Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School celebrates sporting triumphs

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in Alford has tasted significant sporting success this term. These are just some of the successful pupils. The full photo will be in next week's edition of the paper. Photo supplied.
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in Alford has tasted significant sporting success this term. These are just some of the successful pupils. The full photo will be in next week's edition of the paper. Photo supplied.

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Alford is celebrating after its students enjoyed considerable sporting success in the autumn term, both in and out of school.

Students across all years in the school have achieved remarkable success both regionally and nationally in a wide range of sports including Ashton Turner, who won the Telegraph Junior Golf Championship and is ranked number two in the under 18 age group in Europe.

Elsewhere, Billy Hendry came second in the National Open Water Swimming Championships, and Lydia Norton was third in in the National U18 Eventing Championships.

Emily Goolden and Robert Kemp won the Yorkshire Foil Fencing Championships and Brooke Beamond won the U15 National Water-Skiing Championships.

Within school, teams have been entered in a wide range of sports and the Year 9 girls’ hockey team won the Coastal and Wolds Championships.

Support has continued for the newly-formed triathlon club, which had a full day’s training with international para-triathlete, Melissa Reid.

Angie Francis, Headteacher, said: “Sport is an important part of life at QEGS and we support all of our students to fulfil their potential whatever their talent may be.

“We have some exceptionally able pupils who may one day stand alongside nominees for Sports Personality of the Year!’

QEGS Sports Personality Nominations are:- Brooke Beamond (gold medallist at U15 National Water-Skiing Championships in London), Alfie Dawson (captain at U14 County Rugby), Sam Done (winner of U18 Golf Matchplay Championship at Canwick), Brianna Freeman (gold medallist at Witham Hill Gymnastics in Trampette discipline), Emily Goolden (U16 Yorkshire Foil Fencing Champion), Harriet Hanwell (National Young Hockey Umpire of the Year and County Hockey Team), Tom Harrop (Regional Swimming).

Billy Hendry (second in the National U13 Open Water Swimming Championships), George Hobbins (County Football and Lincoln City), Emily Johnson County U16 girls’ football squad and selected for Centre of Excellence at the FA), Robert Kemp (U12 Yorkshire Foil Fencing Champion), Katie Moore (County U16 girls’ football squad), Katie Murray (Regional U16s hockey squad).

Henry Norton (Member of the South Wolds North Pony Club show jumping team placed 3rd at Land Rover Burghley International Horse Trials), Lydia Norton (member of the South Wolds North Pony Club show jumping team placed 3rd at Land Rover Burghley International Horse Trials. Lydia went on to come individually 3rd in the National U18 Eventing Championship contributing to the Midlands’ Team’s 2nd place).

Harriet Oliver (County Netball Academy), Jack Stephenson (County and Football Grimsby Town), Ashton Turner (Captain of GB & Ireland Golf Team in the Jacques Eglise Trophy, Winner of Telegraph Junior Golf Championship and currently ranked number 2 U18 in Europe).

Lucas Vaus Winner Trent Valley Kart Club Championships – serious contender for British Super 1 Championships), Lily Miller (Regional & County Swimming), Cameron Foster (Football Grimsby Town), Katherine Brown (County Swimming), Maxim Mower (County Golf), Barnaby Simms (County Hockey).