Students from The St Leonards Academy continued their recent Town Sports success by winning the overall competition for a sixth straight year – and they even managed to beat their own record for individual medals in the process.
It was a day of impressive performances, with the Academy winning a total of 65 medals, comprising 26 gold, 26 silver and 13 bronze. Noah Judah led the way in his final Town Sports appearance with an astonishing four gold medals for 200m, 400m, javelin and relay. Woody Wall in Year 9 also went home with four medals, two gold, one silver and one bronze).
As well as individual achievements there were nine team trophies up for grabs, with the Academy taking home a staggering six of them. As well as the main Town Sports shield, The St Leonards Academy came home with the winning trophies for Year 7 Girls, Year 7 Boys, Year 8 Girls, Year 8 Boys and Year 10 Boys. The Year 9 Boys’ team came second and the Year 9 and Year 10 Girls both finished a very respectable third.
The students who did not win medals, still played their part in this amazing success by scoring points for their respective finishing positions and these included some very heroic efforts, with everyone determined to do their part in the overall team goal.
Head of PE Lee Boniface said: “The thing I’m most proud of was witnessing the excellent manner in which our students conducted themselves, the fantastic sportsmanship from the whole team, and the way they represented the Academy with such a positive attitude throughout.
“They have built up a real team ethic, and every single one of them put in their last ounce of effort to make sure they played their part in another historic day for The St Leonards Academy.
“The unbelievable level of success they have had is fully deserved and I hope they will always look back on this special day for the rest of their lives with pride.”