School Sport: Redden Court runners shine
PUBLISHED: 16:30 04 November 2015
Cross-country squads compete at borough event
Redden Court pupils caught the eye at the Havering Cross Country Championships before the half-term break.
James Jenkins was the star of the team, finishing fourth in the year seven boys’ race to earn a spot on the borough squad as Redden Court finished eighth overall.
Molly Smith was 16th in the year eight girls’ race, as Redden Court finished ninth, and Harvey Morement was 15th in the intermediate boys race.
The year eight boys were ninth overall, while the year 10/11 squad were 10th and the year seven girls finished 12th.
A spokesperson said: “The attendance of Redden Court students at cross-country club has been in excess of 40 students on a weekly basis, making selection for the cross-country team a very tough decision.
“Redden Court took four year seven teams, three year eight and nine teams and one year 10 team, so were well represented at this borough competition.”
*A group of 30-plus year seven and eight students took part in a Saturday morning netball training session to the delight of PE staff.
A spokesperson said: “The commitment of these students is fantastic. But this session could not have taken place without our year nine 10 and 11 students who helped to umpire.
“Thanks to Scarlett Jacks, Holly Nash, Tayler Martin, Bethany Johnson, Louise Banham-Scott, Josie East and Victoria Long.”
*Redden Court’s year eight A team proved too strong for their B team rivals in a Havering League clash, running out 24-8 winners.
Sarah Henderson earned praise for her shooting, as Rhianna Jary and Grace Greenway impressed on their A team debuts.
Captain Cerys Heard led by example for the B team, as Nicole Gascoigne impressed with lots of interceptions on her debut.
A spokesperson said: “To their credit, the B team played very well and never gave up trying.
“Both squads adapted well to their new teams and students played in different positions with different combinations.
“The standard of netball played by these students is very impressive, as is their commitment to all sport at Redden Court.”
Redden Court A: Abby Vile, Sarah Henderson, Katie Adams, Jamie Hartwell, Lucie Ballard, Elise Bonning, Zaynab Soyege, Rhianna Jary, Grace Greenway, Valeria Ramos.
Redden Court B: Cerys Heard, Eunice Cando, Amelia Martin, Clarrissa Martin, Sophie Hornsby, Nicole Gascoigne, Isabella Peace, Emily Piercy.
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