The Foremans are a talented family. Year 11 twins Matthew and Rachel have recently celebrated sporting success in their respected fields.
Matthew is an adept archer, and holds the long bow record over five counties in the following disciplines; Portsmouth, Double Portsmouth, FITA 18m, FITA 25m, Combined FITA, Worcester, Bray 1 20y, Bray 2 25y and Stafford.
Rachel, meanwhile, is a keen cricketer for Northumberland County, and recently won the Most Promising Player award and Player of the Season for competing at Girls U16 level.
Well done to both of them!
Congratulations to Year 10 student Adam Olaore who successfully defended his U16 Junior lightweight boxing title at the weekend. Here he poses with his Championship belt, Mr Shields and members of his form.
Our fabulous dancers took part in the North Tyneside Dance Festival last week at The Parks. They performed extremely well and deserve praise and recognition for their efforts. Many congratulations to all concerned.
Massive congratulations to Year 7 student Finlay McIntyre who finished 2nd at the North of England Indoor Rowing Championships! Well done Fin!
St. Thomas More 2 – 4 Marden High
The Year 9 boys football team finally played their first game of the season on Monday night, and despite a depleted squad that was carrying several injuries, they ran out impressive 4-2 winners away to St. Thomas More.
Marden dominated from the beginning but Reece Maddison could not convert an early penalty, the goalkeeper saving after Josh Harrison was fouled in the box. St. Thomas More then missed a penalty of their own after a handball in the box before Harrison hit the bar for Marden.
The home side took the lead before half time against the run of play with a smart finish on the counter attack, but Marden took control in the second half.
Jonny Jordan equalised with a strong first time strike, and Josh Harrison turned the game on its head with a smart finish, before Reece Maddison headed home a Harry Perkins corner for 3-1. Further chances followed, with substitute debutants Max Stanbury and Callum Penn both having shots cleared from the line before Harrison’s individual effort made it 4-1.
The home side pulled one back with a smart volley from a half cleared corner but it was a great result for Marden, who have other games coming soon. Well done to all involved!
Team: Matthew Penman (GK); Harvey Gates, Tom Lea, Cameron Balloch, Adam Dunn; Alex Telpov (Max Stanbury), Harry Perkins, Reece Maddison, Jonny Jordan, Craig Foster (Callum Penn); Josh Harrison.
Goals: Jonny Jordan, Josh Harrison (2), Reece Maddison.
Man of the match: Harry Perkins.
Josh Blevins and Holly Waugh, both in Year 7, have qualified for the National Cross Country Championships to be held in Loughborough.
Both students came through local and county heats in December and January respectively before representing North Tyneside in Carlisle recently, and both produced fantastic results.
Mr. Whitehouse caught up with Josh and interviewed him about his running success…
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We have had a variety of sporting successes at Marden recently.
Huge congratulations are due to our Year 9 student Matthew Wood, who last week represented Whitley Bay Warriors at ice hockey in Sheffield.
He has also been selected by the North East to play at conference level.
Well done Matthew!
Massive congratulations to Chris and Finlay, our Year 7 rowing experts who, after qualifying from the North Tyneside event, posted impressive rowing scores at the Tyne and Wear Indoor Rowing Tournament.
Finlay scored a personal best of 495 metres in 2 minutes and finished 3rd overall in the Year 7 category. Chris posted an impressive 482 metres to finish in 4th.
An OARsome achievement, well done boys!
The Marden team at the NT event last month
Finlay (left) came 3rd overall in the Tyne & Wear event
The Year 10 girls were fantastic today in their badminton tournament yesterday, winning two from four matches to reach the county semi-finals. The two defeats were against the two finalists, Gosforth and St. Anthony’s.
Year 10 girls badminton semi-finalists: Morgan, Jasmine, Libby and Makenzie
All four girls showed high levels of ability and attitude, they kept really positive despite the defeats and were exemplary in how they conducted themselves. First class.