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Young Stags win medals at English Schools Championships

July 13th 2022, 8:00:00 am

A warm two days in Manchester saw some top class competition at the English Schools Championships and our young Stags brought home some well deserved medals.

English Schools

Birchfield had a number of young athletes representing thier county schools teams at the English Schools Championships, one of the top competions in the calender for U15s - U20s.

Charley O'Neil, representing Staffordshire, was our most successful athlete winning the inter girls pole vault. A big congratulations to Charley and her coaching team of Adam and Lizzie Lyons.

Ella Woods, representing Hereford and Worcester, was the junior girls champion in the long jump last year and despite moving up to inter girls this year she was on the podium once again taking the silver medal.

In the West Midlands team Precious Akye-Moses and Grace Wright were part of the 4 x 100m relay team who took the silver medal.

Charley and Ella will now go on to represent England in SIAB Schools Track & Field International to be held at the Mary Peters Stadium in Belfast on Saturday. We wish them all the best for what will be a tough competiton against the best of the home nations young athletes.

Congratulations also go to all our Stags who competed at the championships, many of whom were experiencing this level of competition for the first time. Outside of the medalists these included:


Oliver Cresswell, Alex Sethi


Thomas Bristol, Lewshawn Clifford, Bethan Homer


Rhianna Burrell, Jack Forrest, Nifemi Ogunbase,Max Price, James Vaughan, Finlay White