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Ark Boulton Academy’s girls football and boys badminton teams win finals


Ark Boulton Academy students are celebrating after winning both the girls football and boys badminton finals in the School Games. 


Ark Boulton Academy’s Year 8 and 9 girls football team beat Washwood Heath Academy 2-1 to win the final of the School Games tournament. 


Ark Boulton student Yasmin Kamal was also awarded with Player of the Match for her excellent use of skill and agility.


The Boulton boys badminton team then beat Yardleys School to win the badminton final.  This was the first time that the badminton team had entered the tournament.


Both teams have now qualified to play in the Birmingham Winter Games in February. 


Lisa Huckstep, Director of Health and Wellbeing at Ark Boulton Academy, said, “We are absolutely thrilled with both of these wins.  All of the students worked incredibly hard in the run up to their competitions and it showed on the day.  They all played with confidence and an incredible level of skill.  We couldn’t be prouder of them.”


The tournament was organised by the Schools Games Central Partnership.  There are 65 schools involved in the partnership which is based at Small Heath School in Birmingham.


The School Games is a national initiative to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport.  The School Games are delivered locally by schools, clubs and county sports partnerships, and are supported nationally by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Sport England and Youth Sports Trust.


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