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Remarkable sporting record

Published Friday 25th of November 2011 03:47:09 PM

Lancaster Royal Grammar School was one of three state schools commended for its �remarkable sporting record� at the 2011 Aviva/Daily Telegraph School Sport Matters Awards recently. The commendation was made at a glittering ceremony at Twickenham Stadium, when an array of famous sports stars come out in force to praise the sporting efforts of British schools.

Two pupils from LRGS attended the gala luncheon - champion triathlete Beau Smith and Sam Moorby, who plays in both the rugby and cricket 1st teams - along with the school�s Head of Sport, Andy Rice. The boys received the award from Olympic gold medallist rower James Cracknell.

School Sport Matters is run by The Daily Telegraph and Aviva to celebrate �everything that is exemplary in school sport and physical education�. The level of interest in this year�s competition was very high, with hundreds of entries.

The Daily Telegraph highlighted several recent sporting achievements at LRGS, including the rugby 1st XV going through September undefeated following a 26-13 victory over King�s, Macclesfield; winning this year�s HMC Northern Schools Athletics Championships and the U13 cricket side becoming Lancashire T20 champions. The paper went on to say: �Few state schools can boast as much success on the cricket field. LRGS play in excess of 120 matches in the summer term, predominantly against independent schools � In the summer holidays, the first XI played in the final of the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Tournament at the Kensington Oval in Barbados, only the third English school team to achieve this feat.�

LRGS is a state day and boarding school for boys, aged 11 to 18.
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