UA Holbeach scoop Elite 11 title for second time

The winning team from University Academy Holbeach ANL-160212-134249001

The winning team from University Academy Holbeach ANL-160212-134249001

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For the second year running University Academy Holbeach scooped Boston College’s annual ‘Elite 11’ event yesterday (Thursday), with Bourne Academy coming second.

‘Elite 11’ is an inter-school sporting competition involving nine secondary schools from around the county competing against each other in a variety of indoor sporting challenges, ranging from football and netball to golf and darts.

Each team comprised of a mixture of 11 boys and girls from years 10 and 11 who competed for the coveted ‘Target Team Award’. Each individual from the winning team also received a ‘Fitbit Flex’ activity tracker.

The attending students were given a celebratory speech in the form of a pre-recorded video from Adam Peaty, Olympic gold medallist, and his coach, double Olympian Melanie Marshall. Adam is the first British swimmer in 24 years to win Olympic gold in the 100m breaststroke and the only swimmer to have completed the ‘grand slam’ of holding all four major gold medals in the same event at the same time.

Speaking after the event Boston College pincipal Amanda Mosek said: “Elite 11 has once again been a fantastic event and we were delighted to have nine schools participating in the event. It’s been an excellent day, and has really shown how much sporting talent there is in Lincolnshire.”

The winning UAH team consisted of Eden Willmott, Mollie Medcalf, Amy Weed, Hope Harold, Harry Crunckhorn, Jordan Olive, Charlie Ford, Lewis Turner, Harry Cowper Johnson, Kieran Steel and Harry Colishaw.

UAH head of PE Carl Wilson and PE teacher Natalie Whitby said “It was a well organised event by Boston College, and has once again provided a great opportunity for the students to showcase their skills. The broad range of challenges required the competitors to apply themselves both mentally and physically, using team work skills to think tactically ahead of the tasks.

“It feels great to have won the trophy for the second year running, a real boost for the students, and we’ve all had a fun day.”