Ours Girls Can!

Dauntsey’s girls could be role models for Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign. Below is news of some fantastic individual achievements this term.

Athletics: Polly Maton (Fifth Form)

Congratulations to Polly Maton who represented Team GB in Doha at the IPC Athletics World Championships in October. Competing on her sixteenth birthday this was Polly’s first senior international cap and she came 8th in the T47 Long Jump with a jump of 5.19m.

Previously Polly has enjoyed success at the junior level, winning three gold medals at the IWAS Junior Games in 2014 in the 100m, 200m and long jump.

Netball: Shona O’Dwyer (Upper Sixth)

Shona has been selected for National Performance League at U19 level (NPL). This is an outstanding achievement; having attended numerous trials Shona was delighted to be selected for the short squad on 24th November. Shona is training each week and we wish her the best of luck.

The Netball Performance League consists of 10 teams of players aged between 14 and 19, who are selected to represent the Youth squads of the 8 Netball Super League (NSL) franchises or either the South or West Midlands region. The players are in the athlete pathway for progression to possibly become future NSL players.

Rugby: Hermione Warburton-Hogben (Third Form)

Hermione was introduced to Rugby last year at Sherborne Prep and then subsequently joined a London Irish Summer Camp at Dauntsey’s during the last summer break. At the end of the camp, she was given an award for her performance, over all the other boys in her group. She was invited to attend Dorset and Wiltshire County selection weekends at Sherborne Girls School and was selected for the team. Having been selected she plays number 15 or 12 for the County, training on a Friday evening with matches on Sunday's. She is the youngest member of the team and has been described as ‘persistent, pacey and ever learning the art of tackling’. Well done Hermione.

Tennis: Ella South (Upper Sixth)

Congratulations to Ella South has just gained her Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Tennis – a fantastic achievement.

More Sports News

In the spirit of Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign, our film below celebrates the energy, the enthusiasm, the strength and the talent of all the girls at Dauntsey’s.