Back to all news

31 May 2024

Brilliant Athletic Success at the English Schools Cup

Our Year 7 and 8 pupils (ages 11-13) have qualified for the second round of the prestigious English Schools Cup.

The English Schools organisation was first established in 1925 and the Schools Cup competition was first held just 1 year later, in 1926. At almost a century old, it stands as the longest established national schools’ athletics competition in England and much of its original rules and regulations are still used today.

Hundreds of top sports schools submit teams every year. Each school can submit a junior (Year 7 & 8) and a senior (Year 9 & 10) team to the competition and each athlete must complete two events for their school. No athlete can do more or less than two events (1 track & 1 field). These stringent rules are what make the schools cup so fascinating. The many elite sports schools entering the competition make for a brilliant challenge when looking to qualify through each round and Central Foundation having made the semi-finals means they will be competing with the country’s very best.

Highlights of the Day:

  • Macdavid delivered an outstanding performance in the 200m race, displaying incredible speed and agility.
  • Mordecai and William excelled in the Hurdles, demonstrating excellent technique and coordination.
  • Lenny ran a fantastic 1500m, showing great endurance and determination.
  • In the field events, Gabriel and Macail dominated the Shot Put, exhibiting impressive strength and skill.
  • Aymaan put in a stellar effort in the 800m, running with strategy and resilience.
  • Finally, Zac sprinted through the 100m, highlighting his explosive speed and competitive edge.

These achievements reflect the talents of our pupils and the strength of our school’s athletics program. We are proud of all the participants for their hard work and dedication, and we look forward to supporting them as they prepare for the next round of the competition.

Back to all news