19th Jan, 2020

Stratford student will be on guard at national event

SWORDS will be at the ready for a Warwick athlete.

KES student William Jolley has been selected to compete in the fencing category at the School Games National Finals.

The 17 year-old, who is a member of the Shakespeare’s Swords Fencing Club, has already won gold awards in the sport and was ranked ninth in the Great British Cadet rankings.

He will be one of around 1,600 athletes who will compete across 12 sports at the School Games, seven of which include disability disciplines.

The event is held for talented school-age athletes and will take place at Loughborough University from August 31 to September 3.

During the event William will take part in an opening ceremony and perform in front of huge crowds of spectators.

The teen is hoping to follow in the footsteps of some of Britain’s biggest sporting stars including Paralympic champions Hannah Cockroft and Ellie Simmonds, Jonnie Peacock and Olympic champion Adam Peaty.

He said: “Watching outstanding athletes that compete in the Olympics shows talent, dedication and hard work can help you to become successful.”

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