Summertime for the PE Department

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As our summer term draws to a close, it's been a busy time for the PE Department.

Read on for information about recent results in Athletics, Cricket and Rounders. You can also see pictures of our fantastic sports leaders who have been helping to deliver sports festivals to our feeder primary school students.

On separate note, we would also like to congratulate Peter G (Year 9) who has recently signed an elite player contract with Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

ESAA Regional Athletics Finals

On Monday 13th June, SJF travelled to Hull for the North East Regional athletics finals. SJF were one of few schools to have four teams competing in this event that had schools from all around North East of England. The students performed exceptionally well across all competitions and were a real credit to the school. The results were as follows:

Junior Boys (Year 7/8) - 1st place and have qualified for the National finals down in Oxfordshire.

Inter Boys (Year 9/10) - 6th place

Junior Girls (Year 7/8) - 4th place

Inter Girls (Year 9/10) - 4th place

Good luck to the boys competing in the National Finals.

Area Athletics Finals

On Thursday 23rd June, SJF took 63 athletes to the Harrogate and Craven athletics finals at Giggleswick. On the hottest day of the year, SJF once again excelled across a number of races and events. The results were as follows:

Nineteen (19) students were crowned area champions;

Eighteen (18) students finished in 2nd place;

Sixteen (16) students finished in 3rd place.

These were incredible results with more than half our athletes finishing on the podium. Below are the names of the area champions:

Year 7

Monty W - Shot

Hedley H- Javelin

Zack T - High Jump

James W - Triple Jump

Year 8

Dom J - Hurdles

Will B - Shot/ 3oo metres (new school records in both events)

Mia C-K - Long Jump/ 200 metres

Bouba R-C - Long Jump

Oliver A - Triple Jump

Year 9

Antonia P - Hurdles

Futura R-B - Shot

Sophie D - Javelin

Emily S - Triple Jump

Conor D - Triple Jump

Year 10

Emily B - Shot

Alex L- Javelin

Madeleine J- Long Jump

North Yorkshire Athletics

Congratulations to all of the following athletes who were selected to represent North Yorkshire and competed in an Inter Counties event on Saturday 18th June at Gateshead Stadium. Those competing were Kuba B (Javelin), Anthony M (Javelin), Antonia P (Relay/Hurdles) and Sophie D (Hammer/Javelin). A huge well done and good luck to Therese T (400m hurdles) and Mia C-K (Long Jump) in the upcoming National Athletics finals to be held in Manchester.


Congratulations to Year 7 cricket team on reaching the North Yorkshire cup semi-final. After defeating Ermysteds and more recently Ryedale, the team can look forward to a last for clash against either Fulford or Bootham. The under 14 cricket team had their first competitive game in defeat to Ripon Grammar School - losing by 50 runs but learning lots along the way (Player of the match - Futura R-B).


The rounders teams had their first games of the season against Harrogate Grammar and St Aidan's. It was a great learning experience for the players despite defeat. Below are some of the results:

Year 8

SJF 12.5 - HGS 35.5

Player of the match - Daisy O'Brien/ Elizabeth Barnicle

Year 7

SJF 5.5 - HGS 13

Player of the match - Nancy K/ Emilia