Emilia R (Year II) told us about her fantastic triathlon success during the summer holiday. Very well done Emilia!
"This summer I participated in three triathlons as part of the Yorkshire Triathlon Series and won the series for my age group. This meant I was selected to compete as part of the Yorkshire Team at the National Triathlon Championships in Leicester last weekend.
The event took place on the hottest day of the year. We were there for 12 hours on Saturday which was a long day in the sun. My first event was the individual race, which for my age group, was an Aquathlon (300m open water swim followed by a 1.5km run). There were two heats and I was pleased to qualify from my heats for the A Final which had been my aim for the weekend.
The Final was later that morning and it was hard because I had a bad start in the swim which meant I was stuck in a group with everyone swimming on top of each other! I got dunked several times and had my legs pulled! I swam okay though, and managed a good run so I finished 8th out of all the 52 competitors across Great Britain and first in Yorkshire, so I was really pleased.
Later that day we had another race to test our speed in transition, and then were back racing on the Sunday in the Mixed Team Relay. This was fun and included four team members from different age groups each completing a full triathlon (150m open-water swim followed by 2.5km bike and 1.5km run). The bike is my weakest leg so I was nervous, but our Yorkshire team came 5th overall which was great.
I have attached a couple of photos - one is of me looking very tired having just finished the final!"
British Eventing U18 National Youth Championships
Freya (Year V) had a brilliant riding season which culminated this summer. Her mother wrote to tell us all about it...
"Freya and Abi have had such an amazing season, and they topped it off with leading the British Eventing Equiratings leader board for the U18s 90 league in the Northern region.
The culmination of the U18s eventing season was the National Championships at Chillington Hall. The top 10 riders in every region fight it out with the other 7 regions from around the UK, and Freya joined the U18s 90 team representing the Northern Region.
It was the hottest day of the year for the event, and the finale of an incredible season that Freya and Abi have had together.
Despite feeling a bit under the weather, they still did themselves proud again! They started with a very energetic dressage and a solid score of 30.9. followed by a nail biting clear in the show jumping. Keen not to get any time faults they cruised round the cross country, but still managed to be too fast so getting a couple of speeding time faults. They finished on a score of 31.7 and individual 8th place with team 5th. We’re very proud of their achievements together and for representing The Northern region for two years running."
Saturday 16th September 2023
U12 Hockey v Bradford Grammar
Score: 4-2 Loss
POM: Faith L (I)
The U12s were still nervy going into their second match of the season, but their determination was evident leading to 2 goals on the scoreline. With a brand new goalkeeper, the pressure was on but every player stepped up to the mark and worked hard!
U13 Hockey v Bradford Grammar
Score: Won 5-1
POM: Polly (II)
A strong start from the U13s against Bradford Grammar this weekend. Showing some excellent stick skills, all players spaced well across the pitch and worked hard to get the ball to goal. Bradford Grammar's goalkeeper was outstanding but no match for our excellent goal scorers Polly (II) and Bobble (II). Some great attacking play saw Polly named player of the match
U14 Hockey v Bradford Grammar
Score: 1-1 Draw
POM: Maddie B (II)
With quite a small squad, the U14s had to push themselves this week against Bradford Grammar. Some guest appearances from those in the year below added some new energy and allowed for Maddie (II) to get a goal from a rebound off the keeper. The U14s kept this lead throughout the rest of the match, up until the last few moments when Bradford managed to sneak one past resulting in a 1-1 draw.
U15 Hockey v Bradford Grammar
Score: 3-2 Loss
POM: Issy R (IV) and Olypme E (IV)
The U15s put in a fantastic performance on Saturday. They worked tirelessly to try and keep possession and create chances which resulted in two really well-timed goals set up by some lovely hockey around the D.
It was a great team effort when defending as well, and phenomenal effort in the midfield resulted in two players of the match. Bradford got their two goals early, but Queen Margaret's equalized quickly. QM kept them to this score right up to the end when, similar to the U14s, Bradford's tenacity paid off and they put away the winner.
1sts Hockey v Bradford Grammar
Score: 4-0 Loss
POM: Pippa C (LVI)
The 1sts got off to a rocky start on Saturday and found it difficult to keep Bradford at bay in the first half resulting in 3 early goals. The girls kept fighting back, however, as their frustration grew. In the second half, the team began to relax, however, and used each other more as they transferred the ball around the pitch.
This resulted in several chances on goal but unfortunately, the team could not add to the scoreline. Bradford managed to get a final goal in this half leaving the score 4-0, made significantly lower by some great saves from Pippa C, winning her player of the match.
Monday 18th September 2023
1sts Lacrosse v Leeds Penguins
Score: 8-5 Loss
POM: Poppy R (IV)
A Monday night treat to play the Leeds Penguins Lacrosse Club at Adel Sports Club.
Our Senior team faced an adult club team and QM played really well, holding their own against a good Leeds side. We went up early giving the opposition a bit of a shock, the ball travelled well up the pitch with some awesome teamwork.
Leeds came back and came back strong putting our defence through their paces. The game was end to end in the last quarter, with some great play from both teams. It was a very enjoyable match with the final score being 5-8, but a very good performance by all.
Lots of positives to take away and lots of things to work on through the season. Well done all!
If you have any summer sporting success stories we would love to hear them. There is so much talent at QM and we love to celebrate your achievements outside school with the QM Family. Be sure to share your news with the Sports Department or email firstname.lastname@example.org.