Earlier this year we reported on the Fencing success of Year 9 student Stephanie Currie, who is steadily climbing the sport’s rankings as she excels at national and international competitions.
We are delighted to report that Stephanie won the overall title of The UK Youth Series in Under 14 Foil and was happily joined by her Liverpool Fencing Club mate Athika Kadar who won the Under 16 title. Taking place across the UK over a series of competitions, competitors had to show a high level of consistency and resilience as well as skill.
Stephanie has also been selected again to represent the North West at The Winton Cup this December where each region sends its best fencers. This nationwide competition is held in honour of Sir Nicholas Winton, a fencer selected for the British team in 1938. Instead of competing he travelled to Prague and facilitated the evacuation, at his own cost to the UK, of 669 Jewish children. He is known as the British Schindler. It wasn’t known of his involvement until very late in his life.
We can report that the North West Team have emerged 2019 Winton Cup Champions! Two whole days of fencing, from 9am until 9pm, against every region in the UK. A big congratulations to Stephanie and her fellow Ladies Foil North West teammates who came home champions.
- Congratulations to Olivia from Year 9 and Chantelle from Year 10 who have been selected for the Merseyside Netball Team
- Putting aside any nerves our new Year 7 team won their first league game against St Hilda’s 5-0
- Year 10 and 11 are also enjoying a successful start to the new season, with victories against St Hildas, Bellerive and Liverpool College.
Reflecting on their first term representing The Blue Coat School as part of our Year 7 team;
“So far, while being in Blue Coat’s Year 7 Netball team, we have won all 4 of our matches and not conceded once. It has been an amazing experience and we are always excited to play netball. Our training has helped us a lot, because we learn how others play and work hard to become better players ourselves. My friendships with my teammates have also strengthened which helps us to play better and as a team on the court.”
Ciara and Millie, Year 7
- In their first fixture of the 2019/20 season, Year 7 beat Ormiston HS 4-2
- A busy schedule of extra-curricular opportunities has begun, with boys competing in the ESFA National Cup, the Merseyside cup and the Liverpool cup
- Year 8 are looking forward to their Football tour to PSV Eindhoven in Holland during February half term.