News from The Kings of Wessex Academy


Year 11 students' exceptional sporting success

25th November, 2021 by Caroline Walker

Many of our year 11 students are achieving exceptional sporting success alongside their school studies, and many of them were going uncelebrated or even unknown. So we thought we would share their achievements with you as we, as a PE department, are very proud of them!

Gymnastics

• Elana W and Daisy T achieved gold in the South West Acrobatic Gymnastics Championship Youth Open last weekend in a trio with Elana's sister, Tahli.
They were representing Splitz Gymnastics Club.
• Katie F competes for Great Britain in Group Acrobatic Gymnastics and came 3rd in Europe.

Football

• Oscar B and Charlie W both play for Bristol Rovers Academy.
• Luc G, Ben C and Ronnie B all represent the Weston Academy Squad.

Rugby

• Mary F is part of the Girls Bristol Bears Centre of Excellence Development Squad.
• Kenny P is part of the Boys Bristol Bears Centre of Excellence Development Squad.

Surf Kayaking

• Philippa G won the English Surf Kayak Competition this summer and is now training for the World Championships in 2022.

Cricket

• Jimmy C and Will C both represent the Somerset U16 team

Swimming

• Laura-Ann M is in the top 20 in Britain for 50m Backstroke and will be competing in the winter nationals at 50 and 100m Backstroke. Laura-Ann holds several English and British records and is working towards the Olympic qualification time.