BAKEWELL: Lady Manners squad are athletics champs

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An eight-strong athletics squad from Lady Manners school have been named Sportshall Athletics regional Champions.

The year 7 girls team beat off competition from across the East Midlands at cluster and county events in everything from relay and running, shot putt and jumping.

Coach at the Bakewell school, Jayne Roach, said: “We are very proud of the girls, who remained focused and determined to win at all times. Their attitude and hard work really paid dividends in the face of really tough competition.”

The girls on the team are Emily Croft, Ava Holden, Alyssa Stout, Hope Hanby, Georgia Pursglove, Emma Botham, Cerys Lessiter and Eleanor Ives.