Young Cottingham athletes retain trophy for second year
29th July 2013
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Young Cottingham athletes retain trophy for second year

Children from Cottingham C of E Primary School are celebrating after bringing home the Welland Valley Athletics Championships trophy for the second year running.

All 69 children from Key Stage 2 (aged 7 to 11) took part in the tournament, competing against six other schools from Brigstock, Weldon, Gretton, Corby Old Village, Wilbarston and Stanion.

Events included 60m and 80m sprints, 400m and 600m runs, relays, triple jump, long jump, speed bounce, quoits and target throwing.

Emma Tayler, head teacher at Cottingham C of E Primary School, said: 'The children have worked really hard for this event, coming along to practice at Athletics Club every Tuesday and Saturday morning, come rain or shine. It has helped create a real sense of teamwork and every single child did their very best - we are so proud of them! I'd also like to thank the parents and teachers that helped to train the children for the event, as we couldn't have done it without them'.Â

Cottingham C of E Primary School is fast gaining a reputation as a sporting force in the local area, with awards for football and rugby also under their belt.

To find out more about Cottingham CofE School, visit their website at

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