2023 Karting Championship Winner
Harry T’s podium streak continues over half term!
Harry competed in the Rotax Max Golden Trophy Grand Festival in Genk, Belgium. It was his first time ever racing in Europe! It was always going to be tough racing against 32 other drivers from 14 different countries with some of Europe’s greatest micro drivers. However, after 3 hard fought days full of racing Harry finished in the final P3.
He then moved onto PFI to compete in the 7th and final round of the TVKC championship decider. Harry needed to win the final in order to win the prestigious Trent Valley Kart Club championship to join the likes of previous winners Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris and George Russell in their role of honour! Having qualified on pole Harry received a DSQ for a technical issue which meant he had to start both heats at the back. Heat 1 he drove from the back to the front winning the first heat and drove from the back to second meaning he started the final on pole where he held the lead for most of the race and crossed the line P1 making him the TVKC 2023 Karting champion.
A huge well done to Harry T for these impressive accomplishments!
National Scout Rifle Championships
Congratulations to Matilda C who attended the 45th National Scout Rifle Championships 2023 over the half-term break. Over the past few months Matilda’s achievements include:
U14 Team Rifle – 2nd Place, Silver (33 teams competing)
U14 Team Pistol – 1st Place, Gold (33 teams competing)
U14 Junior Connaught Team – 1st Place, Gold (42 teams competing)
The Junior Connaught award (overall national U14 champions) was first presented to Baden Powell in 1925, so quite some history on the shield!
Well done Matilda. You’ve clearly got success in your sights!
Claremont Gymnastics on the ISGA Podium
Congratulations to the U13’s who competed at the independent school’s gymnastics national 2 piece on Saturday 11th November. The team placed 3rd overall in the Challenge Cup. There was a total of 86 schools competing. The pupils performed their floor and vault routines brilliantly and or some of the team, this was their first national competition. Congratulations to Ellie W who placed 4th individually.
The U15A girls football team travelled to Ardingly College to play in the 2nd round of the ISFA Cup. Even with only 11 players and predominantly U14’s it was an assured and confident performance. Defensively Claremont were really organised and prevented any real dangerous attacks. Chloe A capitalised on a goal keeper’s pass back to score from an indirect free kick to go 1-0 up before half time. The girls dug in for the rest of the game and Jade H in goal had to make 2-3 top close range saves after lots of sustained pressure and attacks. Just before the final whistle Genevieve managed to break past the Ardingly defence with great speed and she confidently slid the ball past the goalkeeper to win the game. An outstanding performance from all the girls involved making history as it is the first time, we have had a girls team make the 3rd round in the ISFA Cup.
The 1st XI travelled to Millfield in the prestigious Boodles ISFA Cup 3rd Round which is the furthest we have ever got in this competition. Credit to the boys who battled hard through the game but were second best on the day. Good luck to the team who are due to play in the U18 ISFA Shield leading up to Christmas.