High level of sporting success for Norwich High School for Girls pupils

The final term of the year has been full of sporting success at Norwich High School for Girls.

It started on the rounders field as the school's Under-12, 13, 14 and 15 teams played in their league finals.

Captained by Elspeth Jamieson, the Under-14s beat Framingham Earl 13-4 in their semi-final before a the fantastic form continued with a convincing 20.5-3 triumph, with Scarlett Brown the player of the matches.

The Under-12s repeated the success, with a 24-4 semi-final win over Taverham High – top performer Daisy Chapman – Hethersett Old Hall fell in the final 16.5-8.5. Player of the match was Talitha Rowan.

Moving to the tennis court, last week saw Norwich High's Under-13 team take on City of Norwich School, winning 5-1 thanks to Emma Moolman, Talitha, Lucy Hopgood and Sam Bailon, keeping their unbeaten record heading into the regional knock-out stages in September.

The Under-15s of Bronte Farrage, Rebecca Woodrow, Lucy-Ann Williams and Elin Roberts will do likewise after their undefeated season continued against Acle and Norwich School.

Finally, the athletics field also delivered. Last month's City Schools saw under-13 Lilyella Craw-Seaman (800m) and Elizabeth Small (long jump) break records.

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Other individual winners in the older age groups were: Katie Clark, Ruth Willmott, Scarlett, Elspeth, Lucy-Ann, Millie Foster and Lydia Holmes.

It meant a clean sweep of the shields in four age groups – Under-13, 14, 15 and 17 – something the school last achieved in 2004.

The Norfolk schools saw Lucy-Ann third in the high jump, Katie third in the hurdles and Elspeth take javelin gold.

'We are all very proud of all the teams successes,' said the school's head of games Debbie Smith. 'The girls work very hard and deserve all they achieve.

'We are very excited about the year ahead and look forward to playing many more teams in the region over a number of sports.'

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