Sports Reports

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Catteral Cross Country Cup

Well done to the students that competed in the cross country even that took place at Giggleswick school. Despite the muddy conditions, there was a large turnout of schools for the event. Students competed as a team with the top place boy: Harry Richards placing 8th and Daisy Pilkington placing 12th.
U13 Girls Team
Skye Dinsdale
Lucy Mason
Connie Eccleston
Lizzie Clark
Daisy Pilkington
Erin Holgate

U13 Boys team
Harry Richards
Sam Barrick
Luke Foster
Joey Driscoll
Oliver Brummitt
Joe Gillies


West Yorkshire Schools U15 Champions

The U15 Girls Rugby team played in the Yorkshire Cup qualifying rounds at Keighley Rugby Club on Wednesday 14th March. The festival was the girl’s first Union game in a while due to snow and water logged pitches.
The first game was against Brighouse School who played a tough game as they were of a similar ability. The game ended in a Brighouse 5-3 win. The girls next played Beckfoot Oakbank, again they were a tough opposition but the girls played more as a team and moved the ball around well. The game finished in a Settle College 4-2 win.
The third game was against St Bede’s and St Joseph who were slightly less experienced but extremely hard working and a cohesive team. The game ended in a Settle 3-2 win and the girls were demonstrating their strength as a team.
The final game was against Beckfoot Thornton who put up a good fight. The game ended in a Settle 4-1 win and ensured the team had qualified to next week’s Yorkshire Schools finals at Ripon Rugby Club.
Well done girls and good luck next week!

Girl’s Schools Rugby League Success

Settle College students made the long journey to York St John’s University to play in the Girl’s Schools rugby on Thursday 11th January. With around 60 students representing the College it was excellent to see Settle College being the only school who represented in every age group from Yr7-11.
The girls played extremely well in their games, showing great teamwork and commitment to their first rugby league fixture of the season.

Beat York High School 6-0

Beat Selby High School 3-0

Beat Sherburn High School 3-1
Drew with Selby High school 3-3

Beat Huntington 5-0

Beat Selby High School 4-0

Commiserations to the Yr9 girls team who played extremely well but unfortunately did not qualify for the next round due to losing out to Selby High School on the number of tries scored after their tie.

Congratulations to the Yr7,8,10 & 11 teams who have now all qualified for the next round of the Yorkshire Cup.
The next round dates will all be held at Shaw Cross RL Club in Dewsbury.
Year 11 Girls – Thursday 8th Feb
Year 10 Girls – Tuesday 27th Feb
Year 8 Girls – Thursday 1st March
Year 7 Girls – Friday 9th March

Good luck girls and keep up the hard work




WRSRS U18 Festival @ Keighley RUFC

Settle College U18 Girls put up a strong side at the first round of the white rose tournament on the 28th November at Keighley RUFC under freezing weather conditions, the team performed extremely well.
Settle took an early lead in the competition sitting comfortably at half time with a lead of 20-10 over Brighouse. Brighouse put out a strong attacking comeback in the second half forcing the home side on to their back foot. However, Settle’s defensive line kept out the attacks and managed to turn over the ball scoring a further two tries leaving the first match of the tournament at an impressive 30-15 to Settle.
The second game was against Durham/Gateshead College a much bigger team in the contact area, forcing our girls to put up their best defence and use their speedy wingers Ellie Bathers, Izzy Corns, Emma Parkinson, Hebe Shepherd and Ella North to outpace the other team and leave the score at 5-0 at half time. During the second half Durham fought even harder to gain possession and managed to carry it almost over the try line when our girls held her up, defending our score. The Settle Girls continued to put in maximum effort and set out a competitive defence line managing to sneak through Durham’s defence twice more leaving that game at 15-0.
The final game Settle played was against Craven College, by this time all the teams were tiring and many players had been injured leaving us with only a seven a side game. The game started on Settles side when at the kick off Craven knocked on the ball leaving Settle on their 22 with possession, this quickly developed in to a boisterous try from Francesca Redford. Settle then defended extremely well with Leonie Dales amazing rucking, managing to turn over the ball and score her first try of the tournament. This left the half time score at 10-0. In the second half Craven hit back with a well-executed offload leading to a well-deserved try. This gave the Settle girls more desire to make sure they won their final match and the attacking game was increased allowing them to score a further three tries leaving the match at a score of 25-5. This left the Settle Girls with and extremely well deserved win over all three matches.








U13 White Rose Schools Rugby Series

A cold November evening saw a determined U13 Settle College team travel to Keighley RUFC to take part in the 3rd festival run by White Rose Rugby. Teams from Skipton Academy, Upper Wharfedale, Oakbank and South Craven all attending playing in a round robin tournament.
The girls played extremely well in very cold and wet conditions and came home victorious. Settle College beat all their opponents convincingly and even beat Skipton Academy who played with 14 players against Settle’s 10 players.
Vs Oakbank 6-0
Vs South Craven 7-2
Vs Upper Wharfedale 5-1
Vs Skipton Academy 3-2



English Schools Fell Running Championships

On Sunday 24th September Beth Roberts took part in the English Schools Fellrunning championships held at Giggleswick School. Beth ran a fantastic race despite being tired and not at peak fitness. Beth finished the gruelling 5.1km race in 17th position in a time of 23.27s which is a fantastic achievement, made even more so by the fact she was running against other girls in the year above. A huge well done to Beth and good luck for the rest of the season- Keep it up!!


 Under 15 White Rose Schools Rugby Series

Settle College U15 Girls Rugby team travelled to Skipton RUFC for the 3rd festival in the White Rose Schools Rugby series. The students represented the College extremely well and demonstrated some excellent skill to beat their opposition. Oakbank School and Upper Wharfedale School were both present. Oakbank proved a tough opposition for Settle but the girls were not deterred and put in an excellent effort, beating Oakbank 5-2.
Unfortunately Upper Wharfedale only had 6 players so 2 ultimate teams were formed from the 3 teams with one team being made up of 3 UWS and the rest Oakbank students and the other team was made up of 3 UWS students and the rest Settle College. Settle College were up against some tough competition and drew the final game 3-3.
A fantastic effort with much to look forward to for the rest of the season.


British Judo Championship Success

Over the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd December 4 students from Settle College travelled to Sheffield to compete in the Judo British Championships.  Elliot Marklew, Aidan Howard, Jack Wright and Kayley Lynn all fought in the competition against some tough competition.  This is the biggest, toughest competition in their judo calendar and all fought incredibly well.  Special mention and congratulations to Elliot who won a British Championship Bronze medal.

Judo News

Elliot Marklew and Aidan Howard both in year 8 travelled to Liverpool to compete in the North West Area League Competition.  Elliot took silver in his category and Aidan took bronze in his.  Well done Boys.