Coventry students to go for gold in International Children's Games - The Coventry Observer

16th Aug, 2022

Coventry students to go for gold in International Children's Games

Coventry Editorial 3rd Aug, 2022

CITY students will be going for gold against others from around the world when the International Children’s Games runs in Coventry from August 11 to 16, writes Oscar Bland. 

Among them are four pupils from Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School who are looking to use the home advantage whist in pursuit of victory.

Over 1,500 students from five continents are coming to Coventry, and Helena Seraphin, Deanna Salt, Olivia Ayres and Josh Okoduwa will be representing Coventry in basketball and football.

Deanna and Olivia are hoping to hit the back of net in the girls’ football tournament, with Deanna – who plays for Coventry City Girls – joining up with Olivia who is a key component of Wiseman’s girls team.

Josh and Helen will both represent Coventry in the boys and girls basketball after Josh helped his team reach the regional final and Helena played a pivotal role in her team also reaching the regional final.

Lisa North, Head of Girls PE at the school, said: “We are extremely proud of the work that our pupils put in when training.”

Ms North praised the students, saying they had ‘consistently shown the school values and it was an honour to put them forward to represent the school’.

Team Coventry manager, Danny Kinghamm,said: “I’m really excited.

“I’m looking forward to working with all the athletes that are part of the team.

“The children are an absolute credit to their school.”

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