Talented athlete records impressive time

PROFESSIONALISM and determination were in action on the track as Academy student Luke Duffy achieved an impressive time at the English Schools Athletics Association national championships.

Luke (15) finished the event in a very close fourth place ( only 0.9 seconds behind first place) in the games at Gateshead stadium.

The talented Year 10 student achieved a national standard time and will now represent England at the Sainsbury’s Games.

Even more impressive is that the top three places were all won by Year 11 students, with the first two place runners already representing England at international events. Well done Luke!

Luke pictured in action in a previous race

Luke pictured in action in a previous race

Medals for Academy table tennis team

Talented table tennis players from Carlton le Willows showed their usual strength of character and determination when representing the Academy – and winning medals – during the annual Notts School Games.

A team of four Year 8 students – Ethan Scully, Ben Robertson, Jak Kane and Lorik Deliu – represented Gedling in the Games’ table tennis competition scooping a silver medal for their efforts.

The boys put on a professional and determined performance throughout the event, which saw them pitting their considerable skills against many Year 10 players in the U15 category.

The following day Ben, Jak and Lorik joined Josh Kane Joe Sherratt, Carter Pateman and his brother Max in showcasing their skills at the Nottingham Sycamore Table Tennis Academy 1* event, which drew players from across the country.

Year 8s Ben Robertson and Lorik Deliu ended up competing against each other in the Cadets final, with Lorik winning the gold medal and Ben, who also picked up a silver medal in the U13 Shield final, taking silver.

Silver medal winning team Ethan Scully, Ben Robertson, Jak Kane and Lorik Deliu with Mr Weaver at the Notts School Games

Silver medal winning team Ethan Scully, Ben Robertson, Jak Kane and Lorik Deliu with Mr Weaver at the Notts School Games