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Senior Sports Board November 24th

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ESSA Swimming National Relay Finals

SSSA Team Swimming November 2023

Last weekend two of our swimming teams had qualified to take part in the finals of the ESSA Team Championships at Sandwell Aquatic Centre in Birmingham. 

ESSA Finals - ND Swim Teams 2023

The Junior team

Team ND comprising of Alex B, Emma F, Martha T and Charis W came 10th in the 4x 50m free relay and 24th in the medley relay. 

The junior girls were first and started off with Martha swimming the first leg, Charis at the second takeover, Alex swimming the 3rd and finishing off with Emma swimming the final leg. They finished in a time of 2.04.71 which was a second faster than their qualifying time and in a 50m pool.

ESSA Championships - Junior Team 2023

The Senior Team

The Team comprising of Ciara S, Emily S, Alexia W and Alice A, also did extremely well coming 14th (originally ranked 22nd) in the 4x 50m free relay.

Emily started, followed by Alexia at the second changeover, Alice at the 3rd and the final leg swam by Ciara. Another amazing swim and they finished higher than their original rankings.

ESSA Championships - Senior Team 2023

Overall, it was a fabulous day. The girls and parents were so pleased we made it up there. The girls did Notre Dame proud!

Miss Brownett


U12 Surreys

The U12s had a great day finishing 4th in the county tournament, well played everyone!

U12 Surreys Hockey 2023

U13 v Tormead

The U13s had a great tournament at Tormead on Friday, winning the plate competition. It was an amazing day of progress and great team work!!

U13 Hockey at Tormead Tournament

U14 v Prior’s Field

On Wednesday the U14 Hockey Team had a match against Prior’s Field School. Prior’s Field had more of the attacking play in the first half and were 3-1 up at half time. In the second half ND stepped up their play and did really well to contain Prior’s Field and create a number of opportunities themselves. Unfortunately an injury to a player meant that the game finished early and we all wish the player a speedy recovery.

Team: Michelle E, Fran S, Anna L, Clio S, Millie H, Grace P, Freya S, Leah P, Emelie G, Tallulah R, Jemima B, Olivia S, Julia M

Miss Dudgeon


U16 A v Tormead

U16A : Alexia W (capt), Rebecca H, Sofia M, Amelia S, Ciara S, Rebecca P, Evie H, Bea F, Mia S and Annalisa G

Our U16A team are going from strength to strength, their on-court support and teamwork is such a credit to Notre Dame.  Tormead are always strong opposition and it was no different in this match, however the consistency that our U16A’s have been showing was evident again in this fixture with the whole squad taking to the court and doing their jobs effectively.  A strong win 19 – 11 with Ciara S voted MVP by the opposition.

U16 A Netball v Tormead

U18 A v Tormead

U18A:  Emily S (Capt), Sophie T, Eve G, Ellie D, Layomi D, Mila PM, Jemima J

A close fought match against a strong U18A Tormead side saw Notre Dame stay in the match all the way to the final quarter.  Notre Dame defended all down the court superbly and fought hard to the end, turning over ball in all court areas.  The match finished 11 – 7 in Tormead’s favour with Sophie T named as MVP by the opposition due to her outstanding defensive play.

U18 A Netball v Tormead

U13 A and B v Manor House

The U13 A and B Netball teams did really well against Manor House on Wednesday, winning both matches with significant goal differences.

U13 A and B Netball v MHS

U15 A and B v Tormead

Our U15 A and B team played two very competitive matches Away against Tormead on 22 November. Some last minute team changes were managed really well by both squads and all players for Notre Dame worked incredibly hard together as a unit to represent the school really strongly.  In the A team fixture, our team played exceptionally well in the first and last quarters (last quarter was 4 -3 to Tormead) and showed strength in defence throughout the court.  Our B team worked through a number of different combinations to stay with Tormead for a large portion of the match but on this occasion the home team were too strong for us.

A great example of Notre Dame teamwork at its best.

U15 A and B Netball v Tormead

U14 A – C v Howard of Effingham

On Thursday after school the U14 A, B + C teams had matches against Howard of Effingham. All three teams battled hard against strong opponents and the matches were played in a very good atmosphere but it was Howard who went on to win the games.

A Team: Michelle E, Ester J, Isabella C, Lucy F, Luella W, Emelie G, Julia M, Zarina K

B Team: Lucy D, Jemima B, Millie H, Valentina SF, Lucy M, Bella M, Bea C

C Team: Niamh G, Sadeeqa S, Ariella G, Olivia S, Charlotte S, Khushi J, Robyn G, Aimee M

Netball Shooting Competition

Introducing a new Shooting Competition that I will run until the end of Spring Term.  Any of our players who attend Wednesday lunchtime shooting club can enter and any others who want to have a go can come along too!

I will set up 10 spots from which a player has one attempt from each spot to score as many out of the 10 goes as possible.  Each player can have 3 goes over the next 3 weeks.  If there is a draw, there will be a netball ‘shoot out’ towards the end of spring term with an Easter related prize at stake!

Our current leader is Rebecca F (Y10) with 9 from 13!

Snr Netball Shooting Competition

If any teachers fancy their hand then they are very welcome to come and put their name down and have a go too!!

England Netball Playing at Ovo Wembley Area

England Netball Roses tickets at Wembley

Vitality Netball Nations Cup will take place between England, New Zealand, Australia and Uganda at the OVO Wembley Arena on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January.  Information is on England Netball website.  Any of our pupils who are members of England Netball ie affiliated as a club player, can purchase tickets now ahead of them going on general sale on 22 November.

It is going to be a fantastic weekend of netball here in London. 

Interesting Fact!

I played my last game for England Netball, my 33rd cap at Wembley Arena on 22 April 2002 against Australia (we lost sadly)!!  I then had to retire due to injury so missed the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester as a player but commentated throughout!

Mrs Hook


U12 Football Team v George Abbott

The U12 football team had a great game against George Abbott yesterday – although they didn’t win, they grew in confidence and showed fantastic progress throughout!

U12 Football Team at George Abbott

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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

Miss Paul