The Surrey Secondary Schools Individual Championships on the 9th February brought further success for Whitgift’s swimmers this year, winning five titles overall (including four silvers and six bronzes). The U12s in particular did well and won their team event and postponed relays. The U16s also won their team event. The Whitgift boys’ hard work and perseverance paid off as they became this year’s title holders of the overall Surrey Secondary School’s Championship.
On a national perspective, Kunmi Ogunfeibo and Freddie Biggs (pictured) have been selected to swim for East England (not to mention Whitgift triple jumper Stefan Amokwandoh who has been selected to represent the South East) in the Sainsbury's 2012 School Games. Organised by Youth Sport Trust, the Games caters for the UK's elite young athletes of school age. In this, its inaugural year, the Games are being held in the Olympic Park from 6-9 May. Around 1,600 of the Britain’s finest young sports stars will compete in the last event to be held on the Olympic Park before the Olympics opening ceremony on 27 July.
Whitgift’s Head of Swimming and Athletics is clearly delighted with the Games selection, “It’s been an exciting time for Whitgift with medals at the National Schools Relays, winning the Surrey Individual’s and then this. All the boys have done exceptionally well and deserve all the credit they receive for all their hard work.”