye, Ali Hall, Genny Morris, Megan Hire, Ella Dandy (C), Alex Crane.

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May Dent Tournament 18/3/2017

This County tournament for U15 teams was divided into two sections, each team playing 5 matches of 8 minutes each way.

Pate's had a difficult start playing a strong High School side. It was a fantastic match with High School just stealing the victory 7-6.

The next game was a very tentative win v CLC by one goal despite Pate's having most of the possession.

Good wins v Cleeve (13-3), KLB (9-4), and Chosen Hill (13-1) followed, despite Pate’s not always playing their best netball. This placed the U15’s 2nd in the section behind High School.

It was great to get to the finals and even better when the team recaptured their best netball against Ribston in the semi's winning convincingly 7-1 and then a re-match with High School in the final!

This time Pate's made the most of their chances in a tense match to win 5-3 and take the May Dent trophy!

Well done to the whole squad-County Champions!!

HELENA COX, MADDY ROPER, ALICE COOPER, IZZY OSUDE, MADDIE DALGLEISH, T GOWRISHA ANNIE SCOTT, JEMIMA JONES, CONNIE TRENDLE.

‘In what will be my final year coaching U15’s at Pate’s I wanted to say how very proud I am of the performance and achievements of the four U15 netball teams I have coached since retiring full time teaching at Pate’s. Thank you all the girl’s in those four years for some very rewarding and fun experiences. In particular, to the girls this year for making it 3 May Dent trophies in a row!!’ I hope to see you all playing netball for the years to come!

Caroline Mackenzie

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Pate's Athletes impress in Regional Event

We were delighted to hear that Rory Cawkwell and Holly Bankes (both Y12) picked up a gold medal each at the recent South West Indoor Athletics Championships. Rory won the 60m with Holly coming home first in the 400m. The victory was even more impressive given they were competing in the u20 category! Well done to both. 

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Cheltenham District Cross Country Championships 2016

This year saw the most successful Cheltenham Cross Country Championships ever.

The minor girls (year 7) started off the proceedings with Emma Tillott leading the race from the start and retaining this position to the very end. Darcy Barton followed Emma in second place and Ali Hall passed a number of competitors to take fourth position. The minor boys appeared to all stick together with Noah Goymer taking thirty-third position, Tom Abbott close behind thirty-fifth, Matthew Winskill, forty-second, George Luck fifty-fourth, Will Tallis Sixty-second, Rafael Ben-Akin sixty-fifth and Isaac Horton seventieth. Slightly further behind Demi Yussuf came seventy-eighth, Ethan Kwok came eighty-seventh, Olba Obidon one hundredth.

All junior girls, Yasmin Thomas, Laura Brophy and Corli Moore attacked the course and completed it with a smile. For the junior boys Luke Buck ran a strong race finishing fourth, Rob Mashiter took thirty-ninth place, Oscar Godden close behind finishing forty-fourth, Rufus Northrup fifty-ninth, Iggy Padfield sixty-second and Alex O’Hara sixty-fourth.

The inter girls were a very strong pack, attacking well and finishing almost all together! Laura  McPeake held second position for most of the race, only to be picked at the post and take third, Inca Padfield had a very strong run finishing fourth, Emma Clarke almost at her side in fifth position and Emma Quekett in eighth position.  Our inter boys Matthew Long came seventeenth and Ayman Ahmed thirty-first.

Our senior team was the most numerous and most successful ever. For the boys Will Crisp held first position for the whole race, even slowing down to allow the gap between him and second place to close slightly! Joe Critchley followed Will in second place, with Joe Speak finishing a strong race in fifth positon, Tom Davies seventh, Tom Coach eighth and Xander Maciness in ninth. Andrew McPeake came a very convincing thirteenth, Sam Hardy sixteenth, Alex Dufour seventeenth and Toby Gray nineteenth.

For the senior girls Bethan Moore led the girl’s race from the start to the end, with her team mates Holly Bankes a secure second, Grace Knapp in fourth, Amelia Errington in fifth position and Jess Telford in seventh.

A big well done to all the competitors.

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Pate's Success at Gloucestershire Sports Awards

Congratulations to Rachel Holland (Y13) and her squad who won "Junior Team of the Year" at the Gloucestershire Sports Awards last week. There were many talented and successful teams in this category from across the whole county. Well done.

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U15 Netball

Congratulations to the u15 netball squad who are now in the 4th round of the schools sports magazine national schools u15 netball cup.

They had a great 3rd round win versus cwm rymni school - 27-17

Katie Gleeson - England u17

Katie Gleeson (Y13) playing for England u17 against the other home nations at the School Games and winning a silver medal

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