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Youngsters compete in Olympics-style competition

Hockey being played as part of the Emmanuel Schools Foundation's annual Olympics-style day of competition.

Hockey being played as part of the Emmanuel Schools Foundation's annual Olympics-style day of competition.

Hundreds of competitors from academies across the north of England have come together for an annual sporting spectacle.

This year it was the turn of Trinity Academy near Doncaster, to welcome students from the Emmanuel Schools Foundation – including Blyth’s Bede Academy – for its annual ‘Olympics’-style day of competition.

The event saw girls and boys competing in a series of netball, rugby, football, volleyball and hockey matches, as well as cross country and triathlon.

Bede Academy won the volleyball, with consistency in other sports taking them to second place overall.

All the games except volleyball were played outside on the all-weather pitch, the multi use games area and football pitches, while neighbouring Thornensians RUFC loaned their ground for the rugby.

Bede Academy head of girls’ sport, Laura Street, said it was a good opportunity for her hockey girls to play different teams.

“We play Emmanuel College because they’re near to us but we don’t often get to meet Trinity Academy. We’re all very loyal to our own schools but all the competition is played in friendly spirit,” she added.

After the matches the schools gathered in the main hall at Trinity Academy for a presentation and the handing over of the ‘Olympic baton’ to next year’s host, Bede Academy.

 

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