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									Great Torrington Community School Sports College

Sports Newsletter
GTS Sports Personality of the Year 2009
At the end of the summer we celebrated another successful year with a record number of teams becoming North Devon Champions. To celebrate these and many individual successes we had a fun filled Sports Awards evening with all winners receiving their awards from Michelle Gammon, a local ex GB Swimmer and Surf Life Saver. S p o r t s North Devon Team Champions 2008-2009 Y9 Rugby League Y10 Rugby League Y11 Rugby League Y11 Netball (League & Tournament) Y8 Netball League Y9 Netball League Y8 Boys Football
Personality of the Year 2009

Stephens Shield - Cross Country
We had a very successful competition with some fantastic individual and team results. Y7 Sarah Jane Vanstone–2nd, Lewis Hookway 3rd, Noah Nash 4th Y8 Joe Fenney 3rd Y9 Steise Hodgson 2nd Team Results Yr 7 & Yr 9 Boys teams—1st, Y7 Girls team 2nd, Yr 8,Yr 9 & Senior Girls 3rd. Overall School Result: after being in the lead going into the last race we came 2nd by 1 point losing to Pilton. A fantastic result well done to all pupils involved.

Table Tennis – Devon Champions!
GTS U16 (Dominic Sussex, Ben Taylor, Ellis Eggleton, Dale Stevens and Nathan Sussex) competed at this year’s Devon Schools Team Competition at Eggbuckland School in Plymouth. Six strong teams entered into this age group but the rest were no match for our boys who won the competition! The boys will now go on to compete in the Zone competition which consists of the best teams from Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset. We wish them luck. The U13 team also entered the same competition, consisting of Matthew Sussex, Henry Jones, Henry D’Alberti Nicholson and Joe Percival. This was the first time these boys played as a team and did very well. Although they did not win the competition, the boys gained valuable experience and look forward to the individual event in February. Well done to all those that competed.

North Devon Championships at West Buckland
This was a very cold and wet day but this didn't deter GTS pupils. We had a record number of pupils coming in the top 12 and therefore have been selected to represent North Devon at Devon County Championships. They are; Sara Jane Vanstone Y7 –2nd, Steise Hodgson Y9 3rd, Adam Davey Y10 5th, Jordan Blair 6th, Ben Peacham 7th, Taren Stacey 10th, Jack Kirby 11th, Megan Hughes 10th, Libby Pullen 13th. All that ran did amazing –well done

GREAT Torrington School's under-14 netball players will look the part when they compete in the Devon Schools Finals on Saturday. The Torrington team will be wearing new kit sponsored by Torbridge Veterinary Hospital when they run out at Exeter University hoping to crown a successful season. The school's rugby team also have a strip provided by Torbridge. They were beaten by a strong Colyton Grammar School side in the fourth round of the National Daily Mail Cup, but they hope to have a successful campaign in the league and Devon Cup in the new year. A Big thank you to Torbridge Veterinary Hospital for their support.

ND Netball Satellite Academy Success
Morgan New, Tyler Thorne - both Y9 and Sarah Jayne Vanstone - Y7 have all been successful at trials for the ND Netball Satellite Academy. The Academy provides talented young athletes access to quality coaching, a structured technical training programme and an introduction to a basic fitness schedule. Sessions are based on developing the players potential and skills which they can take back to their clubs/ teams. The academy runs for fortnightly for ten weeks in the autumn and spring terms. Christine Farr PEDPASS CONSULTANT

Sports Representatives Sports Representatives
This term sees the the return of Sporting This term sees return of Sporting RepreRepresentatives to represent the student sentatives to represent the student voice. voice.only does this specially specially group of Not Not only does this selected selected group of individuals help to communicate individuals help to communicate ideas for ideas for new activities and sports betweendenew activities and sports between the PE the PE departmentthe pupils pupils but they also partment and and the but they also deliver deliver important notices about each weeks important notices about each weeks sporting sporting activities that ensure missesno-one activities to ensure to no-one that out. misses out. The chosen few are as follows; The chosen few are as follows;
Yr 7 - Alex Hornsby Yr 7 - Alex Hornsby Annabel Halsted Annabel Halstead Abby Ward Abby Ward Megan Chapman Megan Chapman YR 8 - Jess Hearn YR 8 - Jess Hearn Ester Slade Esther Slade Chloe Kenneally Chloe Kenneally

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Expedition
Recently 28 GTS Students planned and trained and did their 2 day (1 night) expedition from Bucks Mills to Westward Ho! then making their way back to GTS on the final day.

Get on Board the Surf Bus Please go to North Devon C o u n c i l w e b s i t e on the homepage in the ―have your say‖ section on the feasibility of having a bus service for water sports enthusiasts. Information on the Web Our Sports Results and Fixtures are now updated weekly on the GTS website on the front page.


Great Torrington School Georgie Towersey Veal have got 20 Mountain Bikes Georgie Towersey Veal of various sizes available for Adam Andrews Adam Andrews community use, out of YR 9- Jodie Hodge School Clubs to use in the YR 9- Jodie Hodge evenings, holidays or Ellie Kinsella Ellie Kinsella weekends free of charge. If you are interested on using Millie Constable Millie Constable them please contact Mrs L Dan Baugh Leonard Dan Baugh
YR 10 - Lois Collins YR 10 - Lois Collins Sarah Ferguson Sarah Ferguson Connie Harris Connie Harris Libby Pullen Libby Pullen

There will be a box outside the PE Staff Room for any articles of clothing that may have been borrowed. This should include any team shirts/skirts from matches. Kit that has other peoples names in it and our delightful green shorts Please use this opportunity to return kit after the Christmas break.

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies can be found on our website Under the Information Tab, Policies.

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