Wold Academy are triumphant at DRET Spring Cup

Wold Academy pupils celebrated after they were crowned champions of the DRET Primary Spring Cup 2017. 

Competing against six other primary academies from across the Trust, pupils went head-to-head in football and netball matches in the hope of bringing home the trophy.

A number of sporting stars were in attendance to support and cheer on the pupils, including England netball player Natalie Panagarry, ex professional footballer Darren Purse, and former England International midfielder Sue Smith. 

Football freestyler, Dan Magness, wowed crowds during an impressive opening ceremony at Havelock Academy.  

Young athletes gave it their all in an attempt to win the competition, but it was Wold Academy who secured the top spot after winning both football and netball tournaments.

Rebecca Lewis, Executive Principal at Wold Academy, said: “All pupils showed wonderful team spirit and represented the academy so well.

“Well done to all pupils that took part for all their flawless performances. It was a fantastic day and everyone thoroughly enjoyed competing. ”

Sporting events like this support the Trust’s aim to increase physical activity in primary schools.

Alex Green, Primary Sports Enrichment Co-ordinator, said: “Sport is such an important part of our pupils’ lives. Not only does it encourage teamwork, but also teaches children about winning and losing, commitment and making friends. 

“It is truly exhilarating to see the pupils compete with such pride and passion, it is a real testament to the Trust’s hard work in organizing these events”.