Sporting stars

William Brookes School in Much Wenlock boasts not one but three students who have represented their country this year. In athletics Elle Humphries and Louix Tziortzis-Foskett, competed in the World Junior Biathle Championships in Spain, achieving 10th and 13th position respectively and helping Team GB secure silver for the girls and gold for the boys. The biathle is a gruelling event featuring a 1500m run, a 200m sea swim followed by a 1500m run. The students’ talent was spotted by PE teacher Kerry Humphreys, who said, “Elle and Louix have trained really hard and we’re extremely proud of their progress. Their times rank in the top three nationally, and having the opportunity to compete at world level is an incredible experience for them both.”

Drew Wright has been selected for the GB sailing squad, having qualified as the top U17 and the third U19 crew in the 420 dinghy class. In July, Drew along with crew Rhys Lewis won bronze in the U17 European Championships in Athens and went on to compete in the Junior European Championships in Italy in August. The pair are set to represent Team GB at the World Championships in Australia this December. Drew started his sailing career at Chelmarsh Sailing Club in Bridgnorth. “It’s stunning to have three students going out to perform for Great Britain,” said head Geoff Renwick. “How fitting given Much Wenlock’s connection to the modern Olympics!”

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