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Sporting excellence shines at Champions Day

Published on 17/07/18

Secondary schools from across Norfolk and Suffolk came together for a celebration of sporting excellence at the Inspiration Trust’s biggest ever Champions Day.

More than 400 athletes from Jane Austen College and The Hewett Academy in Norwich, Hethersett Academy, Cromer Academy, Thetford Academy, East Point Academy in Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth Charter Academy, and Trafalgar College in Great Yarmouth took part in a day of track and field events on Tuesday, June 27 at the UEA Sportspark.

Students pitted their prowess against each other in events including individual and relay races, long and high jump, javelin, shot putt, and discus.

Cromer Academy took first place and received their trophy from sprint athlete Nick Leavey, who’s represented Great Britain at the European Championships and Commonwealth Games.

Hethersett Academy came in second with Thetford Academy in third place.

Organiser Ben Atkins from Jane Austen College said: “Thank you to all eight secondary schools for attending.

“This was a fantastic celebration bringing the best athletes from across the Trust together for our biggest ever sporting event.

“Thank you also to Nick Leavey for kindly presenting the winners with their trophy.”