Malcolm Arnold Academy retains Summer Cup title

Students from Malcolm Arnold Academy won their third consecutive title at this year’s David Ross Education Trust (DRET) Summer Cup, a festival of sport that recognises and celebrates the talent and dedication of the Trust’s sporting stars.


Held at the Grantham Meres Stadium, the event was bigger and better than ever, with a star-studded line-up to match. Sports stars in attendance included Roger Black MBE, Colin Jackson CBE, Rebecca Adlington OBE, Mark Lewis-Francis MBE, Marlon Devonish MBE and Beth Tweddle MBE.


The event saw secondary academies compete in a number of events, including including athletics, table tennis, boccia, swimming and tennis. Colin Jackson, former Olympic hurdler and BBC commentator, was also on hand to interview the students after their events – with footage being played on the largest TV screen in the UK.


For the third year running, Malcolm Arnold Academy won the secondary title, with Lodge Park Academy taking silver and Humberston Academy in third place.


Colin Jackson said of the day: “I heard a lot of great things about the Summer Cup and I have not been disappointed – it was a magnificent day.


“It was an immense pleasure to meet so many talented students who have the same enthusiasm for sport that I did at their age.


“Everyone played their part and tried their absolute best, which is all you can ask for in sport and in life.”


Chris Steed, Head of Malcolm Arnold Academy, commented: “We are delighted to have brought home the Summer Cup for a third consecutive year.


“The sporting talent at Malcolm Arnold Academy is of such a high standard and we are so proud of our students for continuing to excel.


“Every one of our students gave their all at the event and we are thrilled to be the Summer Cup 2016 Champions.”