Sporting achievements at Cockburn and Cockburn John Charles

Cockburn John Charles Academy (CJCA) Year 10 Boys competed in the Leeds School’s Athletics Final earlier this month, finishing Runner’s-up in the school’s best-ever performance at the championship.

After finishing among the top 8 of 32 to qualify for the final, the boys then produced an outstanding performance to win four of twelve events, including the shot-put, triple-jump, 200m and 4×1 relay. After qualifying over the likes of Rodillian and Leeds Grammar School in the heats the team took home the Silver position, outscoring Prince Henry’s Grammar, Wetherby, Carr Manor, Morley, Allerton Grange, and Guiseley.

Sporting success continues to grow at the school with the school taking second place in two City-wide tournaments (Year 8 football and Year 10 athletics), another South Leeds and Central 7-a-side Championship (Year 8 football), and Champions Schools Tournament Finals in rugby (Year 9 girls).

Well done to all of Cockburn School and Cockburn John Charles Academy students who took part in Sports Days at the John Charles Centre for Sport.

School records were broken by some amazing athletes at Cockburn School’s Sports Day:

Year 7 


80m hurdles – Tilly Kennedy – 16.81  seconds


80m hurdles – Jil Yeboah – 14.41 seconds


Year 8


800m – Caitlin Chadwick – 2.47.84 mins

80m hurdles – Alicia Miranda – 16.5 seconds


200m – Alex Smith 27.5 seconds

80m hurdles  Kenneth Mensah  13.13 seconds


Year 9 


High Jump – Esther Scopes 1.35m


100m – Manasse Gbalou 11.78 seconds

Long Jump – Kieran Shaw 5.1m

80m hurdles Kieran Shaw – 12.47 seconds


Year 10 


200m – Hillary Domfeh 30.41 seconds

800m Mischa Comrie 2.58.31 minutes

Long Jump – Ebony Hart 3.4m

Triple Jump – Hannah Drewery 8.6m

80m Hurdles – Abbis Sambou 16.06 seconds