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Senior Sports Board March 15th 2024

U13 Football Tournament at St George's Park 2024


U13 A and B Trip to St George’s Park 

Last weekend the U13 A and B teams headed off to the home of the FA – St George’s Park National Football Centre, Staffordshire. 

What an Epic weekend we had! The U13As came 2nd in the Challenge Cup with Flora R getting the most valuable player award! The Bs came second in the Plate play offs! We enjoyed a Hydrotherapy session and played Futsal!

Thank you to the girls for being so great! 

U13 Football Tournament at St George's Park 2024

Click on the collage above to see the full gallery on Firefly

Miss Paul
Director of Sport


ND Swim Team on a Roll!

  • On Monday 11th March Year 7- year 10 A and B team competed against Priors field. ND won 93 points to 72 points.
  • On Tuesday 12th March Year 7 A, B, C and D team competed against Gordons school. ND won 74 points to 46 points.
    Senior Swimming


Senior Swimming

Well done Team ND on excellent swimming in both galas!

Miss Brownett
Swimming Teacher


U13 A and U12 B v Rosebery

U12 B and U13 A Hockey Teams v Rosebery

U13 A v Rosebery

We started the game really well, moving the ball around with real quality and soon we were rewarded with a short corner, but their goal keeper made several really good saves. We continued with the pressure and Martha was able to calmly follow up on a rebound to put us in the lead, 1-0. We continued to apply the pressure making it really difficult to outlet with our excellent marking and soon Hettie doubled our lead.

At half time we spoke about continuing to keep up the good work on the press, and to keep the ball moving to space and to play less through the middle. We started the game well and Hettie was able to get herself a second goal. Rosebery worked hard on beating our press and through a really skillful carry from their midfielder finished off with a great strike that went in off the inside of the far post. The game evened out a little more after this and through a really speedy winger and another great strike they were right back in the game at 3-2. The girls focused in and dug in to ensure their passes connected and they made the most of their chances but the Rosebery goal keeper was having a blinder! Finally from some excellent pressure from Arina who won the ball off their centre back and beat the GK in a 1 on 1 to make the final score 4-2 to Notre Dame. MVPs went to Charis and Chloe.

Mrs Jelley
Head of Hockey

U12B Vs Rosebury 

The girls secured a very good victory against a strong Rosebury side. We started the half well and were able to move the ball on nicely out of areas of congestion and use the left and right side of the pitch to our advantage. We managed to score our first goal from a very well and set routine from a short corner, Olivia slapping the ball far post for Florrie to hit first time in the goal. At half time we spoke about wanting to move the ball on quickly and our reaction to turnover needing to be more effective to prevent their midfielders passing the ball down the middle of the pitch. With a great reaction and execution from our press, our second goal came from some very swift skills from Emilia and a slot past the keeper in the bottom right corner. With the help of a solid defence form Florrie and Lexi with Penny in goal making some crucial saves we were able to keep a clean sheet and the final score remaining 2-0, we were very happy with the girls’ efforts and performance.

Miss Holder
Hockey Coach

U14 A v St T’s

The U14 A Team had an away match against St Teresa’s on Thursday. St Teresa’s had more of the play in the first half but ND stepped up their play in the second half, creating some good link up play and more attacking opportunities, with the whole team working hard for one another. Although St Teresa’s won, ND can feel pleased with their performance, particularly in the second half, as they took on board the advice given at half time and came out as a stronger and more cohesive unit.

Team: Michelle E, Elsie F, Emelie G, Isla G, Maya H, Ester J, Lucy M, Kitty M, Leah P, Grace P, Tallulah R, Francesca S, Freya S

Miss Dudgeon


U12 A B and C v Tormead last Wed

A Team

U12A – Lottie W, Harriet F, Isabella H, Emma F, Lexi H, Bella M, Bella K, Alice C, Jessica S

Our U12 A squad have been a phenomenal squad all year, working hard in training, applying the learning in matches and being role models for the school at all times.  A really tough match against Tormead saw us level at half time 5 – 5. Tormead had a really strong third quarter and that was the only difference between the two teams with Notre Dame experiencing their first loss of the whole year 12 – 15.  This was a very good performance with all 9 players on court again.

There is so much to be proud of with this squad and how they have worked together all year and embodied the values of Notre Dame.

MVP as voted by the opposition:  Lexi H

U16A and B v Howard of Effingham


Co Captains Alexia W/ Ciara S, Rebecca H, Sofia M, Rebecca P, Zahara, Amelia Sri

U16 A Team v Howard

A very competitive match against Howard with players having to play out of normal position due to player illness. The team showed great flexibility and adaption in their court positions winning the last quarter.


Captain Evie H, Lara D, Emma M, Poppy, Chloe, Jess, Dot P

U16 B Team v Howard

Our U16B team played well against another good Howard side, being very much in the match until half time.  Some outstanding defence by the whole team meant the GA and GS for Howard were put under a huge amount of pressure.  Although the team didn’t take the win it was one of their best defensive performances of the season.

MVP’s as named by the opposition were Emma M and Jess.

U15A v Freemen’s

Netball Shooting Competition

Wednesday 13 March was semi-final day after weeks of our fun shooting competition (although many of our players were taking it very seriously!!). After some intense pressure for the girls to ‘shoot’ the circuit with plenty of observers, I am delighted to announce our 6 finalists for the Final next week on 20 Wednesday:

Year 11: Ellie D  

Year 10: Chloe C, Julie D B (pictured right)

Year 8: Steph J, Florence S

Year 7: Emma F, Isabella H (pictured left)

Results next week in Friday Mailing on 22 March 2024. Good luck to all 6 girls!

Netball Shooting Competition Finalists

Europe Netball U17 Championships in Gibraltar 7 to 11 March.

In my world volunteer role as Regional Director for Europe, I was again in Gibraltar for the Europe Netball U17 Championships involving 10 of our member countries including England, Wales, Scotland, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, UAE, Israel, Gibraltar, Isle of Man and Switzerland.

Mrs Hook Gibraltar Europe Netball U17 Championships

An intense weekend of netball across two venues on the Rock being used as a trial event for the Netball World Netball Youth Cup 2025 which takes place in Gibraltar from 19 – 28 September next year saw England emerging winners of the Champion Section and Netball Northern Ireland taking gold in the Challenge Section.

As a volunteer in our sport we wear many hats; this event saw me on the Appeals Panel (3 people who can hear any objections or appeals from a member country at any time during the competition) as well as co-commentator for the livestreaming matches which all went out around the world. (I commentated on 5 matches over the weekend) as well as making my personal observations on the venues, logistics and event to report back to World Netball. My son is convinced all my netball trips are ‘holidays’!

It was a great visit and a successful event despite the horrendous weather which meant our flight to Gibraltar couldn’t land on Thursday so we were diverted to Malaga and 6 hours later we finally arrived on the Rock! Just a normal day in international netball dealing with ‘what if’ scenarios!

Mrs Hook,
Head of Netball


Please check SOCS where all of the sports fixtures can be found!

SOCS - sports calendar

Outside School Sporting Success

We love to hear about your daughters’ achievements in sport outside school. Please do share any photos and news with us and we will include it in the Friday Mailing! (email

Water Polo

Huge congratulations to Alice who plays in a London Water Polo team and on Sunday they won the U18 London league. 

This weekend Alice is travelling with the Penguins Team to Grantham to compete in the U17 Water Polo Nationals where she’ll play teams from across the UK.

Alice - Water Polo League Winners

Good luck Alice!

Miss Paul

Director of Sport