So are Tudor Girls gritty?

Grit, a positive, non-cognitive trait based on an individual’s passion for a particular long term goal, coupled with a powerful motivation to achieve their respective objective.  So, food for thought; is Grit a better determining factor of success in sport then ability. How much difference does it make when a girl possesses true grit.

Success in sport is much more than ability, success is a result of a whole host of other factors; work ethic, effort levels, energy, attitude, passion, being coachable, doing extra, being prepared and grit.

Grit comes from deep inside, it drives you on when the chips are down, it is the desire to try and achieve and attain at the highest possible levels. It is having confidence in your own ability and working outside your comfort zone to meet your goals and targets. 

England Women’s hockey team won a gold medal in the Olympics , not by being the more skilful team, not by playing the best hockey. But by two other key factors; they played as a team and they demonstrated true grit beyond belief. They knew what their long term goal was, and the whole team was committed to the goal. They put every ounce of motivation and effort into achieving their goal and they were successful.

So are Tudor Girls gritty? For sure, some are, and now we need every single Tudor girl to believe. Believe in themselves, believe in their team mates, believe in their school and leave everything on the pitch after every single game. Dream it, want it, believe it and make it happen.

Tudor Hall sport punches above its weight, and each girl contributes in their own unique way. We might be smaller than other schools, but we are starting to believe and this contagious enthusiasm for sport and success is spreading its infection. Watch out world, these gritty girls could be on a pitch near you.


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