Two Year 9 Sports Scholars from St Edward’s Senior & Sixth Form have enjoyed great sporting success over the summer, with one winning national gold and the other playing tennis at the All England Club.

During the summer break, Hannah travelled to Bedford to compete in Javelin at the U15 National Athletics Championships. With all of the best throwers in the country vying to be crowned national champion, Hannah was able to overcome all of the competition whilst it still only being her first year throwing at this level.

Not only was Hannah able to leave the Championships as the gold medallist, she also set a new personal best distance, a tremendous achievement under the pressure of great competition.

Our other Year 9 success story came from Fergus, who was fortunate enough to enjoy a rally with Tim Henman this summer, as part of the ‘Road to Wimbledon’ competition.

Fergus, a St Edward’s Sports Scholar, won the competition held at School and finished runner-up in the final of the County Tournament, giving him the opportunity to go to SW19 for a once in a lifetime experience.

The visit included an extensive tour of the famous venue and museum, along with the chance to have a two-hour coaching session with four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist Tim Henman, a moment to savour for any young tennis player.

The Sports Scholars’ incredible day ended with some match-play on the legendary courts of the All England Club.

Pupils are given every opportunity to pursue their sporting ambitions at St Edward’s, and with the St Edward’s Excellence Programme and Scholars (STEPS), aspiring sportspeople are guided and nurtured as they balance their sporting life with their academic studies.