Highfields athletes represent city in Black Country Youth Games

Athletes from Highfields represented Wolverhampton in the Black Country Youth Games.

Members of the school’s trophy-winning Athletics team and the Year 8 girls' Tag Rugby team competed against other teams from Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall in the tournament.

The athletes competed in a range of disciplines including shot-put, foam javelin, high jump, long jump, 100m, 800m and two relays as part of the tournament, which was held at the Walsall Campus of the University of Wolverhampton.

Mr J.Birks, Head of Boys’ PE who trains the Athletics team with Mr M.Spencer, said: “The team were chosen to represent Wolverhampton following their success in last year’s City Athletics Championships and they performed with credit.”

Members of the team that represented Wolverhampton in the Black Country Games (from L-R) Seb Boydell, Emmanual Falade, Finley Cooper, Eric Omozee, Sam Hulme, Joel Adderley, Gurkaran Khangura, Jake Hillman

Members of the team that represented Wolverhampton in the Black Country Games (from L-R) Seb Boydell, Emmanual Falade, Finley Cooper, Eric Omozee, Sam Hulme, Joel Adderley, Gurkaran Khangura, Jake Hillman

Mr C.Moody, Highfields' Head of Sport, said: "We had success in the girls' Tag Rugby competition where we won bronze medal defeating ACE academy from Sandwell and also drawing with Hagley Roman Catholic School from Dudley.  The girls really excelled themselves playing a very high standard of Tag Rugby."

Posted on July 7, 2016 .