In Glengormley High School we are proud of the fact that our students are competitive and successful in a wide variety of sports.
Equally it is important for us to allow as many young people as possible to enjoy competition and achieve success at their own level. Our most popular competitive sports are; netball, hockey, football, rugby and athletics. Pupils also represent the school at cheerleading, judo, wrestling, aerobics, cross country, dance, girls football and table tennis.
You can keep up to date with our sports teams and individual sporting superstars in the posts below.
Julie Nelson, Northern Ireland’s most capped international football player came into school for a Question & Answer session with some of our pupils. We heard about the highlights of Julie’s sporting career and the more difficult aspects and sacrifices that had to be made to reach the top level in sport. Thank you to Julie for taking the time to come in and encourage the girls.
Congratulations Summer another challenge defeated. Here is her after competition report:
On Saturday 20th January I went to a big fight, I was fighting for the Northern Ireland Championships. I entered light contact and full contact and won both of my fights. My opponent in the light contact bout was injured and didn’t want to fight anymore, this meant that I won 2 gold medals. This means I am 2 times Northern Ireland Champion.
We wish her well as she progresses to the WKU World Championships.
On Friday past our Year 9 boys Table tennis team (Ethan Spence, Alec Foster and Jamie Wang) competed against Year 10 boys from a number of other schools in the NEBSSA Championship. As a team they came 4th overall. The stand out individual performance came from Ethan Spence who qualified through the Round Robin Preliminary round to battle it out in the Top 5 Shoot Out!
Here are the results for the top 5 in the team and individual competition;
NEBSSA JUNIOR TEAM
1st Ballyclare Grammar
2nd Ballymoney HS
3rd Larne Grammar ‘A’
4th Glengormley HS
5th Larne Grammar ‘B’
NEBSSA JUNIOR INDIVIDUAL
1st Adam Falkner (Ballmoney HS)
2nd Caleb Crawford (Ballyclare Grammar)
3rd Andrew Leckey (Ballyclare Grammar)
4th Jonny Russell (Larne A)
5th Ethan Spence (GHS)
On Monday our Year 8 and 9 students were entertained by the local Robson Maura Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Club which has recently opened in Mallusk. We hope to develop strong links with this and other local sports clubs.
Our talented Y12 student Aimee-Lee represented Northern Ireland U17’s in Estonia over the summer. What an achievement.
Congratulations to Daina Cardwell who at the English Wrestling Championship in Derbyshire over the weekend came 2nd in the 64kg Class. #aspiretosucceed #learningwithoutlimits
Congratulations to Ella Cassells for winning a Bronze medal yesterday with a throw of 7.83m in the NEBSSA Athletics Finals.
Our other 4 athletics also acquitted themselves well, competing in very difficult weather conditions; Steven Crumlin (Year 8) 4th in Shot, Ellie Redfern (Year 8) 6th in Long Jump, Katie Scott (Year 11) 5th in Discus and Timothy Rea (Y9) 6th in Shot.
Today the Year 12 BTEC Sports Studies classes participated in a practical assessment for their Outdoor Activities Unit. They demonstrated a wide range of skills in rock climbing and had lots of fun in doing so. The PE department would like to thank the team from Pathway Activities for bringing in their climbing wall.
Congratulations to Daina Cardwell on her recent First place in the Ulster Freestyle Wrestling Championship. There really is no stopping this girl!.