SAINSBURY’S SCHOOL GAMES
SIMI Fajemisin, a dual gold medallist at the English Schools’ Track & Field Championships, leads Oxfordshire’s challenge as she chases more titles in Sheffield next week.
The 16-year-old long jump star, from Headington School, is among six Oxon athletes who will be in action at the multi-sport games, which take place from Thursday to Sunday.
Hammer thrower Amy Herrington (Gillotts, Henley) and 800m runner Ben Claridge (King Alfred’s Academy), who both won English Schools’ silvers at Birmingham, are also in action.
They are joined by fellow athletes Eleanor Hubbert (Burford), Tim Stephens (Magdalen College School) and Megan Humphreys (Chipping Norton).
Oxfordshire are also represented in badminton by Alex Cook (Lord Williams’s, Thame) and rugby sevens by Olivia Jones (Cokethorpe, Witney).
Four Oxfordshire students will also take part in the Talent Inspiration Programme, which is not part of the games, but looks to use the event to inspire the development of promising youngsters.
Athletes Jess Barker (Burford), Victoria Harte and Sebastian Hartwell (both Warriner, Bloxham) feature here along with footballer Jack Tutton (Wheatley Park).
Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone’s contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.
Latest Sport news
11:00pm Tuesday 24th November 2015
PATRICK Hoban expertly struck an equaliser as Oxford United came from behind to draw with Newport County at the Kassam Stadium.
10:52pm Tuesday 24th November 2015
6:52pm Tuesday 24th November 2015
Midfielder Ellen Hopkins proved to be Tower Hill Ladies’ penalty shoot-out hero, donning the gloves to save two spot-kicks as they reached the semi-finals of the OFA County Cup at the expense of Benson Lionesses.
6:46pm Tuesday 24th November 2015
All the news from Oxford United's clash with Newport County at the Kassam Stadium in Sky Bet League Two.
6:47pm Tuesday 24th November 2015
Martino Ventriglia struck a spectacular left-foot volley winner into the top corner from 30 yards with four minutes to go as Chequers beat Zubry 3-2 at home in their top-of-the-table Oxford City FA clash.
12:41pm Tuesday 24th November 2015
OXFORD United have sent Cameron Gayle out on loan to Cambridge United after extending the defender's stay at the club by two months.
10:59am Tuesday 24th November 2015
Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Coneygree has been ruled out of Saturday's Hennessy Gold Cup after failing to sparkle in a schooling session at trainer Mark Bradstock's Letcombe Bassett stables near Wantage.
9:30am Tuesday 24th November 2015
GEORGE Baldock says Oxford United are driven to keep the pressure on and extend their superb run for the visit of Newport County tonight (7.45).
9:00am Tuesday 24th November 2015
MICHAEL Appleton predicts Oxford United’s players will see less of the ball this evening – but it could work to their advantage.
8:40am Tuesday 24th November 2015
Desp[ite twice taking the lead, Oxford Hawks Ladies went down 5-2 at Isca in Investec Conference West.