Athletes head for the nationals

Athletes head for the nationals

A TEAM of athletes from Backwell is celebrating victory after winning a regional athletics competition.

Thirty competitors from Fairfield School took part in the Independent Schools Association regional trials in Exeter.

The children from year four, five and six competed in a variety of sports including shot, long jump, sprint and 600m.

Five athletes from Fairfield won their events and will now represent the south west region in the national finals in Birmingham later this month.

Alison Leatt, head of sport at the school, said: “We have some very talented athletes in our school and I am delighted that so many qualified for the national event. All the children excelled in their events and it was a pleasure to see their sportsmanship and support for their friends.”