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]
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Congratulations to Izzy for this wonderful sporting achievement
Congratulations to Sixth Form student Finley Power for his victory at the West Yorkshire Schools U19’s Golf Tournament, hosted by Howley Hall Golf Club on Monday 23 April 2018.
Year 10 student Nathan Snee has recently been selected to play for the Leeds Rhinos U16’s side and has also been awarded a two year Rugby Scholarship with the club.
Callum represented England in the Para-sport Athletics - Men's T54 Marathon.
Year 7 student Lily Durkan recently qualified in first place for the National Riding Schools Championships in the age range 12 and under.
Year 10 student Joe Nicol, is the best U16 platform diver in the UK.
Congratulations to Florence Greenhalgh, Year 7 who recently won the U12 Girls’ Yorkshire Cycle Cross Championships held in Holmfirth.
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.