16th Jan, 2021

Hockey star Owen in fine form at School Games National Final

HOCKEY: OLTON-based youngster Ellis Owen was in top form at the School Games National Finals in Loughborough, helping England Blue Boys record a 4-2 victory against Ulster.

The King Edwards school pupil scored two goals in the team’s opening School Games competition.

The School Games are an integrated multi-sport event for the UK’s most talented school-age athletes, with around 1,600 athletes competing across 12 sports, seven of which included disability disciplines.

Owen said: “I felt really good out there.

“The team has gelled well and to score two goals was great.

“The atmosphere across the Loughborough campus is fantastic, we are all really chuffed to be taking part in the School Games.”

Previous competitors at the School Games include Paralympic champions Hannah Cockroft, Ellie Simmonds and Jonnie Peacock, Olympic champion Adam Peaty, and GB sprinters Adam Gemili and Dina Asher-Smith.

The School Games are the springboard for future athletes with 56 of the 382 athletes representing Team GB at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio having competed at the School Games.

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