Sportspeople celebrate remarkable year

1st XI hockey squad

Players, parents and coaches celebrated a remarkable year at our sports awards evening.

An incredible few months of sporting successes on the national stage saw our:

National hockey champions

Our hockey 1st XI won the national title for the first time in the school’s history with wins against Repton, Framlingham and Cranleigh at Olympic Park.

Hockey 1st XI at Olympic Park

The girls arrive at Olympic Park

Head of hockey Miss Sharon Withington described the finals as “a very special couple of days” while head of PE and games Mr Chris Wright called it “one of the great days in Stockport Grammar School’s sporting history.”

Senior award winners

Our hockey award winners were:

  • Meghan Myers, 1st XI coach’s player of the year
  • Maya Gordon, 1st XI players’ player of the year
  • Alexa Holland, 2nd XI coach’s player
  • Millie Barnes, 2nd XI players’ player

Rugby: NatWest Schools Vase

Both our 1st XV and U15s rugby squads excelled in the NatWest Schools Vase with the 1st XV reaching the semi-finals at Allianz Park.

Stockport Grammar 1st XV at Allianz Park

1st XV at Allianz Park

Despite defeat, director of rugby Mr Hugo Corbett said that “it was a fantastic achievement” and that the boys “deserved the opportunity to cap off what has been one of the most successful seasons for a 1st XV at Stockport Grammar.”

1st XV v Seevic

Our U15s squad also had an impressive run in the tournament, bowing out in the quarter-finals despite a hard-fought performance in a thrilling 25-17 defeat at Bishop Wordsworth’s.

Senior award winners

  • Michael Sidebottom, 1st XV coach’s player
  • Mark Ray, 1st XV players’ player
  • Alex Jones, 2nd XV coach’s player
  • Mark Orpen, 2nd XV players’ player

Netball cup runners-up

Our U13s netballers can be proud of finishing second in Stockport Grammar’s first ever year in the Smile independent schools cup.

Smile U13s independent schools netball cup finalists

U13s receive runners-up shield

Bromsgrove, Withington and Bedford were all beaten during the girls’ cup run before a thrilling 26-23 semi-final defeat of Brentwood secured their place in the final.

U13s netball cup semi-final whistle

Elation after the semi-final

PE teacher Miss Katrina Wilkinson said that she was proud of the squad who had been “a delight to work with” and had done “everything we asked of them.”

Senior award winners

Our award winners from our older netball squads were:

  • Millie Johnson, 1st team coach’s player
  • Olivia Ronnie, 1st team players’ player
  • Lydia Taylor, U16s coach’s player
  • Ellen Mobley, U16s players’ player

Football

Our 1st and 2nd XI footballers have had some big wins this season, including 8-0 and 6-0 hammerings of Oldham Hulme.

A 3-0 cup win for our 1st XI against local rivals Cheadle Hulme was another highlight, as well as four wins for our teams against Bury Grammar.

Football 1st XI v Old Stopfordians

1st XI v Old Stopfordians

The 1st XI rounded off their season with a game against the Old Stopfordians, with the school’s current players finishing on top with a 4-3 win.

Senior award winners

  • Marcus Jones, 1st XI coach’s player
  • Tom Stead, 1st XI players’ player
  • James Samarji, 2nd XI coach’s player
  • Harry Griffin, 2nd XI players’ player

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