Weekly Blog 22nd November 2019: Sporting Superstars
At The Coleshill School we are very proud of our sports provision and passionately believe that sport is a positive means of ensuring students are healthy and happy. Our amazing PE department have been recognised year after year for their achievements: we have Sports Mark Gold, we are the regional winners of the Schools Games competition, we have a fantastic football academy linked to West Bromwich Albion Foundation and we a national trail blazer in the new ‘A Game of Our Own’ programme.
So, our passion for sport permeates our whole school and we always celebrate when we hear news of our sporting superstars. There are far too many students to mention them all but I have picked out five students here to give a special mention to. If your child is a sporting superstar please do contact me so that we can celebrate their success. Tomorrow I will be standing on the side lines coaching as my youngest plays football for his Under 11 team, before heading to Solihull Riding School to watch my daughter compete in a major cross country event. Well done to all our sporting superstars and keep it up, whatever level you are at.
Lilly is in Year 11 and is an elite golfer. She is currently the Captain for the Junior Team at the Belfry having won a host of awards for her golfing achievements. We look forward to following her progress.
Reiss is fast becoming the next big thing in Welsh rugby! He is a Year 10 student who is now part of the Worcester Warriors academy and was chosen out of 300 players in his age range to represent the Welsh Exiles in half term. Reiss played scrum half and was selected as captain. What a great achievement.
Terri-Ann is an outstanding archer and won the inaugural Coleshill sporting achievement award in the summer. Terri-Ann regularly competes nationally. In July Terri-Ann shot very well at Archery GB’s National Outdoor Championships as well as going to Archery GB’s Youth Festival later that month. Keep an eye out for Terri-Ann in future Olympic squads.
Taylor is in Year 12 and regularly competes at elite European and world level. Taylor has been a world champion and is now moving up age groups to fight at an even higher level. Most recently she claimed silver and bronze medals at the European championships in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Taylor is also a model student, having achieved excellent GCSE results in the summer.
Millie is an exceptional pole vault athlete who trains at the prestigious Birchfield Harriers athletics club. She is currently placed 14th nationally, which is phenomenal. She is also a fantastic sprinter. Millie was an award winner in the sporting achievement category for the last academic year (Millie is below on the right).
Here are some more students who have achieved excellence in their field in recent months. Please do send us your stories and photos and we will share your child’s success too!
Tegan came 3rd out of 22 competitions in ice skating. We are very proud of you.
Liam was chosen to represent Warwickshire in Gealic football in Ireland, a fantastic achievement.
Oliver has signed as a goal keeper for Walsall Academy, well done Oliver.
Jamie won the Junior Silver Grade Tango in Midlands based competition. Fab-u-lous!