The National Schools Championships: Stepping Onto The Big Stage

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I can remember it like it was yesterday, 5th July 2013, Alexander Stadium, Birmingham... day one of our five-year English Schools journey that saw Joe 'crowned' English Schools Champion twice. But... it nearly didn't happen*.

For those of you who haven't yet come across the Schools Athletics Association Championships, here's a brief intro:

About the Schools Athletics Association Championships

As the name suggests, the championships are the annual finale of school-based athletics competitions held i…

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Education and Elite Sport - How can Parents Successfully Manage it?


If your child is taking sport seriously at a young age, deprioritising their education may no longer be the smartest approach.

Striking a balance between school and sport is not easy. It starts with finding the right school, with the right teachers, and organising the daily commute between your child’s practice ground and their school premises. But what if your child struggles to keep up? What if they are an aspiring Olympic or elite athlete who trains every day, competes midweek, and travels int…

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