Fran Kirby Confirmed as 2020 Sports Awards Guest
The Canterbury Academy Trust Sports Awards Evening takes place this term on Tuesday 11th February and a record number of our students will be recognised for their hard work and commitment to sport.
Our guest of honour has excelled on the international football stage and has represented England in major international tournaments. Fran Kirby is currently a Chelsea and England Lionesses legend and was amongst the nominees for the prestigious Women’s Ballon D’Or Award in 2018. She also made history by becoming the first player to win the female FWA Player of the Year.
Fran has suffered some extremely serious injuries during her career which have been potentially career ending and her resolve and determination to fight back make her a fantastic role model for younger players across all sports.
Cross Country Excellence from Two Canterbury Academy Students
Two of our best runners performed brilliantly in county cross country events over Christmas. Year 10 student, Jamie Keir, won the under 15 Kent Cross Country championships at Brands Hatch.
This adds to his successful winter in the county league which he won in December.
Oliver Scott was also successful. Ollie competed in the under 13 boys’ race and finished second and he is now likely to be representing Kent at an inter counties cross country race in March.
Both of these students train regularly with Invicta East Kent Athletics Club and receive additional support from the school in the form of access to specialist training when their schedules allow it.
County Indoor Rowing Finals
A group of our students performed really well in the district rowing event just before Christmas and as a result, have qualified for the county finals later this year.
Joanne Bamgbose, Findley Lynch, Michael Spinks, Max Hadlow, Peter Quenby, Anthony Simes, Freddie Marsh, Luke Harvey, Ethan Apopo-Ngira, Jamie Keir, Monty Saunders, Callum Taylor and Daniel Oni have all qualified after rowing well.
Marathon Fund Raising Effort
On Thursday 19th December, one of our specialist sport mentor groups took part in an endurance task to raise money for additional sports equipment for The Canterbury Academy Trust. The group ran, cycled and rowed for a total of 26 miles alongside their mentor, Mr McCue. They finished with four laps of our athletics track to complete the task and received fantastic support from parents and staff.
Strong performances from Sixth Form Sport Teams
Our football and basketball teams had crushing wins in their respective league games. The football side beat Towers School 8-1 and our basketball side romped to a 100-25 victory against USP College. Our combined Langton and Canterbury Academy rugby side that play under the East Kent Rugby Academy name, put in a strong performance against Dartford GS and lost by three points.
There is another Sixth Form Open Event on Wednesday 11th March where all of our sports academies will be represented.
For more information on sporting opportunities at The Canterbury Academy, please contact Director of Sport, Phil Relf,