16 June 2022

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Track and Field Cup Athletics Regional NW Final 

On Monday 13 June, KGS Junior and Intermediate athletics squads travelled to Trafford Park to compete in the regional final of the National Schools Track and Field Cup. Throughout the day all athletes competed in both a track and field event gaining points for each respective team.


The boys’ Track and Field Cup teams competed in the North West regional finals at Trafford Athletics Club on Monday 13 June. The junior boys had qualified as best runners-up in the first round. Knowing the NW final was going to be a tough competition, their target was to try and improve on their points total from round one, which they achieved by beating their score by 21 points. The intermediate boys were winners in the round one competition, so they knew they would be amongst the top teams in the final. They finished a respectable fourth, scoring 406 points. Interestingly, their amount of points would have made them champions in many of the other regions around the county, thus showing the quality of the competition in the North West.

The KGS intermediate boys, consisting of eight Fourth Year and six Third Year boys, really rose to the challenge. Cieran Milligan was first in the 800m; Max Musson ran a personal best in his hurdles heat; Harry Case won the high jump with a new personal best; and Charlie Bray scored highly in the discus. Notable performances from the junior team came from Ryan Shaw in the 100m, Theo Wren in the hurdles and Oliver Yates in both the javelin and 800m.


Emilia Simpson and Aglae Ranc got the day off to a great start with their hurdles events. In the 200m Abbie Ely scored huge points, as did the 800m runners.

In the field, Chloe Murro scored well in the javelin whilst Ophelia Loggenberg also performed well in the discus event.

In the intermediate age group, hurdlers Natalie Smith and Charlotte Fisher ran well followed by Evelyn So in the 100m. The team continued to work well with Keira Tomes scoring highly in the 200m before the start of the field events.

In the field, Hannah Culshaw performed well in the triple jump event, whilst all throwers scored great points and/or achieved numerous personal bests.

It was always going to be close when the final results were announced: KGS finished in second place in both the junior and intermediate age groups.

It has been fantastic to have the Track and Field Cup competition back in our sporting calendar after a three year absence due to the epidemic. The athletes and coaches have thoroughly enjoyed the experience this season and are definitely hungry for next year’s competition already.  

Fylde Coast Girls Athletics Championships 2022

The U13, 14, 15 and U17 girls took part in the Fylde Coast Athletics Championships at Stanley Park, Blackpool on Tuesday 14 June.

The girls worked hard throughout the day in all of their track and field events. Great results were achieved with lots of personal best’s achieved throughout the day. The determination and commitment from each pupil was amazing, working for each other within each of their events.

In the U13 age group, Captains Abbie Ely and Emilia Simpson lifted the shield being crowned champions after an excellent day of athletics.

After a very tight competition the U14 squad finished as runners-up of the event.

In the U15 age group, Natalie Smith lifted the trophy as they were crowned joint champions.

The U17 age group, saw Captains Georgia Nicholls and Keira Tomes lift the shield as they won their respective event.

These achievements meant KGS won three out of the four age groups.

A very enjoyable event to complete a very successful athletics season for Kirkham Grammar School.

A selection of photographs from the event can be viewed on our KGS Flickr page at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kgsphotos/albums/72177720299801498/with/52145415152/

Tags: Sports 2021-2022