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Sporting stars follow Katarina Johnson-Thompson

In the year when St Julie’s alumnus and Olympic heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson secured her World Championship title in Doha, two more students from St Julie’s have received the call from their national teams.

Amy Quinlivan a Year 7 student, began trampolining three years ago having transitioned from gymnastics. Amy had to fight back from an initial rejection for trampolining and with dedication and determination has proven to her coaches that they made the right choice in allowing her to continue!

Just before christmas Amy was invited to represent Great Britain in the 11-12 category at the FIG World Championships at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo, Japan, competing against the very best trampolinists in the world.

Closer to home, it has been an equally exciting time for Year 9 student, and talented footballer, Mia Leath.

The midfielder was playing for Liverpool’s Under 14 squad in a tournament when she was scouted for the England Under 15 training camp. The national training camp took place at St George’s Park in Staffordshire, the £105M training complex that is the home of all 27 of England’s national football teams.

Headteacher, Tim Alderman, was quick to praise the students’ achievements: “As is so often the case with successful athletes both Mia and Amy are modest about their incredible achievements, but I know that they have the talent and determination to follow Katarina’s example. The whole St Julie’s community are behind them!”

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