Elizabeth earns top prize for Academy at Banbridge district athletics day

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Banbridge Academy athletes had a lot of success at the recent Banbridge District Interschools Athletics day held at the Mary Peters Track.

All six local schools were in attendance with the Academy joined by Dromore High, St Patrick’s College, Newbridge Integrated College, Banbridge High and Rathfriland High.

There were competitions at Junior and Senior levels, boys and girls, with individual medals awarded for the top three places as well as overall team trophies.

The Academy’s Junior Girls team won the team trophy and Elizabeth Little won the best individual athlete in that category.

Many other Academy athletes also achieved medals and overall it was a hugely successful day enjoyed by all the athletes and staff.

“A huge thank-you must go to Mr Alan Kirk of Dromore High school for organising the event and also congratulations to his pupils as Dromore High deservedly won the overall interschool sports title,” said an Academy statement.