Linford Christie presents students with prizes at Sports Awards

Linford Christie presents students with prizes at Sports Awards On Tuesday 12th February, we welcomed a true British sporting legend to our Sports Awards. Linford Christie won gold medals across the four major international athletics competitions and was our guest speaker for this year. He presented a selection of students with prizes and spoke about his international achievements and the hard work needed to become an elite athlete. Last year’s guest speaker, John McAvoy, also made an appearance and helped present Year 11 student, Jordan Gillmore, with the overall sports personality of the year award.

The event received generous support from some of our partners including Lifestyle Fitness, Marathon Sports Foundation, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury Gymnastics Club, Canterbury Rugby Club and Invicta East Kent Athletics Club.

Academy’s Tamara in national basketball triumph

Academy’s Tamara in national basketball triumph Canterbury Academy’s Tamara FournillierOnadeko has played a key role in Sevenoaks Suns’ victory in the under-16s national cup. The talented basketball player helped her side to an 83-69 victory over Nottingham Wildcats at the University of Essex sport arena in Colchester, to claim the national title.

Fifteen-year-old Tamara was named as the Most Valuable Player after recording impressive statistics of 18 points, 14 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 steals. Her influence is having a positive impact on younger girls and our under 14 girls’ basketball team have gone through the whole term undefeated. 

Anthony Halsall selected in England Karate Squad

Anthony Halsall selected in England Karate Squad Year 12 student, Anthony, has been selected for the Japan Karate Shotorenmei England Senior Kumite squad following a two hour assessment in Leeds. He has been training regularly with our sixth form athletics academy since joining the school in September 2018. The athletics coaches have worked with Anthony’s karate coaches to develop a personalised strength and conditioning programme to enhance his fighting skills.

Anthony’s selection is well deserved as he has worked incredibly hard on his fitness and his ambition is to represent Great Britain at an Olympics.

Busy term for The Canterbury Academy Sports Partnership

Busy term for The Canterbury Academy Sports Partnership The Canterbury Academy Sports Partnership hosted a ‘New Young Competitors’ dodgeball tournament this term and St. Stephens came first with The Canterbury Primary School finishing eighth overall. They also hosted the Kent School Games Infant Agility competition where Blean Primary School qualified for the county finals and The Canterbury Primary School came second.