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Young athletes crowned County Athletics Champs - East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust

Young athletes crowned County Athletics Champs

Pupils from East Ren High Schools beat Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

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Pupils from across East Renfrewshire made up a team of 80 S1 to S3 pupils who beat opposition from neighbouring local authorities, Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.

And it was a hat-trick of victories for East Renfrewshire in this annual athletics and track event, held at the ON-X Sports Centre, in Linwood.

The East Renfrewshire pupils had a clean sweep, winning all boys' and girls' age groups in the event, which had been resurrected after the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The final team scores were - East Renfrewshire, 904; Renfrewshire, 624 and Inverclyde, 446. Out of a possible 54 events, East Renfrewshire won 36, including all relays races. 

The local athletes were led by the Active Schools team from East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure, whose Team Leader Barry Cook said: "The County Championships are now firmly back on the calendar as an annual athletics event.

"It's a fantastic achievement to win this highly competitive event for the third time and my congratulations go to all the athletes from our schools who won medals and who contributed to the team.  

"My thanks also go to the Active Schools teams from the three local authorities and our local athletics club partners Giffnock North AAC, Kilbarchan AAC and Inverclyde AC for their brilliant work in organising a brilliant competition for the pupils."


Created on 15 July 2016

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