Champion Schools competition


Castleford Academy continued their success in the Champion Schools competition, with the Year 11 boys reaching their 5th consecutive National Final. The students were victorious in their semi-final, beating a strong St Peters team from Wigan 36-10 on Thursday 16th March. The students have created history at the school, as no boys' team have ever reached the National Final in 5 consecutive years. PE Teacher Mr Payne explained how much of an achievement this was, not only for the team, but the Academy. "The year 11 boys have been outstanding all year and reaching the final for the 5th consecutive time, in their final year at school, is testament to their hard work and commitment to rugby throughout their time at the academy. The quality of rugby the students have produced throughout the year has been incredible and every single student in the team has played a huge part in achieving this success. The team have built up a fierce rivalry with National Final opponents Brooksbank over the past 3 years, and they will be looking to repeat last year's feet of overcoming them to be the first Year 11 boy's team to win a National title from the academy".

The final will take place on Tuesday 25th April 7pm kick off, with the venue yet to be confirmed.

Headteacher George Panayiotou added "Reaching one national final to compete to be the best in the country is a fantastic achievement, however to do that 5 years in a row takes a special group of players.  I am extremely proud of the Castleford team for this record breaking achievement"​