At the Millfield Ten Schools Championships, athletes from Wellington School braved atrocious weather conditions to triumph across the board.
The Wellington boys came a resounding first overall with 407 points, beating the next school by a whopping 58 points. The girls came a superb second overall after Millfield. Individually, the U17 and U16 boys also beat all opposition, coming in first place, whilst O16 and U16 girls came in second.
Headmaster Henry Price comments: “I am delighted our athletes performed so well in such adverse conditions. Their team spirit, good humour and sense of co-operation across all year groups turned a challenging afternoon into a festival of achievement.
“There were some outstanding individual performances and as ever, some unsung heros who stepped up to the mark at the last minute.”
The athletics triumph is echoed in the school’s cricket results, with all teams performing strongly this season and winning every block fixture. Wellington School puts out 8 or 9 teams each weekend and the boys and girls play together for the Colts team, with a female captain – Cassie Coombes.
There are also some girls’ only fixtures. The addition of expert coaches such as ex England Women’s cricketer Caroline Foster and ex England Hockey Coach Greg Durston has further strengthened the overall sporting offering, under Director of Sport and Wellbeing, Steffan Jones’ expert guidance.
“The success of our athletics and cricket squads reflects the focus on the physical wellbeing of all pupils in the School. Success in fixtures is a welcome by-product of the school-wide programme of increased levels of fitness and trying to build a healthy lifestyle that will benefit pupils at school and beyond. We are delighted that the results are improving in a relatively short period of time and we will continue to deliver wellbeing sessions as part of our overall sporting offering. Congratulations to all our pupils across all sports on a rewarding season so far,” concluded Price.