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Duo claim sporting medals

De Lacy school pupils Jenna Cahill-Phoenix and Ivan Davis proudly show off the medals they won at the West Yorkshire Disport Athletics event held recently in Leeds. 
Jenna came 1st in the Long Jump and Ivan came 2nd in the High Jump.
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De Lacy school pupils Jenna Cahill-Phoenix and Ivan Davis proudly show off the medals they won at the West Yorkshire Disport Athletics event held recently in Leeds. Jenna came 1st in the Long Jump and Ivan came 2nd in the High Jump. p325b425

Sporty youngsters at Pontefract’s De Lacy Primary School are celebrating after winning medals at a top athletics event.

Jenna Cahill-Phoenix and Ivan Davis both claimed medals at the West Yorkshire Disport Athletics Competition last month.

Jenna, 11, won long jump, while Ivan, eight, finished in second place in the high jump competition.

Katie Gilbert, the school’s PE co-ordinator, said: “Jenna and Ivan both performed extremely well and everyone at the school is very proud of them.

“Hopefully next year we can go back and defend our titles.”

The competition, held at John Charles Stadium in Leeds, saw youngsters with additional needs compete in a number of sports.

Events included 80m and 50m sprints, long jump, high jump, shot put and seated throw.

Almost 600 youngsters from schools across the county took part in a qualification event on May 7, before taking part in the finals on June 18.

Miss Gilbert added: “Ivan and Jenna should be very proud of themselves.

“To claim medals in competitions which involve children from across the whole of West Yorkshire is a massive achievement.”

Ian Spencer, of the Federation of Disability Sports Organisations, which organised the event, said: “The whole day has shown how sport can provide opportunities for youngsters to develop physical and social skills as well as having fun.

“Hopefully some of the young athletes will go on to national and international success.”

 

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