Extra Curricular

Extra-Curricular:

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Extra-Curricular (How to get the school, fixtures, teacher in charge of each sport with email, local community sport)

Extracurricular sport is a key part of school life and one which the PE department is fully involved. There are extracurricular clubs in a whole variety of sports which allows us to continue to compete at a high level and continue to excel in sports such as rugby, hockey, netball, badminton and cricket.

For many years the sports teams produced by the school have always been a very important aspect for the department, with years 7-10 having induvial year group teams in their sports and then a 1st and second team to represent the school built from the years 11-13. All these sides continue to play in competitive fixtures all around the county, including leagues, tournaments and cups that are held.

 

Teacher in charge of Rugby (Boys):

Mr G Wooldridge – gwooldridge@ccgrammarschool.co.uk

 

Teacher in charge of Hockey (Boys):

Mr T Richford – trichford@ccgrammarschool.co.uk

 

Teacher in charge of Cricket:

Mr C Goodwin - cgoodwin@ccgrammarschool.co.uk

 

Teacher in charge of Hockey & Rounder’s (Girls):

Mrs L Morgan - lmorgan@ccgrammarschool.co.uk

 

Teacher in charge of Netball:

Mrs K Rockall – krockall@ccgrammarschool.co.uk

 

External Links

Please find below a list of local clubs through “Active Thanet”

http://www.activethanet.com/index.php/Main_Page

 

Thanet Wanderers Rugby Club

http://www.thanetwanderers.co.uk/

 

Canterbury Rugby Club

http://www.cantrugby.co.uk/news-crfc.htm

 

Cliftonville Hockey Club

http://cliftonville-hockey.co.uk/

 

Canterbury Junior Hockey Club

http://www.cjhc.btck.co.uk/

 

Ramsgate Football Club

http://www.ramsgate-fc.co.uk/

 

Margate Football Club

http://www.margate-fc.com/content/frontpage.php

 

Herne Bay Youth FC

http://www.hernebayyouth.co.uk/

 

Nelson Cricket Club

http://nelsoncc.play-cricket.com/home/home.asp

 

Broadstairs Cricket Club

http://broadstairs.play-cricket.com/

 

Thanet Swim Club

https://thanetsc.org/

 

 

 

 

Match Reports

 

Rugby

 

U13s

The year 8 rugby team has made excellent progress this year. They have trained well and their understanding game skills and game patterns has improved immeasurably. The strong running of Vinnie Perkins, Jed Mullin and Lucca Spain has been a major factor in the teams success. Leo Todd, William Harrison and  Malachi Phasey have linked together phases of play well and this  has resulted in lots of tries for the teams speedy backs. In the first part of the term, there were victories against Duke of Yorks, Maidstone Grammar, Gravesend Grammar and Kings Rochester. This success has been built upon with crushing wins against Manwoods and St Lawrence college. Them team has scored 52 tries in total this year, whilst only conceding 10. Great attack and great defence. Well done boys.

 

U14s

CCGS u14s have had a challenging season. The boys have however come out on top having battled hard each and every week at training and fixtures. After three defeats on the bounce the u14s beat Kings Rochester and Sir Roger Manwoods in the middle of the season which shows the resilience and determination shown by the squad. Outstanding performances from Sam Molyneux, Flynn Shingles, Freddie Potter and captain Patrick Scott have helped the team in both attack and defense. A number of new players have helped the squad this year too and I hope the good numbers to training continue next year. 

 

U15s

The U15 Rugby team had their fourth and final season together as a year group this year, and could be one of Chatham and Clarendon's most successful. Starting with a traditional derby against St Lawrence college, the 19 man squad captained by Noah Dann and Coached by Mr Wooldridge and Mr Argyrides, calmly beat our local rivals with tries from Jason Russell and Noah Dann. Following that was a difficult Kent Shield match which was also cooly won by CCGS 37-14 against a Forest Hill side from Lewisham, London. Another local rivalry against Sir Roger Manwoods tested the boys but didn't unnerve them as they went on to win 27-7.

 

After this, Harris Academy, Beckenham were next on the list for CCGS in the Kent Shield Quarters which was a 39-0 win for Chatham against a strong team. The semi-finals were next against The Marsh Academy, where CCGS showed how much the opportunity meant to them and cruised to a 42-10 victory with outstanding performances all round but special mentions to Alfie Turner and Luca Terenghi who brought the fight to Marsh's skillful set of backs.

 

Over two weeks later it was finals day and we travelled up to Gravesend RFC to play Hurstmere School from Sidcup, London under floodlights. Hurstmere, who have been previous winners multiple times in the 30 years the tournament has taken place, whereas CCGS hadn't. With new fancy kits, thanks to kind sponsorship from Loyalty Coaches the boys looked the part and the match began. Being watched by a handful of passionate CCGS staff and super parents the atmosphere was buzzing around the stand. With Hurstmere being a strong rugby school, we were unable to defend two early tries giving Them a 10-0 lead in the first 20. Then after some good ruck work from the forwards, Jacob Payne was able to get it out wide for Jason Russell to finish an amazing run under the posts with the roar from the crowd. With the conversion scored by Alfie Turner, CCGS went into the second half 10-7 down. The momentum was clearly with us as soon after 10 minutes into the second half a miraculous turnover from Bing McCourt-Welsh allowed Jason Russell to finish a great try once again. In quick succession after that Sam Elliot went over following a well practiced training ground move to make it 19-10. Finally Bing M-W scored to finish off the match 26-10. From the delight of the crowd to Noah Dann and Vice-Captain Jacob Payne lifting the shields, it was a special moment which will stay with the boys forever.

 

 

Seniors

Senior Rugby Results 2018

Opposition Venue Score Result Man of Match

SRMS (trial) Home 50 – 5 Won Harrison Leach

Garvesend GS Away 24 - 12 Won Joshua Juliaila

Kings Rochester Home 34 – 22 Won Torin Preston

SRMS Away 42 – 10 Won Harry Clemo/Tom Walton

Coopers Coborn Away 21 – 0 Won Will Craven

Ravenswood Home 27 – 9 Lost Tom Walton

Simon Langton Home 46 – 10 Won Will Craven

Statistics

Played 7

Won 6

Drawn 0

Lost 1

Pts for 226

Pts Ag. 86

Awards 2018

Most Improved Player Harry Clemo

Player of the Season Tom Walton

Re-Awarded Colours

Tom Walton, Marius Thompson, Oskar Keyworth, Will Craven, Harry Clemo, Torin Preston, Noah Fleet, Frank Perkins

New Colours

Tyler Chance, Leon Munt, Tom King, Jarvis Stevens, Harrison Leach, Tom Piggott, Blake Leahy, Rhu Gallway, Callum O’Connor, Jed Warren

Senior Rugby Report 2018

Congratulations to everyone who has contributed towards the senior rugby this year. As a squad, we have been able to continue to adapt and develop our gameplay in order to have another successful season. As always, our focus has been on performance rather than outcome, but, with strong expectations certainly evident within match settings, the sum of the parts has been greater than any one individual and this has resulted in a number of victories.

The core group of players who have consistently trained and represented the school with distinction have been the bedrock of the group as a whole. It would have been nice to have seen others aspire to train more diligently in order for more complex elements to have been more effectively applied in to match situations. This has also led to some matches where we have had to select and play from a reduced squad capacity. This has been particularly noticeable in the forwards where we have played a number of matches without any substitutes available.

Particularly pleasing this year was the excellent victories against Gravesend and Coopers Coburn. At Gravesend, our defensive organisation coupled with some dynamic and direct attacking allowed us to dominate a potentially difficult match. At Coopers Coburn, in terrible weather conditions, we played with precision, high levels of skill both in attack and defence and a willingness to wait for opportunities to present themselves rather than trying to force play. We also started to show more effective game management, accepting penalty points on offer and being more pragmatic when selecting whether to attack or kick.

Our cup run this year has been another highlight to the season. Getting to the last 16 stage of a national competition is indicative of this squad’s potential. Playing Ravenswood was always going to be challenging, particularly given the strength of their weekly fixture card. However, we more than matched them in intensity and focus and showed a technical superiority in the forwards for much of the match. Having conceded a try in the last play of the first half, the game momentum swung in favour of the opposition and having had a try disallowed early in the second half, we fell away a little towards the end.

Within the team, many students have given creditable performances, and it has been a feature of our season that it has often been the collective efforts of all rather than individual brilliance that has shone through. However, new students to our school and also younger players in their first season of senior school rugby have certainly strengthened and added quality to the squad.

Although not in entirely ideal circumstances, congratulations must go to Will Craven for accepting the captaincy and excelling on and off the field. Best wishes and thanks also goes to all the senior students who finish school rugby this year. Despite the prospect of losing some influential players, it is hoped that next year, the remaining group along with new squad members will continue to develop and work towards achieving their considerable potential.

 

 

 

Football

Senior Boys

An up an down season came to a very disappointing end in the 3rd Round of the Cup with a last minute loss to Dane Court.

With five minutes to go we had completed an excellent comeback from 2-0 down. Two goals from Jack Eames, including a "wonderstrike", followed an earlier header from Charlie Cook to give us a late and deserved lead. The scoreline reflected our overall superiority, despite conceding two early goals from set-pieces, due to slack marking.

Unfortunately, we lost discipline in the dying moments. A penalty, followed by another goal from a free-kick, once again caused by defenders not going with the runners, meant our season ended sooner than it should. 

 

On reflection, this result was caused by a disjointed season, when we threatened to win may more games than we did, where selection was inconsistent and players never got enough time to get used to each other. Coming up against schools who have played regularly together for 6 years, our squad made up of people from 6 schools did not gel as quickly as hoped. In all, 25 people played for us and that is to our credit, as we gave our sixth form boys the opportunity to represent the school at football.

 

One victory at St Edmunds and a draw with Dane Court in early October promised much after two early defeats. In many matches we were close to winning, but our inexperience let us down in the final quarter. For example, we were drawing with Borden GS and Dover GS with 15 minutes to go, but we dropped away to lose tight matches. The Maidstone schools were excellent and we competed well, only to lose out in both games, as we did away at QES Faversham, who won with two late goals in a mess of a match.

 

One criticism touted by a couple of players, was that we had too many players signed on. But, without them we would not have fielded teams (as we did not do at Harvey GS). Work commitments, school work and injuries did take their toll. 

 

Credit must go to captain, Connor Wardle, and Cam Hayward (who was booked in every match I think...although I am not sure how he did it) for maintaining a high level of optimism and enthusiasm throughout. The boys played in good spirit and, even when losing, sought out the positives and they should all be credited for that. Also Josh Barker, an excellent defender, should have a special mention for giving us the most laughs during a game, especially at Norton Knatchbull and then again, in our cup defeat versus Dane Court.

 

Goalscorers this season were James Hinton, Connor Wardle, Cam Hayward, Henry Mileham, Max Glet, Sam Belsey, Ralph Williams. Leading scorer was Jack Eames. Finally, credit to Harry Tooke, our goalkeeper, who rarely played with the same defence in front of him.

Thank you to all of you who trained and played this year. I hope we can go on from this and have a better season in 2019 based at St Luke's in Ramsgate.

 

 

U14 Girls Football 

The first round of the U14 Girls Football Kent Cup saw CCGS face a strong Canterbury Academy side away from home. Both teams had excellent chances throughout in an even game. However, Laura Aldridge with 10 minutes of the game to go struck outside of the box to win the game and put us through to the next round of the cup. 

Hayes School from Bromley made the long journey to Ramsgate for round 2 of the competition. Traditionally a very strong footballing school and who not so long ago won the competition, looked determined to win. For the majority of it, CCGS were having to do a lot of defending with Lucy Weller controlling the defensive line throughout. Midway through the second half, captain Laura Aldridge found herself in the final third in space and once again, similair to the previous round, struck the ball from outside the box over the goalkeeper to put CCGS 1-0 up. But the drama wasn't finished. In the final minute the girls conceded a penalty and it looked like the game was going to go into extra time. However, goalkeeper Lauren Montgomery dived low to save the ball and the team held on to make their way into round 3. 

An away trip to Barton Court Grammar was the next hurdle for the girls and confidence was high due to their excellent performances in previous rounds. Once again both sides were evenly matched in the first half, with much of the game being played in the midfield. Striker Libby Higgs was linking up well with Rocksy Antonygnaneswaran and CCGS began to take control of the game in the second half. Barton Court's defence was now having to work hard to prevent us from taking the lead and it looked to be a matter of time before it would happen. Captain Laura collected the ball with her back to goal, turned the defender and struck a low effort from outside the box finding the bottom corner to put CCGS 1-0 up. Unfortunately, similar to round 2, we conceded a penalty minutes after our opener. The team once again needed a favour from goalkeeper Lauren to keep CCGS in the lead and again she delivered with an outstanding save. Some excellent play down our left hand side saw Laura Aldridge cut inside the defender and hit a rather optimistic effort at goal which crept into the bottom corner. Another resolute and determined performance from all the girls saw us through to the quarter-finals. 

Dover Christ Church Academy were our opponents in the last 8 of the cup and once again this would prove to be another difficult game. Both teams throughout created excellent attacking opportunities but it was CCGS who would narrowly go through to the semi-finals due to their focus, determination and will to win. Who else but Laura Aldridge put us 1-0 up midway through the first half but DCCA responded well in the second half and equalised, taking the game into extra-time. In a tight and tense game, striker Libby Higgs found herself with the ball in the 18 yard box. Her control was perfect which created a yard of space for her to strike the ball past the rushing goalkeeper. The girls saw the final minutes of extra time out and were delighted to reach the final four of the competition to be played in the New Year. Well done to all the girls who have represented the school team so far this season.    

 

Hockey

This year we have played fixtures against Wellesley House, St Lawrence College, St Edmonds and Sir Roger Manwoods. With a mixed set of results across the year group’s one thing remained constant, the girl’s commitment and enthusiasm towards the game. With the difficulty of mixing hockey, netball and football all in terms 1 & 2 we have not played as many fixtures as we would have liked to but we are looking at ways to change this next year. 

The U12 consistently approached training with excellent attitudes and have started to develop into a team of skilled hockey players, I hope they can put these skills to good use next season with a growing fixture list.  Minette Vickery is without doubt a player to look out for in the next few years. 

The U13 & U14 girls have again showed a great commitment to hockey, turning up week in, week out, in all weathers to further their skill sets and become better players, this was reflected on the pitch in matches. Despite still having areas to work on, the girls have made huge progress and it has been a pleasure to see them grow this season. 

We are saying good bye to some committed senior hockey players this year that have grown from strength to strength from year 7. Paris Gasson has always been a key player and it is great to see her playing at the highest level outside of school in the English Premier League.