19 October 2018
This weekend, a team of eleven Cobham Hall girls competed at the Modern Pentathlon Association of Great Britain Schools’ Biathlon Competition, held at Ashford School. The team, which included our Team GB triathlete Lilly Gibbs, came back with eight medals, including two first places, four second places, and two third places. The remaining girls took top ten places for their events.
Even more exciting was the news that Hannah Williams, Year 7, and Natasha Goodyear, Year 8, earned automatic qualification to the National Finals. Both competed in strong fields and so it is a remarkable achievement for both – for Hannah, it was also her first event outside of school. Further qualifiers will be announced early next year, and the School is hopeful more of the team will join this pair.
Accompanying the girls was PE teacher and Cobham Hall Elder Miss Fautley, who said, “All of the girls competed with phenomenal determination and professionalism. They were true assets to the School.”