Friday, 11 May 2012

11 May 2012

It has been a week of sports stories at Bolton School. A Year 11 Athletics team from the Girls’ Division was crowned town champions, at an event held at Leverhulme Park Stadium.

Meanwhile, in the Boys’ Division, Patrick Whelan Patrick Whelan, a Year 11 student, has won a gold medal with the Manchester Team in the U16s' national basketball finals. Despite a season plagued by injury, Patrick more than played his part in both the semi-final and final, weighing in with 17 points in the final.

Last Friday evening saw the culmination of a two-day football festival for primary schools held at Bolton School. On Day 1, girls and boys from Years 3 and 4 took part in training sessions and coaching drills led by Bolton School and Bolton Wanderers Community Trust coaches. Day 2 saw Year 5 and 6 pupils from across the region battle it out in a 5-a-side competition. This year's A competition winners was Beaumont Primary School who overcame Horwich 2-0 in the final. Eagley Junior Primary School won the B competition, beating Sacred Heart with a golden goal in extra time to snatch a 2-1 victory. The girls' final was won by St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School who beat Castle Hill.

Three pupils from Bolton School Girls' Division, Amy Hadjinicolaou in Year 9 and Penny Roberts and Lucy Harper in Year 8, have represented Lancashire in a national U14 tennis competition. In games played over the weekend, they overcame Derbyshire in the first round and then won through against Hertfordshire and Worcestershire in the semi-finals only to lose out in the final against Staffordshire.

Bolton School played their last game of the rugby season as they hosted Regent House School from Belfast. The tourists won a hard fought game15-7 as they took an early lead and then defended vigorously to keep Bolton at bay. The game may have been hard but the relationships between the players and staff from both schools was first class, as Regents offered Bolton the opportunity to tour in Belfast.

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