Sophie Griffith is a year 9 pupil at Godolphin and Latymer School in London, who plays for her county at hockey and cricket county and is part of the Middlesex County Cricket Emerging Player Programme.
I wake up at 7am. During morning break I have a RAG (Raising and Giving) meeting to
discuss the new charities we will be supporting this term. During lunch time, I have a 45
minute hockey session focusing on short corners and penetrating the D. During the evening I
complete my school work.
I wake up at 6.45am and have hockey training concentrating on match play. After school I
have a club hockey match for the U15 team. I get home around 6:30pm, have dinner and
focus on doing my homework and revising for tests that I have later on in the week.
I’m up again at 6.45am for early netball training. After my first lesson I leave school to
compete at U14 Middlesex hockey tournament . As captain, I am delighted we win all of
our matches and happy with my own individual performance, scoring seven goals. As county
champions we look forward to competing in the south regionals round next week. I catch up
on lessons that I missed before going to Middlesex Cricket Emerging Player Programme
(EPP) training between 8-10pm. We focus on breaking down our bowling action before
practising different batting shots against a bowling machine. I don’t go to bed until after
I wake up at 6.45am because I have Duke Of Edinburgh volunteering before school. During
lunch I have netball training to prepare for our U14 national cup match later this afternoon
against Surbiton High School. We win the match 42 - 39 and progress to the next round of
the competition. I’m quite tired but I have to complete my homework and catch up on the last
two lessons I missed today before having an early night.
I have no sport and just enjoy hanging out with a friend after school.
Today I have a sleep in, watch TV and rest. I make sure I am on top of most of my school
work before I head to Lords Cricket Ground in the evening for nets with my cricket club.
Sundays are always busy as I alternate between hockey and cricket or juggle both. This
morning I’m up at 6.45am as I have U15 Middlesex cricket training between 8-10am. I then
have three more hours of EPP cricket training with the Middlesex women’s squad. We do
strength and conditioning in addition to a range of batting, bowling and fielding drills. I’m tired
so have a quiet afternoon at home, finish my homework and have an early night ready for
another busy week.