On Thursday 19th May the Green Lane athletics team attended the 2022 Delta Games at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. It was an inspirational venue for our children to compete in. During the day the children put in some phenomenal performances in track and field. Some of the events included the 60m and 200m sprint, the 600m and 4 x 200m relay. Field events were speed bounce, standing long jump and chest push. Led by team captain Holly R, our children shone from start to finish winning a significant number of the races they took part in. Points were awarded in this competition based on times and distances achieved rather than whether we came first, second or third in a race.
At the end of the competition, we were hopeful we had done well, but still were utterly thrilled to find out we had won the overall competition and were the Delta Games Champions 2022! The children had put lots of effort into training at morning and afternoon breaktimes prior to the event, and fully deserved their success based on their performances on the day.
Here is what some of the team said:
Holly R – “It was a great day – the atmosphere was amazing!
“Ella J – “It was the best day of the school year!”
Zac B – “It was the best day of my life!”
Sophia – “The atmosphere was amazing – the moment we won we screamed!”
Another highlight of the day was getting to meet Olympic boxer Lauren Price who was training at the EIOS in Sheffield. We also met Match of the Day and Football Focus presenter Jason Mohammad!!