Academy Success at Inter Schools Athletics Meet
Banbridge Academy athletes enjoyed a wonderful day out at the final event of the season, the Banbridge District Inter Schools, held at St Coleman’s College’s track in Newry. In a restructuring of the event it included athletes from Yrs 8-10 across 6 different events, competing for individual medals and team silverware. The usual schools of Banbridge Academy, Newbridge Integrated College, Banbridge High School, Dromore High School & Rathfriland High School were joined this year by Newry High School.
Throughout the day the Academy had numerous medallists across the different events and some outstanding individual performances. A brilliant day of track and field was rounded off when the Academy won 5 of the 6 relay events and when the overall trophies were presented at the end the Academy won the Yr 8 Boys and Girls and the Yr 9 Boys titles while finishing 2nd in the Yr 9 girls. The Yr 10 scores were not included in the team competition as they did not have full entries from all schools but again we performed well in the individual events. This success meant that once the overall totals were calculated Banbridge Academy were the overall winners of the competition and took home the wonderful trophy. It was a fantastic way to end a very successful and enjoyable season back at athletics.