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U16s - National Volleyball competition; round two.

posted 3 Feb 2017, 06:44 by Amy Deamer   [ updated 3 Feb 2017, 06:46 ]

At the second round of this competition, we found ourselves playing away in a pool with Boswells A, Boswells B and Cherwell volleyball team. We had to win two out of three matches to secure a spot in the last 8’s which was by no means an easy task. 

Our first game was against an inexperienced but very respectable Cherwell side who gave the Tendring team an exciting game however with some stand out passing and defensive work from former libero Henry Speck along with a solid block from Ben Brown ended the game comfortably winning in two sets (25-15, 25-12).

The next game was against Boswells A, possibly the strongest team in the tournament although not at full strength. This was a match that we knew was going to be very tough however early in the game Tendring really made their presence known with service runs from Dozie and Calum Sage and again with some very impressive commitment in defence from Perry. Despite this the first set ended 18-25 but with a change of personnel Tendring put the pressure on particularly through Alex Doyle who really stepped up to the mark making a huge impact on the game. Disappointingly however this was not enough, the final set ended 17-25 making the final match of the day crucial.

Boswells B was our final game; knowing we had beaten them only months before in the previous round, we went into the game feeling confident only to be shown why Boswells has the prestige within volleyball it does, losing the first set 25-27. Tendring now had to win the following two sets to stay in the competition. Seemingly untroubled by this the ice cool James Coley really stood out, reliably delivering the ball to our hitters allowing us to win the second set 25-14. A final short set to 15 to decide the victors was all that stood in our way and with some stand out blocking by ‘the wall of Jonnys’ to close the game, ending the deciding set 15-11. Tendring qualified for the last 8’s of the competition. A fantastic achievement by the U16 team to qualify for this level of the competition which the college have not achieved for the last five years.

The hard work will now start preparing for the finals on 12 March 2017.


posted 27 Jan 2017, 03:01 by Amy Deamer

SKI with TTC in the beautiful resort of Sunday River, Maine USA between 30 March 2018 – 6 April 2018 (Easter) to find our more on this event please click here to view our College Newsletter and read our P.E Department News.

Student's Swimming Success

posted 17 Jan 2017, 02:54 by Amy Deamer

Well done to TTC student Ellie Challis who swims with Colchester’s Phoenix Swimming Club. The club attended the Epping Yuletide Gala in December where all of the clubs swimmers either achieved great personal bests and or medals.

Ellie had the crowd on their feet cheering her in as she improved on her own East Region records in the 50m Backstroke, 50m Freestyle and Breastroke. In the 100m Breastroke Ellie powered through the event to set a British record in the SB2 category.

Football Trials

posted 9 Jan 2017, 04:58 by Amy Deamer

Football trials for the next two weeks for league game selection

Tuesday 10 January & 
Tuesday 17 January
Year 7 Boys 
Mr Smith

Wednesday 11 
January & Wednesday 18 January
Year 9 Boys 
Mr Smith/Welch

Thursday 12 
January & Thursday 19 January
Year 8 Boys
My Bibby/Crean

Thursday 12 January & Thursday 19 January
Year 7 ,8 ,9 Girls
uss Garrus/Miss Bysouth

All students must attend both weeks for selection.

TTC Rugby Review of the season and NESSA Finals 24 November 2016

posted 9 Dec 2016, 01:10 by Amy Deamer   [ updated 9 Dec 2016, 01:25 ]

Year 7:

Year 7 Squad: Finlay Wilkins, Hayden O’Brien, Alex Woodcock, Kalum Camfield, Oliver Dann, Louis Walker, Oliver Scott, Ethan Wigger-Edwards, Jaden Barrell, Liam Warren, Jensen Hardes and Kacper Lesniewski.

The Year 7 team has had a successful season this year. They finished runners up in the Coastal League with wins against Colne and CCA, a draw against Manningtree and losses to CCHS and Harwich. By finishing runners up in the Coastal League the year 7 team reached the NESSA Finals. The format this year changed slightly with the team having to play a round robin competition whereby they had to play 3 matches. The team had 3 very hard fought matches against Thurstable, St Helena and Harwich. Losing to St Helena and Harwich and drawing with Thurstable. Finishing the competition as joint 3rd place with Thurstable. 

Overall the year 7s should be proud of their effort this season, as a new team that has only just come together in September and some players that have never played rugby before, finishing runners-up in the league and making the NESSA Finals is a huge achievement and something they should all be very proud of. The team gave some established rugby schools some very competitive games and the boy’s attitude was something to be applauded as in every game they played this season they gave their all until the final whistle in each game. This team will continue to grow from this first seasons results and will grow into a very competent and competitive team for year 8. 

Year 8:
The year 8 squad: Aiden Barnes, Alfie Lester, George Coe, Daniel Elmer, William Pearce, Zack Robinson, Charlie Watts, Farran Leeks, Quinn Atkins, Josh Hughes, Mitchell Camfield, Archie Ling, Maxim Olney, William Thorpe, Alfie Hayes, Sam Redgewell and Oliver Barker.

The Year 8 team had an amazing season. They went the whole season undefeated and therefore winning the Coastal League. Some of the rugby played by these young boys was outstanding and their never say die attitude and team work ethic was something to be admired throughout all their games this season. The year 8 team started off with a successful win over Colne 37-14. They then beat CCHS and CCA 50 - 0, which led to a huge final game of the league against Harwich with both teams undefeated and this final game deciding who would be Coastal Champions. After a slow start TTC started to demonstrate their excellent work ethic and in a hard fought match finally run out 40-25 winners. This was an outstanding achievement for a group of players last year that only won 2 games and lost the rest. It just goes to show practice does make perfect.

By winning the Coastal league the year 8s went through to the NESSA Finals playing Stanway in the semi-final (runners-up in the Colchester Schools League). Unfortunately, Stanway failed to attend the semi-final so the year 8s had an hour and half wait until St Helena played Harwich in the other semi-final to see who they would be playing in the final. St Helena went through as winners against Harwich so the final was set. TTC VS St Helena, after a slow start to the game TTC went behind to St Helena as the ball fell out the side of a ruck and all of the TTC players stopped expecting the referee to blow his whistle which never happened and St Helena played to the whistle, with their winger picking up the loose ball and scoring in the bottom left corner of the pitch. After this lapse in concentration TTC gathered themselves together and demonstrated why they won the Coastal League. Some devastating tackling by the TTC defence caused St Helena to knock the ball on and from the resulting scrum Aidan Barnes showed some great footwork and strength and powered his way over the try line to level the scores. After equalling the scores TTC ramped up their effort to another gear which St Helena struggled to match. 

TTC’s physicality and strong running with further trys being scored by George Coe, Charlie Watts and Alfie Lester. TTC running out 20-5 winners. This has been an amazing journey for this team and to go the whole season without defeat is a fantastic way to sign off. 

Year 9

Under 16's


Year 7 and 8 Girls Football 6 aside - Colchester League Tournament

posted 9 Dec 2016, 00:51 by Amy Deamer   [ updated 9 Dec 2016, 00:56 ]

Team 1: Emily Strachan, Cloe O’Brien, Rosie Mortimer, Millie Lumley, Bethany Sanderson, Jess Woods, Leoni Credland.
Team 2: Charli Spratt, Sophie Crolla, Molly Redgrave, Grace Fincham, Nicole Gain, Sophie Darby, Abbie Ursell, Macy Rouse. 

Today was the day that the year 7 and 8 girls had been looking forward to all season. Playing the Colchester League 6 aside Tournament at Shrub End in Colchester. The winners would progress on to represent Colchester Football Club in the regional round. 

The run up to this tournament has been exciting for the team. The girls have been training each week, played some local friendly matches and also had the opportunity to play in the Essex Cup. The girls will start their league in February in which they are hoping to win. Lastly the girls have been entered in a 5 aside Futsual tournament in Braintree. 

In the summer term we will welcome back the Essex FA coaches to coach a HLP football session throughout the afternoon. This is to prepare the girls to be nominated to attend the Essex football trials, the Suffolk football trials and Essex Representative Schools trials.

Currently we have students in the following teams outside of College:

Cloe O’Brien - Year 7 Centre of Excellence Essex
Rosie Mortimer - Little Oakley
Nicole Gain - Frinton and Walton
Abbie Ursell - Frinton and Walton
Jess Woods - Frinton and Walton
Poppi Sibley Kelleher - Frinton and Walton
Bethany Sanderson - Frinton and Walton

The dedication of this group of girls is fantastic, turning up to clubs every week to improve their skills. Also a big thank you to Mae Hughes, Emily Priestley and Amber Barker who managed and coached one of the teams to the quarter finals. These girls, last May, took their Youth Football Coaching Award, in which they passed. A fantastic achievement.

Match Results

Tendring #1
Won 4 drew 2
Lost in quarter final

The girls played outstanding football throughout and the first 3 games TTC outplayed the opposition in both games but unfortunately couldn’t score in the 10 min matches.

Cloe O’Brien was fantastic in goal. Jess Woods was solid in defence and passing the ball around the pitch with ease. Her work rate was outstanding being voted woman of the tournament by Miss Harris. Emily Strachan, Rosie Mortimer and Bethany Sanderson were excellent up front scoring many goals and pressurising the oppositions defence. Leoni and Millie’s passing was also outstanding. Unfortunately they lost in the quarter final by a single goal.

Tendring #2
We decided to take 2 teams to this tournament as we have so many girls who love playing. The girls played some great football, mostly defensive but held their positions and created chances.

Sophie Darby and Molly Redgrave were excellent in defence. Nicole Gain and Grace Fincham were outstanding with their passing. Abbie Ursell and Macy Rouse worked hard to create opportunities for goals, with Macy nearly scoring a great solo goal only to be denied by the bar.

Over the next eight weeks these girls will train before their league matches against Harwich, Mannigtree, Colne, CCHS and CCA.

Water Polo - Jack Gibson

posted 21 Nov 2016, 03:02 by Amy Deamer   [ updated 21 Nov 2016, 03:05 ]

Jack Gibson (year 9HRe) plays water polo for Chelmsford City and ClactonSC, as well as rugby for the school and Colchester RFC.
He has recently represented Essex in water polo at the London region U14's inter counties tournament, emerging as part of the victorious Essex team. He has also played for Chelmsford U15's at the recent National age group championships at Manchester, where clubs from around the country compete. Chelmsford came 8th out of 15 teams in this national competition. And finally, in December, he will be representing the East region at U14's water polo in the upcoming inter regional tournament in Walsall. I am extremely proud of him for this as this is a major stepping stone towards being part of the national training academy.


Tendring Sports Awards

posted 8 Nov 2016, 03:33 by Amy Deamer

Tendring Technology College attended the Tendring Sports awards evening. It was another fantastic year for our PE department and the students. 

Following awards:


PE Department won joint Best Establishment for Sport in area with CCHS.

Male Sport Personality 

1st place  Miles Ashforth year 10 –Fencing

Female Sport personality

2nd place - Gracie Firkins - Table Tennis


Team of the year

2nd place - U13 Rugby team

Team of the year

3rd place - U13 Netball team 

(Current Year 9 Students)


Tendring Technology College P.E Staff

Well done to everyone. Another fantastic year. 

Karen Harris


Wednesday 12 October 2016 TTC v CCHS Netball

posted 1 Nov 2016, 07:04 by Amy Deamer

Lost 16-8

The game started and it was end to end with both teams making very few mistakes. At half time the score was 7-7 and couldn’t off been closer. Unfortunately TTC had to lose 2 players who were key in the TTC team and CCHS changed their tactics too!!! TTC seemed to struggle to get the ball to their shooters and unfortunately lost the match. Well played everyone.

Amber Coleman GS
Isobel Brown GA
Madalyn Robertson/ Holly Page WA
Jayana Peal Shankar C
WD Leoni Credland
GD Natalie Seaman
GK Emily Vokes

by Miss Harris

Thursday 6 October 2016 TTC v CCA Netball

posted 1 Nov 2016, 07:01 by Amy Deamer   [ updated 1 Nov 2016, 07:03 ]

Won 17-12

TTC year 8 team travelled to CCA and were confident they could get a win. In the first quarter TTC were throwing away possession in the final 3rd to see them score 0 goals to CCA 4. A team talk from Miss Harris told us to calm down and make simple passes and look for each other- (Use the pivot) we took this on board and in the 2nd quarter came back and took the lead. Half time team talk was positive and just told to keep playing with confidence. We did this and won the game.

Elizabeth McKenna GS
Isobel Brown GA
Madalyn Robertson/ Cerys Reynolds WA
Lucy Johns C
Amber Coleman
Natalie Seaman/ Maddie Robertson GD
Emily Vokes/ Leoni Credland GK

by Miss Harris

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