Student Success Stories

 

KYE KITCHING - CRICKET

Kye plays cricket for Darfield, Barnsley Representatives and Yorkshire Schools. He is the opening batsman and also bowls spin.

ACHIEVEMENTS

His proudest achievements are:

  • Winning the ‘Bowling’ award for Barnsley Representatives

  • Being made captain of Barnsley Representatives, and leading them to be league champions

  • Scoring the winning runs and retiring ‘not out’ in a game for Barnsley against Sheffield

AMBITIONS

His ambition is to play cricket at an international standard as a batsman.

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MORGAN FREEMAN - KICKBOXING

Morgan is a boxer and kickboxer and has trained with Dragon Foot gym since he was 5 years old, and also competes. 

He competes in national and international competitions.

Achievements

  • Yorkshire Open Champion

  • English Open Champion (three times in 2014-2015)

  • International Open Champion

  • European Open Champion

  • Two silver medals at World Open Championships (Italy, October 2016)

  • English Title Holder (4th February, 2017)

Ambitions

His ambition for kickboxing is to continue training with Dragon Foot and become world champion.

His ambition for boxing is to begin training with a Sheffield gym, joining a programme focused on progressing to competing at world level.

Morgan
 

JOSH LINDLEY-HARRIS - POLE VAULT

Legendary pole vault coach Trevor Fox recognised Josh’s potential in Year 8, and has been working with him ever since through Sheffield and The Dearne athletics club, based at the EIS Sheffield. Josh is the latest in a long line of students who have reached national level at pole vault under Trevor’s guidance.

Achievements

  • English Schools Champion for three consecutive years (2013-2015)
  • English Schools Runner Up (2016)
  • Invited to represent England against the other UK nations

Ambitions

To represent Great Britain at the Commonwealth Games.

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ELLIE-JA GODDARD - TAEKWONDO

Ellie-Ja began to train for Taekwondo when she was 9 years old. Her club is E and S Taekwondo. 

Ellie-Ja has met Jade Jones, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and has an autographed belt.

Achievements

  • Graded at Black Belt First Dan
  • Silver medals from 4 national competitions

Ambitions

  • To surpass Black Belt Fourth Dan, meaning she would be better than her instructor.
  • To compete in the Olympics.
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