Olympic Legacy lives on at the Saffron Walden County High

PUBLISHED: 10:17 13 July 2013

SWCHS athletics teams

SWCHS athletics teams


MUCH is made of the Olympic legacy and, at the opposite end of the sporting spectrum, the end of competitive sport in state secondary school.

SWCHS athletics teamsSWCHS athletics teams

Saffron Walden County High Sports and PE department is doing its utmost to maintain the former and has worked to thwart any suggestion of diminished sporting opportunities for the students at the town’s largest school.

The summer term has seen much success in the field of school athletics with the County High’s youngsters taking first place at both the North-West Essex Schools Championships and at the Bishop’s Stortford & District Championships.

The school’s athletics club regularly sees over 150 students and 12 staff honing their abilities, which have been put to good use in competitions around the M11 corridor.

Cricket has also been a successful area this term and SWCHS currently has four sides waiting to play county cup finals.

SWCHS athletics teamsSWCHS athletics teams

The U13 and U17 boys teams and the U13 and U15 girls teams will all be contesting the Essex finals over the next two weeks.

The school’s rounders teams have all played regularly this year and have enjoyed great camaraderie and much success in local competitions with the Year 7 and 10 teams winning and the Year 8 team finishing runners-up.

Head of PE at SWHCS Chris Edwards said: “The amount of after-hours sports opportunities which go on at the County High is outstanding. We have a committed team of PE specialists who give their time and expertise for many hours, in many sports, over the course of the year.

“This summer has been particularly successful in terms of participation levels.

“The pupils are hugely supportive and appreciative and this combination makes for a winning formula.”

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