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Published Friday 20th January 2023

In this week's Sports Review, read about some Christmas holiday success stories from Lillyrose (IV) and Louise(I). Plus, catch up on the latest netball matches for Mavericks and QM Seniors, and get the info for this coming weekend of block Netball fixtures against Pocklington and Terrington Hall.

Christmas break success stories

We must congratulate Lillyrose (Year IV) who has passed her Royal Yachting Association Grades 1 & 2.

Lillyrose spent 36 hours sailing a single-handed Laser dinghy in the Arabian Gulf in order to pass her Royal Yachting Association Grades 1 & 2. It was a gruelling course as she had to prove herself an independent sailor on open water, in a very busy waterway with all of the skills associated.

Lilly has only been sailing for two summers with most of her experience being in dinghies with multiple sailors. This was a great personal achievement that she had planned for since August. Her teachers had nothing but praise for her “determination, dedication and natural ability”.

Very well done Lillyrose!

Congratulations also to Louise (Year I) who has been selected for U12 North Yorkshire Hockey.

"The selection process happened last term. There were two training sessions and then two selection sessions in November and December. I did some extra training to prepare for the trials. The County hockey season finishes in June, so between now and then I have training and matches on Sundays as well as Sunday league matches with my club team City of York."

Louise (Year I) has been selected for U12 North Yorkshire Hockey.

Information for imminent upcoming matches

From Miss Rastall

Information for Saturday's matches:

On Saturday we are looking forward to our block Netball fixture against Pocklington and Terrington Hall and it will be nice to have the whole school community involved. Spectators are very welcome.

AWAY - at Pocklington (12:15 depart)

  • 1st & 3rd - 13:00
  • 2nd & U15 - 14:00
  • Approx return to school - 15:45


  • U14 A and U14 B - 13:00 start @ Home (front courts)
    U12A, U13 A and a combined U12/U13 (named U13M on SOCS as we are restricted to the title of the team) are playing a Triangular with Pocklington and Terrington Hall - 13:00 start on the Astro.

All home matches to attend team teas in the dining room afterwards.

Sports and Physical Education Enrichment

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Tuesday 17th January

NETBALL: Mavericks B vs Northern Devils

Score: Lost

Player of the Match: Mia and Lucy

After last-minute changes, we managed to start the match with some lovely movement from Lucy. After Darcy scored our first goal, our spacing in the circle improved and Mia managed another goal for Mavericks. This was complemented by some great defence work between Kitty and Miss Hagan.

With Nusy’s good spacing in the third quarter, the play in the centre third improved greatly.

NETBALL: Mavericks A vs Northern Storm

Score: Lost 28-29

Player of the Match: Anna and Miss Kirkup

We started off strong with the opposition fighting back hard. Realising this was going to be a tight game, we managed to keep our heads focused.

Harriet and Miss Kirkup were a strong defensive wall by not letting many passes into Northern’s circle. Nayma and Eve alternated between the quarters as GK, marking tight on the shooters to prevent goal opportunities. Mavs’s shooters did well to draw level in the last quarter, with Anna, Mrs Rastall and Bonnie doing an amazing job of feeding into our shooters.

After an amazing match, the A team lost 28-29. The game was lively, energetic and exciting, thank you to Northern Storm for giving us such a tough yet thrilling match.

Wednesday 18th January

NETBALL: Seniors vs All Saints

Score: 18-9

Player of the Match: Jen F (LVI)

We started strong against All Saints with some fast and tactical attacking manoeuvres into the D. We made good progress in the first quarter which gave us a strong lead.

Our defence worked well together but we didn't push forward as much in the second quarter, resulting in fewer goals being scored and we allowed the opposition to push back a little bit due to silly mistakes.

Despite this, with a change of players into different positions, we changed the dynamic of the court and came back fighting. Once we had regained our confidence, we completely took the lead with some fantastic shooting efforts from Kitty (UVI), Jen (LVI) and Darcy (IV), alongside some brilliant saves from the defence. Overall, it was a good practice match to start off the season.

Queen Margaret's School NETBALL: Seniors vs All Saints

Upcoming Fixtures

Saturday 21st January 2023


  • Girls-U13B vs Pocklington SchoolDetails
  • 1st VII vs Pocklington School Details
  • 3rd VII vs Pocklington School Details
  • Girls-U14A vs Pocklington School Details
  • Girls-U14B vs Pocklington School Details
  • Girls-U13A vs Pocklington School Details
  • Girls-U12A vs Pocklington School Details
  • Girls-U12B vs Pocklington SchoolDetails
  • 2nd VII vs Pocklington School Details
  • Girls-U15B vs Pocklington School Details

Sunday 22nd January 2023


  • Girls-U13A vs County Lacrosse Tournament Details

Tuesday 24th January 2023


  • Girls-Mavericks A vs Easingwold Details

Wednesday 25th January 2023


  • Girls-U18A vs Wakefield Girls' High School Details


  • Girls-Mavericks B vs Bishop Wilton Firebirds Details

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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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