SIX St. Mary’s students recently represented the British Aikido Association at the Senior World Championships in Switzerland.
Taking part in their first Senior International Tournament, Georgia Pullan (Year 10), Jake Pullan, Milly Bolton, Chloe Duckett, Sophia Drozd (all Year 13) and Kitty Bolton (Year 11) all performed to a high standard and made a great impression in front of competitors from around the world, including Russia, Brazil and Japan. Kitty won silver in the Kyu Grade competition with Milly winning bronze.
The group are now aiming to compete in Japan in two years’ time.
Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba. Aikido is often translated as "the way of unifying (with) life energy" or as "the way of harmonious spirit." Ueshiba's goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury.
2015 JAA International Competition (Switzerland) [BRADFORD TOMIKI AIKIDO CLUB]
Aikido World Medals for St. Mary's Menston students [WHARFEDALE OBSERVER]
Congratulations to acrobatic gymnasts Olivia and Sophie Leonard (Year 7 and 9 respectively) who competed in the Turin International Acro Cup over the weekend, representing the Olicana Gymnastics Club.
Following her performance at the West Yorkshire Junior Academy Centre trials for Hockey, Year 9 student Jessica Ferguson has been invited to attend the final assessment day for Durham and Leeds Performance Centres 2017-2018.
Aimee Benn, 10P, continues to climb the Ladies World Snooker rankings.
Aimee is ranked 29 in World Ladies Snooker rankings
Year 10 St. Mary’s students Katie Gleeson, Lucy Moorby and Isabel Wilks recently took part in the Leeds District U15 Netball Squad trials. We are delighted to announce that all three were selected.
Trials for the Leeds District U12 Netball Squad took place at the weekend and we are delighted that five of our Year 7 students were selected: many congratulations to Rachel McCormack 7W, Eva Curran 7W, Millie Helliwell, Isobel Farmer 7C and Eve Midgley 7G.
Year 7 student Izzy Goodwin is certainly one to watch for the future in her chosen sport of swimming.
Congratulations to Year 8 student Carter Beevers who recently finished second in the British Kickboxing Championships.
Our congratulations are extended to Year 11 students Joshua Dutton and Joseph Gardner and Charlie Heath, Year 10 who have been selected for the U16 West Yorkshire Football squad. Well done!