Great achievement by our Elite Athletes

Wednesday 15 August 2018

Our Elite Athlete Development Programme students from Years 7 and 8 showed exceptional success this year starting with the Southwark Schools Athletics Competition. They competed in this competition at Croydon Arena for the first time this year. The students performed fantastically on the day with the Year 8 boys finishing 2nd out of 14 schools!

Following their excellent performances, both finishing 1st in their respective events at the Southwark Championships, Alie and Yacou were selected to represent Team Southwark at the London Schools Borough Athletics Championships at Battersea Track on Saturday 9th June. Yacou won two silver medals in 80m hurdles and 800m, and Alie finished 2nd place in discus – Team Southwark ended up winning the whole competition against 12 other London Boroughs!

On Tuesday 12th June; Alie, Yacou and Efosa represented Team Southwark again at the London Schools Junior Athletics Competition – Yacou getting 2nd in Hurdles and 800m, Alie 2nd in Discus and Efosa 1st in Discus – meaning he is the best at Discus for his age group in London!

Lastly they attended the Southwark Schools Sprint Challenge where in the Yr7 girls competition Nicole won the 100m and in the Yr8 competition, Alie won the 100m, Yacou won the 200m and Alie, Yacou, Devontae and Amin won the 4x100m Relay!

To show their dedication to improving their performances, Alie and Devontae have also joined Herne Hill Harriers Athletics Club and are training and competing outside of school for their new club!

We are very proud of our young athletes!