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Published Friday 8th December 2023

Monday 4th December 2023

QM Mavericks B vs Selby Thunder

Score: Won 45-37

Player of the Match: Poppy (V)

Report: In the first of a QM Mavericks double-header against two Thunder teams, the B team defied expectations, securing a 14-7 lead after the first quarter against Selby Thunder. The strong link-up play between defence and attack bolstered their lead by halftime. Despite a challenging third quarter, the Bs fought back and emerged victorious. Congratulations to all, marking an excellent start to the season's first half.

QM Mavericks A vs Millers Thunder

Score: Won 34-27

Player of the Match: Miss Kirkup

Report: Next up, Mavericks A faced Millers Thunder in a significantly more physical encounter than the previous game. The game witnessed contested battles between our circle defence and Millers’ shooters.

The As dominated the match, particularly in the second and fourth quarters, breaking down Millers’ attack to secure the win. A hard-fought contest!

Tuesday 5th December 2023

Staff vs Students Hockey

Score: 0-0 (D 3-1 to Students on Penalty Flicks)

Players of the Match: Rob Leadbeater & Jude Kilburn

Report: Once again, the time had come for the Staff to demonstrate what they were made of against the students. With an impressive lineup this year consisting of Mrs. Kilburn, Mrs. Rastall, Mrs. Burton, Miss Kirkup, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Leadbeater, Mr. Costa, Mr. Payton, Mr. Alison, Miss McGain, Miss Hildreth, and Miss Hagan, the students faced a tough challenge.

Christmas hats adorned the players' heads, tinsel adorned the surroundings, and festive tunes filled the air when Mrs. Taylor's whistle signalled the start. In the first half, the staff dominated the game, showcasing their expertise. Despite some fantastic chances, the staff couldn't convert them into goals.

The students made a comeback, but the staff consistently regained possession. Though there were some short corner opportunities, the keepers proved too formidable, leading the game to penalty flicks.

Alex, Daisy, and Flo scored for the students, while the staff fell short. Congratulations to all involved. We'll strive to reclaim victory next year!

Sister success

Congratulations to Elsa and Celia S for their outstanding achievements in lacrosse! Elsa has earned a well-deserved spot in the U20 Scotland Lacrosse Performance squad, showcasing her remarkable talent and dedication to the sport. Similarly, Celia's selection for the U20 Scotland Lacrosse Development team is a testament to her hard work and commitment to advancing her skills in lacrosse.

In the upcoming year, both Elsa and Celia will embark on their training journeys with their respective squads. Elsa will be striving for further selection, aiming for the U20 World Cup, while both girls aim to secure spots in the Home Internationals 2024. We wish Elsa and Celia all the best and we are proud of their accomplishments in representing our school and Scotland in lacrosse.

Congratulations to Elsa and Celia S for their outstanding achievements in lacrosse!

Sports and Physical Education Enrichment

At QM, we have a huge range of enrichment activities for sports and physical education. From lacrosse to hockey, netball, running club, football, swimming, lifeguarding, and much more.

Click below to see the 2022/23 activities you can get involved in.

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Your Sporting Stories

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

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