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Academy runners romp home to victory

Posted: 20th October 2017

Congratulations to Braunton Academy who are the new champions of the North Devon Secondary Schools Stephens Shield Cross Country Competition.


Braunton Academy entered an incredibly strong cross country team this year and in doing so were rewarded with some fantastic results in each category seen below.

year 7 girls 1st

Year 7 boys 2nd

Year 8 girls 1st

Year 8 boys 1st

Year 9 girls 3rd

Year 9 boys 1st

Year 10/11girls 3rd

Year 10/11 boys 1st 


Jamie Frickleton, head of Physical Education said, "Our students have once again been a credit to our Academy and our community. They have performed to their maximum throughout, and they were rewarded with some fantastic individual and team rewards. We have been unlucky runners-up in recent years to some much bigger schools and our students were determined to win this year. Standout performances came from Lillian Clopet in year 7, Abbi Oscroft in year 9​, J​ack Dutton in year 10 ​and Joel Kirby in year 11. ​But as it was a team event the performances of all our runners combined to give us the win."

 Congratulations and well done to all the participants.