Success at the North Down Athletics Championships!

Over the past week 18 boys and girls from P5-P7 have competed in a number of track and field events in the North Down Athletics Championships. On Monday and Wednesday all pupils competed in the heats of each of the events to qualify for the finals on Friday. A total of 12 pupils represented Holywood Primary School in the finals today held at Bangor Sportsplex with great success! Holywood came away with a total of 11 medals (5 golds, 4 silvers and 2 bronze) and the boys won the Besant Shield for the school with the most points accumulated at the end of the Championships! 1st Place! What an amazing achievement!

Well done to all the boys and girls involved for a fantastic display of athleticism and sportsmanship all round!

Congrats to the following pupils for qualifying for the finals: Matthew Lockington, Omar Binder, Alana Thornton, Lily Andrews, Lucas McKeown, Freddy Raduva, Roger McMullan, Nina Grace Kanwei, Isla Fox, Oscar Chambers, Ben Irvine and Anna Calvin.

Medal Honours


  • Matthew Lockington - Gold in the 100m Sprint and Silver in the 50m Sprint.

  • Omar Binder - Bronze in both the 50m and 100m Sprint.

  • Lucas McKeown - Gold in the Cricket Ball Throw.

  • Freddy Raduva - Silver in the Cricket Ball Throw.

  • Alana Thornton - Gold in the 100m Sprint and Cricket Ball Throw, Silver in the 50m Sprint.


  • Roger McMullan - Gold in the 100m Sprint and Silver in the 75m Sprint.

Posted on June 14, 2019 .