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Old Palace athletic student awarded for the Best Championship Performance in 2017.

Old Palace Year 8 student, India, has been named the winner of the Annual Award for the Best Championship Performance in 2017 by the Surrey County Athletic Association.

India competed in the 60m U13 Girls group finishing in a time of 8.08s. This is an incredible achievement and the award is very well deserved.

Katie Fowler, Teacher of Physical Education​ at Old Palace said: "India joined us in Year 6 and instantly stood out as being a very talented athlete. India threw herself into all sports at school and quickly established herself as a very competent Netball player using her dynamic speed to her advantage. She confidently captained  the U12 Netball to victory at the Croydon Schools Championships last year. India really comes to her own on the track and follows a strict and regimented training programme at her local club. She is always eager to learn and continues to listen to feedback given to her. India is an absolute pleasure to teach and we are delighted that her achievements have been recognised with this award. We look forward to her continued to success."

India said: “Athletics is my passion and I aspire to run in the Olympics in 2024 or 2028. I would either just run in the 100m sprint, or do the heptathelon which consists of long jump, high jump, 800m, 100m hurdle, 200m sprint, javelin & shot put.

I compete in various competitions in and out of London. Hopefully this will prepare and help me if I run in the Olympics.”

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