Outstanding Student Sporting Achievements

Many of our students achieve great success as individuals, both in and out of school. We are sure you will be interested to see what they have been busy doing.

Eleanor Eaves

Eleanor Eaves is currently preparing to go to the Pitztal glacier in Austria for five days of training on the slopes. The thirteen year old is ranked the top Under 14 British female for outdoor artificial surface skiing based on seed points. It will be the fourth time that the teenager has been to the ski resort to undertake rigorous training.

“Each day starts at 7am with fitness and a quick breakfast. We then travel to the top of the glacier for a full day on the slopes. At 5pm we do stretches and fitness training, then after our evening meal we listen to feedback from our coach,” she says.

Eleanor is incredibly ambitious, she came 2nd in the Under 14 category at the British Championships 2016 and 2nd at the Welsh Championships 2016. She was also placed 1st Lower Senior Girl in the North West Schools Ski Federation Championships.

“A new racer starts on 999.99 seed points and aims to reduce this during their racing career.  Each year one male and one female athlete are invited to hold the position of being the zero point racer. So far this year I have improved from 208.78 Outdoor British Artificial seed points to 75.79,” says Eleanor. “The final points will be published for 2016 will be published in December.”

As well as representing Archbishop Temple School Eleanor competes as part of Pendle Ski Club and North West Ski Federation. In 2016 she was selected for both club and region in their respective B teams, and Archbishop Temple in their Lower Senior Team. She currently trains on the artificial slope at Pendle twice a week and has competed across the country at venues in Sunderland, Bromley, Norwich, Gloucester, Stoke and Pontypool.

Eleanor already has her sights set on 2017.

“Next year I will compete in Home Nations races in the Under 16 age group,” says Eleanor. “I turn 14 before the end of December 2017 so cannot compete as an under 14. I hope to win but it will be more challenging as most competitors will be two years older than me.”

She also hopes to continue to reduce her seed points, to be selected for the North West team for inter-regional events and for the Pendle team for inter-club events as well as retain her title as fastest Lower Senior girl in NW Schools ski championships.

Everyone at ATS wishes Eleanor all the best with training and competitions!

More Outstanding Student Achievements

Chris Durney: Another great runner, Chris has represented Lancashire on many occassions including at the English Schools Cross Country Championships and Track Championships. He has also run for his county at the Inter-Counties Cross Country and Track events as well as winning the Preston Schools Cross Country for the last three years. The list of his achievements goes on...

Chris is the current holder of the Lancashire 1500m title and was narrowly beaten into second place in the 3000m. He will be representing Lancashire in the Northern Counties Championships in August and hopefully the English Schools Track event in July.

Elizabeth Wafer: A fantastic young swimmer, Elizabeth won the 200m Backstroke (11 years) in the Lancashire County Championships 2014. She is also the Northern Girls (11 years) Overall Champion for 2014.

Lewis Fensome: Lewis has represented and captained Preston City U14 team on many occassions. The team won the Lancashire League, the Lancashire Cup and Manchester League. They were also runners up in the Manchester Cup. The team made history by being the first Preston school boy team to ever win the Manchester League.

Lewis has recently been named in the Lancashire County Cricket U14s development squad and has played a match against Yorkshire. He is a wicketkeeper and batsman.