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Sport & PE2015

Carmel 16th Sports Presentation Evening

The Carmel Sports Presentation Evening took place on Monday 18 July, in the John Caden Hall. This year’s special guest was Tom Craddock, a former Carmel student and now a professional footballer. Tom was the first Carmel student to play in the Premier League.

To view the highlights of the year please click here

To view the photographs of the evening, please click here

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Layla and Ryan Race England’s Best!

Layla Bell and Ryan Stacey both went out in their heat at the English Schools’ Championships, held at Gateshead Stadium. Layla was particularly unlucky as she was in the fastest heat and would have gone through in the other heats. They both enjoyed the experience and are already preparing for next year.

Please click here for the results

To view Photos from the event please click here


Matthew Phillips Wins Bronze!

Matthew Phillips finished third in the Northern Schools Inter-County Combined Events Championships and helped Durham take the U15 Team Title.  Matthew set four new personal bests in the five events.  He is looking forward to the English Schools’ Championships in September.  This event will be held in Exeter.

To view the results please click here.

To view Photos Please Click here.

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St Aidan’s Win Carmel Sports Day

The Carmel College Sports Day took place on Tuesday 7 June 2016. A very strong all round performance from the athletes from St Aidan’s enabled them to win the overall trophy.

For the full results please click here

Please Click here to view photographs from the day

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Durham Schools’ County Championships

Carmel athletes made up the majority of the Darlington team which competed in the Durham Schools’ County Championships, at Monkton Stadium, Jarrow on Saturday 11 June. The following athletes became county champions in their respective events: Elle Liddell (shot), Ryan Stacey (100m), Mitchell Wilson (discus) and Ethan Fenton (javelin). Runners up were Stewart Harrison (200m), Layla Bell (200m), Matthew Phillips (high jump), Jenny Jose (discus) and Sarah Clifford discus.

All of the above were selected for the Durham team for the Northern Inter-Counties Championships.

For the full results please click here

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Matthew Selected for Durham

After finishing third in the County U15 Pentathlon, Matthew Phillips has been selected for Durham. He will compete in the Northern Inter-County Championships, which will be held at Middlesbrough. The Pentathlon consists of the hurdles, high jump, long jump, shot putt and the 800m. For full results please click here.

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Paralympian and Rio hopeful Gemma Collis Visit to Carmel

Gemma Collis, a Paralympic Fencer spent a day at Carmel working with the Year 7 athletics team. She shared her 6 keys to success with the pupils, who are part of the Sky Living for Sport project. She also delivered a motivational assembly to the Year 7s and 8s about how sport has transformed her life. To view photos of the day please click here:

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Layla and Ryan Selected for English Schools’ Athletics Championships

Following the County and Inter-County Schools’ Athletics Championships, Layla Bell (200m) and Ryan Stacey (100m) were selected for the 35 strong County Durham team to compete in the National finals at Gateshead Stadium (Friday 8th – Saturday 9th July) . They will also both run in the relay event.

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Town athletics Champions Once Again!

Carmel won the Darlington Schools’ Athletics Championships after some superb performances by our young athletes. The Girls were first for the 29th year in a row and the boys narrowly second to Hummersknott. This meant Carmel won the George Clark Cup as overall Champions. a title they have now held for a quarter of a century!

Please Click here for the results.

Please Click here to view photographs from the day

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Adam Wins Regional Sailing Award

16 year old Adam Billany from Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club has won the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) North East Young Club Sailor of the Year Award.

Adam, who comes from Newton Aycliffe and is currently deep into his GCSE exams at Carmel College, Darlington, was chosen by a panel of judges drawn from the RYA North East Region and receives the Trident trophy donated by dinghy specialists, Trident UK.

“We had several outstanding nominations for the award this year, from clubs around the region,” said Steve Gibbon, Chairman of the RYA North East Region. “Adam joins a very selective list of young sailors, many of whom have gone on to win European and World Championships over the past few years.”

Despite suffering from cerebral palsy and having to endure recent painful operations to lengthen and strengthen his legs, Adam plays a full part in Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club. He was co-ordinator for the 2015 RYA NE Youth Travellers Series, organising over 50 sailors and six venues around the region. This year Adam has passed on the overall organisation of the series but still plans to compete in as many events as possible.

“He is an inspiration to us all,” explained Nicky Leech, Sailing Secretary at Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club. “In 2014, just weeks after a major operation to lengthen seven muscles in his leg, he was out on the water sailing again, this time with his leg wrapped up in clingfilm!”

Choice of boat for Adam is very important, as he explains:

“My first time sailing was in a Topper with my Dad and Uncle in 2012 but because of my cerebral palsy I struggled to cross the boat when we tacked. After that we bought a Miracle which was a little better if I sat in the middle of the boat and let my dad do all the hiking out!”

The solution came from Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club which has long been a recognised RYA Sailability facility, owning some boats able to accommodate sailors with restricted mobility.

“The club had an old Access dinghy that was looking a bit sorry for itself,” continued Adam. “Dad brought it home one winter, dried it out and put it back together again, ready for me to sail the following season. Halfway through this season I was approached by the RYA Paralympic development coach and invited down to Rutland Water for a taster session in a Paralympic 2.4mR; since then I haven’t looked back. This is a perfect boat for me and I now attend regular high performance training weekends down at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club with Dave Woodhead as Coach.”

“One of the downsides to the 2.4mR is launch and recovery, and it usually means my dad has to go into the water to do this while I transfer into the boat from a jetty or in the case at the moment at Derwent Reservoir, a rib with the boat on a mooring, since our jetty was washed away by the storms at the end of last season.”

“I was lucky enough to be loaned a 2.4mR for six months while I got used to the boat, but now I have a boat of my own and I’m looking forward to racing it and having it set up specifically for me.”

“I would have liked to have competed at the World Championships this year but they were right in the middle of my exams. Never mind, I’ll have to concentrate on any domestic events after they’ve finished. I know there are a couple of the Youth Travellers events where I can get launched so hopefully I will make those, as well as other 2.4mR events that are scheduled later in the year such as the Inland Championships at Rutland and the autumn ranking event down at Weymouth.”

“I would really like to thank Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club for nominating me for the RYA North East Young Club Sailor award; Stephen Scullion and his rescue team for the help they give me when launching and coming back into shore; Matt Grier and Dave Woodhead for their excellent coaching and support and of course my parents who transport me, feed me and act as shore crew and I couldn’t manage without them!”

“I would also like to thank the RYA North East Region for honouring me with this award it was a great surprise when the Chairman, Steve Gibbon presented it to me.”

“We nominated Adam because he demonstrates great determination to excel in sailing, despite adversity,” said Nicky Leech at the club. “He personifies all that is great about north east youth sailing.”

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Carmel Runners Up in Town Gala

Carmel College were narrowly beaten for the overall trophy in the Darlington Schools’ Swimming Gala. They were crowned Girls champions and were second in the Boys.

The gala was held at the Dolphin Centre on Wednesday 11 May. Please click here to see the Carmel swimmers’ results.


Matthew Phillips Qualifies for National Championships

In the County Durham U15 Pentathlon Championships held at Monkton Stadium (Jarrow) on Thursday 19 June, Carmel finished third in both the boys and girls competition. Matthew Phillips produced 5 personal bests to secure the bronze medal in the individual competition and secure selection for the English Schools’ Combined Events Championships to be held in Exeter in September.

To view the results then please click here:

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Carmel Athletes Qualify for the Regional A Finals

In the first round of the English Schools’ Track and Field Cup Carmel won the junior boys, the junior girls and inter girls. They were narrowly beaten in the inter boys. All bar the Inter girls qualified for the Regional A Final to be held at Gateshead Stadium on the 15 June. Please click on the following links to view the results:


Darlington Schools’ Athletics Team for County Championships

39 young athletes from Carmel College have been selected to represent the Town in the County Durham Schools’ Athletic Championships. The rest of the team is made up as follows: 12 from Hummersknott; 3 from DSMS; 6 from Polam; 1 from Hurworth; 1 from St Aidans and 6 from QE College.

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Carmel Year 8s and 9s win Town Netball Cups

In the Darlington Schools’ Netball finals, held at DSMs on Thursday 5 May, Carmel won both the Year 8 and Year 9 finals. The results were as follows:

Year 8 Carmel 17 Hummersknott 2

Year 9 Carmel 22 Polam 8

Year 10 Carmel 7 Polam 19

To view photos of the finals please click here.

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Carmel Year 8s and 10s Darlington Schools Cup Winners

Carmel had four teams in the Darlington Schools’ Town Cup finals held at Rockcliffe Park on the 3-4 May. The results were as follows:

Year 8 Carmel 12 EV haughton 0

Year 9 Carmel 0 Hurworth 5

Year 10 Carmel 1 Longfield 5

Year 11 Carmel 4 Hummersknott 4 (after extra time Carmel won 5- 3 on penalties)

To view all the photos from the finals please click here:

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Sarah takes her first step towards the Olympics

Sarah Wilcock (7C) took part in the British Modern Triathlon Championships, this weekend in Birmingham. She came 5th in the U’15 age group (she has another year in this group) with an excellent performance including a swim PB. She started the run/ shoot in 14th place after the swimming and finished in 5th due to a fantastic run/shoot.

The sport consists of freestyle swimming and a combined shoot/run (The combined run/shoot event is the climax to the competition. Shooting is with a laser pistol. The combined event begins with a handicapped start, calculated on the basis of the results after the previous disciplines. Athletes run a total distance of 1600m (2 laps of 800m) The run is interspersed by shooting 2 sets of 5 laser targets. Only after having hit 5 targets with an unlimited number of shots OR after a time of 50 seconds (laser) can the competitor leave the firing point to perform the next running leg of 800m. The first person to cross the line is the winner.

She has also recently been invited to join the Modern Pentathlon English Talent Program. This is the first step on the Olympic pathway training/development program for Modern Pentathlon.

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Chris Cook Sky Sports Loyalty Visit

Olympic swimmer Chris Cook will be visiting Carmel on Wednesday as part of the Sky Sports Living for Sport Project. He will deliver a motivational assembly to the Year 11s, work with GCSE, BTEC and A level PE students to discuss ‘What makes an elite athlete?’ and will also do some team games with KS3 students.

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Carmel Victorious in the Ashbrooke Relays

The 57th running of the Ashbrooke relay was held at St. Aidan’s School in Sunderland. The race involves a runner from each year group racing over a 2500m lap on a very undulating course. Carmel won both the boys and girls events for the first time. The boys team was Max Pearson (Y7), Harry Crawshaw (Y8), Ethan Fenton (Y9), Roman Alvarez (Y10), Kyle Davidson (Y11) and Christian Brown (Y12/13). Christian and Kyle ran the fastest and second fastest laps of the day. The girls team was Sarah Wilcock (Y7), Megan Noble (Y8), Sarah Jordens (Y9), Katie Noble (Y10/11) and Mikayla Jordens (Y12/13). Megan Noble was the fastest overall girl of the day.

To see photographs taken on the day please click here.

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Year 8 Inter House Event

The Year 8 Inter House event was played during lunchtime for two weeks. The final game of the event was the decider, with St Bede’s A and St Cuthbert’s A battling it out for the title. St Cuthbert’s A team won 3-2 to finish top of the league with 25 points. Well done!

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Year 8 Town Tournament

The Year 8 Town Tournament was held at Polam Hall on Thursday 3rd March. Carmel entered two teams, with the B team coming a respectable 4th and the A team winning every match to become Darlington School’s Town Netball Champions yet again. This team has now been champions at both their Year 7 and Year 8 Town Tournaments and have now set themselves the target of being champions in every year group. Good Luck!

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Carmel U12s Catholic Partnership Champions

Carmel enjoyed a very successful day at the Catholic Partnership Netball Championships. The under 12 team won all of their matches to win and the U14s finished third. The event was held at Sport City in Newcastle, which is the home to Netball Superleague Team Northumbria, for whom ex Carmel student Leah Kennedy plays regularly for. Pictured below is the winning U12 team.

Pictured below is the U14 team who finished third (with Leah Kennedy in the poster behind).

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PE SCITT Students Subject Knowledge Training at Eastbourne Complex

Twelve trainee PE teachers enjoyed a day of learning how to teach athletics to secondary pupils at the Eastbourne athletics track. The session was led by Simon Hannaford and involved the Shot Putt, Discus, Javelin, High Jump and the Long Jump.

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Carmel Catholic Partnership Swimming Champions!

Carmel won both the Girls and Boys overall trophies in the Catholic Partnership Swimming Championships. Twelve schools contested the event, which was organised by the Carmel Year 9 Leadership team and took place in the Dolphin Centre. The team trains on a Wednesday morning (7:00am – 8:15am) with coaches Mark Briggs, Hannah Briggs (Y11) and Alana Prior (Y11). For more information please see Mr Hannaford.

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English Schools’ Cross Country Championships

Four young Carmel runners represented County Durham in the National Schools’ Cross-Country Championships at Wollaton Park, Nottingham, on Saturday, 05 March 2016. The best eight athletes from each of the 45 counties made up each of the six races. Despite being a year young Megan Noble finished 218th in the Junior Girls, Katie Noble was 330 in the Intermediate girls and Mikayla Jordens who was 270th in the Senior Girls. Our best placed finisher was Christian Brown, who came 163rd in the Senior Boys.

For the full results please click here

To view photographs from the event, please click here

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Ski Course in Falcade , Italy

40 students accompanied by Mr Shorten, Miss Thonnart, Miss Witherington and Mr and Mrs Hannaford enjoyed a week of skiing in the Italian Dolomites. The youngsters had 5 hours tuition per day from their instructors Mauritizio, Federika, Paulo and Demi, and at the end of the week took part in the slalom race. They stayed at the beautiful Stella Alpino Hotel in Falcade where they enjoyed the Italian Cuisine. The evening entertainment included ice skating, tubing and swimming.

To view photographs of the week please click here


Carmel’s Fab Four Selected for Nationals

Carmel had six runners representing County Durham, in the Northern Schools’ Inter-County Cross Country Championships, held at Preston Park (Stockton) on Saturday 06 February. The results were as follows: Sarah Wilcock, 47th (Y7 Girls); Megan Noble, 5th (Y8/9 Girls): Harry Crawshaw, 42nd (Y8/9 Boys); Katie Noble, 31st (Y10/11 Girls) Mikayla Jordens, 31st (Y12/13 Girls) and Christian Brown, 21st (Y12/13 Boys).

A big congratulations to Megan, Katie, Mikayla and Christian have now been selected to represent Durham in the English Schools’ Cross Country Championships to be held at Wollaton Park (Nottingham) on Saturday 5 March 2016.

To view all of the photos of the Northern Schools’ Inter-County Cross Country Championships please click here

To access the Durham County Schools website, please click here

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Darlington Sportswinners Team of the Year

Carmel U16 Girls Biathlon team, comprising of Hannah Briggs, Katie Noble and Alana Prior were awarded the Darlington U17 Team of the Year award at the Grand Final of the Darlington Sportswinners Competition. The event was held at the Darlington College on Wednesday 27 January. The girls who are currently the UK champions are pictured receiving their award.


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Tees Valley Secondary Sportshall Athletics Championships

Carmel had three teams representing Darlington in the Tees Valley Secondary Sportshall Athletics Championships. The event was held at Eston sports Centre, Middlesbrough on Thursday 21 January 2016. The year 8 Girls finished 1st, the year 8 boys 3rd and the year 7 Girls finished 6th. Please click here for the full results or click the image below to see photographs taken on the day:


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Carmel Dominate Sportshall Athletics Championships

At the Darlington Sportshall Athletics Championships on Friday, 08 January 2016 at the Dolphin Centre (Darlington). The team results were as follows: Carmel Y7 Boys 3rd, Y7 Girls 2nd, Y8 Boys 1st and Y8 Girls 1st. The Secondary and Primary championships were organised by the Carmel Y9 Sports Leadership Team. Please click here to view photos of the event


British Schools’ Modern Biathlon Championships.

The results of all the preliminary competitions and the British Modern Biathlon Championships have been combined to create a rankings list for the British Schools’ Modern Biathlon Championships. Athletes who have a Q or QR against their name have qualified for the championships will be held at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre on 19th and 20th March 2016. The girls will compete on Saturday 19th March and the boys on 20th March 2016. Please click here for the ranking list.


Ben Joyeux On Full Soccer Scholarship in the USA

Former Carmel student (2008 – 2015), Ben Joyeux is currently enjoying a full soccer scholarship at Iowa Lakes University, in the USA. He is the second student from Carmel, after Nicole Burlinson in athletics to study for a degree in America.

To view video of his games please click here


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14th December – Olympic Swimmer Chris Cook Sky Sports Project

The Year 9 Sports Leadership team spent a morning working with Commonwealth Swimming Champion Chris Cook. This was part of the ‘Sky Living for Sport’ project. Chris who also represented Great Britain in the Athens and Beijing Olympics, gave an inspirational assembly to the sixth form. He will be making a return visit to Carmel in the new year. Click here to see photographs taken on the day.

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26th November – Catholic Partnership Badminton Tournament

The Catholic Partnership Badminton Tournament was held at the Louisa Centre, Stanley on Wednesday 25 November 2015.
To view photos of the event please click here.

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26th November – Darlington Schools’ Cross Country Championships

The young runners from Carmel College all ran extremely well in the Darlington Schools’ Cross Country Championships, which was held at DSMS on Wednesday 26 November. Full results will be published later. Please click here to view photos of the event:

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24th November – Darlington U13 Indoor Cricket Champions

A team made up of Year 7 and 8 Boys won all their matches in the Darlington U13 Cricket Competition. The event was held in the Dolphin Centre in Darlington. The boys will now represent the Town in the County Durham Finals after Christmas.

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23rd November – Volleyball Team Win Their First League Match

The Carmel Volleyball team, is a mixed team made up of girls and boys from from Carmel and the Education Village. The Year 9, 10 and 11s beat Marske Volleyball Club 3 sets to 1, in the Teesside League. This was only the third match Carmel had played in the adult league and their first win. To view pictures of the match please click here.

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23rd November – Year 8 Boys Catholic Sportshall Athletics Champions

Carmel Year 8 Boys team won the Catholic Partnership Sports Hall Athletics Championships. They beat 8 other schools in a very exciting competition at the Dolphin Centre. The Year 8 Girls finished third and both the year 7 teams came fourth. To view photos of the day please click here.

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23rd November – Sky Sports Leadership Project

24 Gifted and Talented Year 9 pupils are involved with a Sports Leadership Project sponsored by Sky Sports. They have already led some big events at the Dolphin Centre, including both the Darlington Primary Schools’ and the Catholic Schools Sportshall Athletics Championships. The Sky Sports Ambassador and Olympic swimmer Chris Cook will spend a day at Carmel working with the group.

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16th November – English Schools Cup Cross Country Regional Final

The regional final of the English Schools Cup was held in a very wet and muddy Preston Park in Stockton. Carmel’s Junior Girls finished eighth and were the first Darlington team. The team was Eleanor Clulow, Jessica Briggs, Jessica Kelly, Megan Noble and Sarak Wilcock. To view photos of the event please click here:


16th November – North East Biathlon Championships

Carmel took a large squad to compete in the North East Biathlon Championships, which was held in the swimming pool and athletics track at the Wentworth Complex in Hexham. There were some fantastic performances including firsts for Daniel Boyer (U14 Boys) and Megan Noble (U14 Girls), Second for Katie Noble (U16 Girls) and third for Sarah Wilcock (U13 Girls), fourth Jessica Briggs (U13 Girls) and Alana Prior (U16 Girls), fifth for Anna O’Brien (U13 girls) and Hannah Briggs (U16 Girls) and Sixth for Ellie Bailie (U12 Girls). The U16 Team event was won by Carmel who will now defend their National title at Crystal Palace in London in February 2016. To view photos of the event please click here:


16th November – Matthew Takes Silver in the Darlington Cyclo-Cross Championships

Carmel took 12 Cyclists to Longfield Academy to take part in the Darlington Cyclo-Cross Championships. The event was organised by British Cycling and was held on a very technical course. Matthew Ferguson was our top finisher, finishing second in his category (U16 boys). To view photos of the event please click here:


16th November – English Schools’ Cup Cross Country Round 1

The first round of the English Schools’ Cup Cross Country was held in Stewarts Park Middlesbrough. As the Durham event was cancelled it made this round much more competitive with teams from North Yorks, Cleveland and Durham all in the same event. Carmel Junior Girls ran really well to qualify for the Regional Final with Megan Noble (Y8) leading them home in first place. To view photos of the event please click here:


16th November – Carmel U12s Start their Rugby Journey!

Carmel U12 Rugby team took part in the Barnard Castle School Tait 10s Tournament. Despite only playing rugby for a couple of weeks they played very well against teams from the finest Independent Schools from the North of England. They even managed a win against Giggleswick School from North Yorkshire. They have the makings of a very good team. To view photos of the invitational tournament please click here:


16th November – Carmel Volleyball Team Play their First League Match

Carmel played their first Teesside Adults Volleyball League Match away to Acklam VC. Despite being much younger and less experienced, they played very well, producing some high-quality volleyball. They went down 3 sets to 1, but the future looks very bright as most of the team have been selected for the regional team. A big thank you to their coach Scott Haile and Haughton Volleyball Club. To view photos of the match please click here:


16th November – Carmel Students Get To See the NZ All Blacks!

50 students went with Mr Phillips and Mr Hannaford to the All Black Open Morning at the Darlington Arena. They got to see Legends such as Sonny Bill Williams entertain the crowds in a packed Northern Echo Arena. To view Photos of the event please click here:


16th November – Carmel Lose Catholic Partnership Regatta By Inches

The Carmel U13 team won six races out of 7 in the Catholic Partnership Regatta, which was held at the Tees Barrage. Unfortunately in the race that really mattered, they lost to a very strong St.Michael’s crew by just a few inches. They nevertheless had a fantastic day! To view pictures of the regatta please click here:


16th November – Richmond School v Carmel 1st XV

After losing players through injury early on in the match, the Carmel Sixth Form Rugby team lost to Richmond School in the U18 Nat West Cup. To view pictures of the match please click here:


16th November – U15 Indoor Hockey Champions

In the Darlington U15 Indoor Hockey Tournament Carmel Girls won their three matches to win the competition without being beaten. The results were as follows:

Hummersknott B’ 0 Carmel 1
Longfield 0 Carmel 2
Hummersknott A’ 1 Carmel 3

The team was coached by Miss Anderson


16th November – Carmel Girls Win both Town Cricket Tournaments

In the Darlington Schools Girls’ Indoor Cricket Competition’s, held at the Dolphin Centre Carmel won both competitions and have now qualified for the Durham County Finals to be played in February 2016. The results were as follows:

Year 7/8 Competition
Carmel vs DSMS (won)
Carmel vs Longfield (won)

Year 9/10 Competition
Carmel vs Longfield (won)
Carmel vs Hummersknott (won)

Both teams were coached by Mr Summers.


30th July – Christian Brown Competes in European Championships

Sixth former Christian Brown finished in 25th position, competing for GB in the U20 European age group triathlon championships on 10th July in Geneva. In May he competed in Nottingham in a qualifying competition for this years age group world championships in Chicago in September and next years European age group championships in Lisbon next May. He was delighted to qualify for both. He is now training with the NE junior triathlon academy and has also been given a place on the Tees Valley future champions scheme. He was awarded junior triathlete of the year award by Darlington tri club for the 2nd year running. He was one of 3 finalists in the Best of Darlington Awards in the Performance in Sport category. He has also had some good local results, 1st male junior in Sun city duathlon, 2nd male junior in Stockton duathlon by 11 secs (but his race belt snapped & he had to run back for it! ) He is also gaining experience in junior elite competitions & has competed in the Elite duathlon championships at Rockingham & in the junior elite race at Blenheim Palace. He also competed in an ETU gateway race in Llanelli in South Wales, not ideal preparation as had an AS exam on the Friday afternoon which finished at 2pm then had a 6 and a half hour car journey with his Dad & competition was 8am the next morning! Please click the images below to see larger pictures.


30th July – English Schools’ Athletic Championships

Maddison Wells, Adam Brown and Layla Bell, all represented County Durham at the English Schools Track and Field Championships at Gateshead International Stadium over the weekend of July 10. Maddison broke the college record in the Junior Girls 200m, Adam finished 6th in the Junior Boys Shot Putt and Layla ran in the Intermediate girls 100m. To view pictures of the event please click here.


30th July – Carmel College Sports Presentation Evening

To view the report in the Darlington and Stockton Times please click here.


30th July – Carmel Win Catholic Athletics Championships

Carmel won both the girls and boys overall trophies in the Catholic Partnership Sports Day. The event was held at Gateshead International Stadium on Wednesday 8 July 2015. To view photos of the day please click here.


30th July – Max wins more Taekwondo Medals and helps local Charities

On Sunday 28th June 2015, Chung DO Kwan TKD held their annual Inter-Club Technical Charity Competition at the Education Village in Darlington. Led by Master Katey Wallace, the day was a great success. All competitors from the attending clubs gave their all. There were some excellent performances to watch from both the younger and older entrants. And a fantastic £1000 was raised for local charities! Max Tams from Year 8, was in a team of four from the Darlington CDK club, dubbed the “Poomsae Penguins”. Points were accrued for entry into and placing in the days events. Max and his teammates entered all of the events which were: Individual Poomsae, Pair Poomsae, One-Step Sparring, Flying Side Kick and Team Poomsae. Max’s achievements were:-
Gold Medal: One-Step Sparring, with teammate Josh O’Neill
Silver Medal: Pair Poomsae, with teammate Luke Mason
Silver Trophy: Individual Poomsae
Overall Team Trophy: with teammates Josh O’Neill, Luke Mason & Max Atkinson (for 2nd year in a row!)
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30th July – Olivia Austin One of the Top 30 Young Gymnasts in the UK

Olivia Austin from Year 8 continues to excel in gymnastics despite moving into the Seniors. So far this year she has competed in the Pink Ladies Competition at South Durham Gymnastics Club achieving Team Gold. She then went on to compete at the English National Gymnastics Competition in Leicester, on the beam where she finished in the top 30. Just recently Olivia competed to qualify for National Grade 3. She finished 1st on floor and came in 6th overall narrowly missing qualification with her floor routine. (Top 5 qualify to represent the North).

To view Olivia in action please click here:


20th July – Karate teen Jada takes bronze in World Championships

Jada Holden is celebrating after fighting her way to the bronze medal in the recent Go-Kan-Ryu World Championships.

The 13-year-old Carmel College student fearlessly took on opponents throughout a weekend of strong competition to take away her prize.

For the full story please click here.


20th July – Carmel Win Darlington Town Sports for the 25th Year in Succession

To view pictures of the day please click here.


20th July – Sports Highlights of the Year

To view the sports highlights of the year please click here.


20th July – Sports Presentation Evening

The 15th Sports Presentation Evening was held in the John Caden Hall to celebrate the fantastic success of our young sportsmen and women over the past year. The awards were presented by Special Guest Katy McLean, the Captain of the England Women’s rugby team, who won the World Cup in 2014.

To view the programme please click here.

Click here to view pictures of the evening.


6th July – Young Darlington Athletes to Represent the County

A trio of young athletes have won the chance to represent the county in their field, please click here to read the full story in the Darlington & Stockton Times.


3rd July – Newburn Outdoor Volleyball Tournament

The Carmel / Haughton Satellite Volleyball team took four teams to the Newburn Outdoor 4-a side Volleyball Tournament at the Newburn
Leisure Centre on Thursday 02 July 2015. All played very well with Carmel 4 finishing third and Carmel 3 finishing fourth. Marden Bridge School were the winners. The Satellite Club has been entered into the Tees Valley league which will start in September. To view photos of the Newburn Tournament please click the image below.

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24th June – Triple Success for Carmel Athletes

After winning their events at the Northern Schools Inter-County Championships, Maddison Wells, Adam Brown and Layla Bell have been selected to represented Durham Schools in the English Schools Track and Field Championships at Gateshead International Stadium in July. Maddison will contest the Junior Girls 200m and relay, Adam the Junior Boys Shot Putt and Layla the Intermediate girls 200m.


23rd June – English Schools Cup Regional B’ Final

The Intermediate boys team competed in the English Schools Cup Regional B’ Final, at Gateshead International Stadium on Monday 15 June. They finished 5th of the eight finalists.

To view photographs of the day please click the image below:

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23rd June – English Schools Cup Regional A’ Final

Three teams from Carmel competed in the English Schools Cup Regional A’ Final, at Costello Stadium (Hull) on Thursday 11 June. On a very warm day many personal bests were set. The Junior boys finished 2nd of the eight finalists, the Junior girls finished fifth and the Inter Girls seventh.

To view pictures of the day please click the image below:

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23rd June – Kate Selected for Top Netball Squad

Year 11 student Kate Hardy has shown that hard work and dedication does pay off as she has just been selected for the Netball Performance Foundation League Squad at under 17. This is the highest level of netball in the North East for this age group. Next step, Team Northumbria! Well done Kate!


22nd June – Carmel College Sports Day

The College Sports day was held on the playing fields on Wednesday 10 June 2015. There were some really exciting races enjoyed by the whole College.

In the house competition the junior boys’ and girls’ contests were won by St Cuthbert, while St Bede’s took the senior girls’ and St Aidan’s the upper girls’ accolade. Overall the house cup went to St Aidan’s, which pushed St Cuthbert’s into second place by just seven points.

To See results from the day please click here

To view David Kitching’s pictures of the day please click here.

To view Ian Lamming’s pictures of the day please click here.

To see a press release about Adam Brown, please click here.


22nd June – Darlington Schools’ Athletics Champions for a Quarter of a Century!

At the Darlington Schools’ Athletics Championships, held at the Eastbourne Complex, Carmel won the boys and girls overall trophies and also the George Clark Cup as overall Town athletic champions for the 25th year in succession.

Carmel athletes won 49 Events, were runners up in 32 and third in 15. They also won seven relay shields and a further ten trophies for age groups. New Town Records were set by Elle Liddle (Y7 Shot Putt 7.12m), Joshua Irving (Y7 300m 44.1secs), Niamh Musgrave (Y9 75m hurdles 12.1secs) and Joshua Irving, Harry Crawshaw, Joseph Spellman and Nathan Ward (Y7 boys 4 x 400m relay).

Results: 1st Carmel 815pts, 2nd Hummersknott 753 pts, 3rd Longfield 585pts, 4th Hurworth 487 pts, 5th DSMS 446 pts, 6th Polam 401 pts, 7th Education Village 290 points, 8th St. Aidan’s 218 pts.


22nd June – Carmel’s Super Six at County Champs!

At the Durham Schools’ Athletics Championships, held at Monkton Stadium, six events were won by athletes from Carmel College. They were: Junior Girls – Maddison Wells (200m), Niamh Musgrave (75m hurdles), Junior Boys – Adam Brown (Shot), Inter Girls – Layla Bell (200m), Mikayla Jordens (1500m), Ella Hodgson (Long Jump).

Other performances: Aimee Musgrave (7th JG 100m), Olivia Austin (4th JG High Jump), Sarah Clifford (4th JG Discus), Katie Noble (3rd IG 3000m), Anna Heward (2nd IG High Jump), Jess Hull (2nd IG Triple Jump), Mitchell Wilson (3rd JB Discus), Ethan Fenton (3rd JB Javelin), Piotr Krawiec (2nd IB Javelin) and Teddy Mulenga (4th IB Long Jump).

Please click the image below to see pictures of the day.

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22nd June – Tees Valley Cricket Finalists

The U13 Cricket team finished runners up in the Darlington Cricket Festival and thus qualified to represent the Town in the Tees Valley final. The event was held at the Stockton Cricket Club. Carmel, despite losing narrowly to the eventual winners, did very well to finish sixth. To view pictures from the final please click the image below to see photographs taken on the day..

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18th June – Darlington Town Sports

The Darlington Town Sports will take place at the Eastbourne Complex, on Thursday 18th June 2015. Please click here to view programme and timetable.

Click here to view David Kitching’s photographs taken on the day.


29th May 2015 -Gold again for Max!

Max Tams (8J) competed in the Supreme Taekwondo Sparring and Technical Championships in Widnes (near Liverpool) on Sunday 10th May 2015. Max won the ‘Individual Poomsae’​ trophy as well as silver medal for ‘Sparring (fighting)’ and two bronze medals for ‘Power Kicking’ and ‘One-Step-Sparring’. Please click on the images below to see larger pictures.


17th May 2015 – Carmel Win Year 7 Town Cup

After a fantastic season the Year 7 football team has added the fifth trophy to this season’s haul by winning the Darlington Schools’ U12 Town Cup. They beat Longfield 1-0 in a tense match which was played at the Middlesborough Training Ground at Rockcliffe. The team is coached by Mr Phillips. Congratulations on a wonderful season!

To view photos of the match, please click the image below.

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17th May 2015 – All Four Carmel Teams Win First Round of National Athletics Cup

In the first round of the English Schools’ Athletics Cup all four teams from Carmel finished first and therefore qualified for the Regional Finals.

The Junior Boys, Junior Girls and Inter Girls team are through to the A’ Final on the 11 June, at the Costello stadium in Hull. The Inter Boys team missed out on the A’ Final by just 10 points and will contest the B’ Final on the 15 June, at Gateshead International Stadium. To view the results of the first round please click
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17th May 2015 – Darlington Schools’ Cricket Tournament

The Darlington Schools’ Cricket Tournament was played at the Darlington RA Ground on Boys A League on 13-14 May 2015. All four Carmel teams did really well with With the Boys and Girls A team both finished runners up in their respective leagues and both the Boys and Girls B team won their respective leagues. Well done to you all. The full results were as follows:

Boys A LeagueBoys B LeagueGirls A LeagueGirls B League
1st - Hurworth A1st – Carmel B1st – Hummersknott1st – Carmel B
2nd - Carmel A 2nd – Hummersknott B2nd – Carmel A=2nd – Hurworth B
3rd – Hummersknott A 3rd – Hurworth B3rd – Longfield A=2nd – Longfield B
4th – Polam Hall 4th – Longfield B4th – Hurworth A
5th – Longfield A 5th – Polam Hall B=5th – DSMS
6th – DSMS =5th – St Aidan’s
7th – St Aidan’s

17th May 2015 – Carmel Win Year 10 Town Cup

After a fantastic performance the Year 10 football team beat Longfield 3- 1 to win the Darlington Schools’ U15 Town Cup. The goals were scored by Kyle Davidson, Tom Kelly and Bradley Davies all from 10A, making their form tutor Mr Hannaford extra proud. The match was played at the Middlesborough Training Ground at Rockcliffe. Congratulations to the team and their coach Mr Gandy on their success!

To view pictures of the match, please click the image below.


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16th May 2015 – Barnard Castle Invitational Athletics Meeting

Mr Hannaford took a team of girls from Year 7, 8 , 9 and 10 to the Barnard
Castle Invitational Athletics Meeting​, which was held at Barnard Castle School on Saturday 16 May. They competed in very windy conditions against athletes from Ampleforth College, Barnard Castle, Bradford Grammar School, Pocklington School and RGS Newcastle. They competed really well with lots of wins and personal bests (set mainly in the field events) The athletes were given a well deserved packed lunch after the event. For results of the meeting, please click here.

To view pictures from the event please click the image below.


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14th May 2015 – Carmel Win the Darlington Schools’ Swimming Gala

At the Darlington Schools’ Swimming Gala held at the Dolphin Centre on Wednesday 14 May 2015 the Carmel swimmers excelled, winning the girls’ competition with 37 points and narrowly losing the boys by just 2 points. Overall Carmel were well clear of Hummersknott who finished second and Longfield third. Mr Coates and Mr Briggs must be congratulated on the coaching on the morning sessions at the Dolphin Centre as did the swimmers who all gave their best on the night.

For results of the event, please click here.

To view some pictures from the Gala, please click the image below.

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5th May 2015 – Max Wins silver in Portugal

Darlington Taekwondo club Chung DO Kwan TKD recently took a small team of ten to the 12th Peniche Taekwondo Open in Portugal, which included Max Tams from form 8J. The team performed fantastically at the two day event, coming home with 2 Gold, 6 Silver & 4 Bronze medals!

On Saturday 28th March 2015, Max had to perform three Poomsae (patterns) in the Individual Poomsae discipline, for which he won a Silver medal.

Day two at the Open saw Max medal again in the Kyorugi (Fighting) competition, scoring 7-0 & 9-1, being beaten by the overall winner in the semis. Team mate Sara won through the rounds in her fights to take Gold, becoming Peniche Open Champion! Please click here to see Max’s Individual Poomsae Silver Medal performance, doing the Poomsae (pattern) Pal Jang


27th April – Carmel U12 Footballers Win County Cup

Congratulations to Mr Phillips and the Year 7 football team on winning the Crompton and Harrison County Cup at the Graham Sports Centre, Durham University. They beat St Josephs from Hebburn 1 – 0 after a fine goal late in the second half by Jack Myers. 92 teams started the competition in September and this is the first Carmel team to win a county football cup since 1999. The players were Theo Vassilounis, Will Blackburn, Kieran Longstaff, Carter Atkinson, Joshua Irving, James Garbutt, Joshua Burrows, Jack Myers, Harry Crawshaw, Stuart Harrison, Jamie Hutchison, Nathan Ward, Daniel Raine and Euan Foster.

To view photos of the final please click here


23rd April – Carmel College Inter-House Swimming Gala Results

First Second Third
Y7 Girls Bedes 42 Aidans 28 Cuthberts 14
Y7 Boys Cuthberts 36 Aidans 20 Bedes 18
Y8 Girls Aidans 42 Cuthberts 28 Bedes 14
Y8 Boys Aidans 30 Cuthberts 28 Bedes 14
Y9/10 Girls Aidans 32 Bedes 24 Cuthberts 20
Y9/10 Boys Bedes 30 Aidans 28 Cuthberts 12
Overall Girls    Aidans 102 Bedes 80 Cuthberts 62
Overall Boys Aidans 78 Cuthberts 76 Bedes 62
Overall Aidans 212 Bedes 166 Cuthberts 158

16th April – Will Smith swimming at the British Swimming Championships

We wish Will Smith (year 10) good luck as he is swimming at the British Swimming Championships at the London Aquatics Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. He is competing in the 100m and 200m butterfly events on Wednesday 15th April and Saturday 18th April 2015.

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16th April – Year 7 Netball Team Win Town Cup

The Carmel Year 7 Netball Team beat Polam 9 – 0 to win the Darlington Schools’ Town cup. The team is coached by Miss Bowes.

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16th April – Year 8 Netball Team Win Town Cup

The Carmel Year 8 Netball Team beat Polam 12 – 1 to win the Darlington Schools’ Town cup. The team is coached by Miss Hardcastle.

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16th April – Year 9 Netball Team Win Town Cup

The Carmel Year 9 Netball Team beat Longfield 13 – 5 to win the Darlington Schools’ Town cup. The team is coached by Mrs Hannaford.

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28th March – Carmel Girls Win British Biathlon Championship

Three Year 10 students Alana Prior, Katie Noble and Hannah Briggs won the U15 team event at the British Schools Modern Biathlon Championships held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and London Aquatics Centre on 28 March 2015. Also competing as an individual was Megan Noble, who finished 8th in the U12 girls’ event.

To view photographs of the event please click the image below.

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23rd March – Volleyball England Celebrate Carmel’s Satellite Club

The Haughton/Carmel Satellite Club is featured in an article in this months Volleyball England 3 touch Magazine. Please Click below to read the article.

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23rd March – Perfect Record for Carmel Year 7 Netball Team

Carmel Year 7 Netball Team Won the Town Tournament without conceding a goal. The results were as follows:

Carmel 8 Hurworth 0
Carmel 6 Hummersknott 0
Carmel 3 Polam 0
Carmel 7 Education Village 0

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6th March – Carmel Year 9 Netball Team

The Carmel Year 9 Netball team finished third in the Catholic Partnership Netball tournament. The event was held at the Blue Flames Centre in North Shields with ten schools taking part.

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6th March – Carmel Runners Up in Darlington Watt Bike Competition

Despite individual age group wins by Jessica Briggs (Y7), Roisin Bennett (Y8), Alana Prior (Y10) and Mrs Bowes Virtue, Carmel College finished second to Longfield in the Darlington schools’ Watt Bike Challenge. Both teams will represent darlington in the regional finals. To view photos of the event please click here.


26th February – Ski Trip to Falcade

Thirty eight pupils travelled to Falcade in the Italian Dolomites to enjoy a week of ski lessons over the February half term holiday. They were accompanied by Mr Shorten, Miss Withrington and Mr and Mrs Hannaford. The weather was glorious as was the Italian food. Adam Jarps (Year 10) was the best skier of the week after winning the slalom. Letters for next years trip will be out soon. To view photos of the week please click here.


12th February – Carmel Third in Town Table Tennis Championships

Carmel entered the Darlington Schools’ Table Tennis Championships for the first time. The boys team finished 3rd and the girls 4th. Pictured are the two teams.

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To view more photos of the event please click here.

Please click the image below to see details of Darlington Table Tennis Academy session times.

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9th February – Fab Four Selected for the Nationals

Following the Inter County Cross Country Championships held on Saturday 07 February at Temple Park, South Shields, Four athletes from Carmel have qualified for the Durham team to race in the English Schools’ Championships to be held in Blackburn, Lancashire in March. They are Jack Baines (Y9), Katie Noble (Y11), Mikayla Jordens (Y11) and Emily Alderson (Y13). Also running in the Inter counties, representing Durham were Harry Crawshaw (Y7), Nathan Ward (Y7), Megan Noble (Y7), Ryan Wells (Y8), Alana Prior (Y10) and Christian Brown Y12. Please Click here for the full results.

To view photos of the event, please click the image below.

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9th February – Carmel Win Catholic Partnership Cross Country

The 2015 Catholic Partnership Cross Country was held on Friday 6 February at Summerhill in Hartlepool. Carmel Girls and Carmel Boys were crowned Champions and Harry Crawshaw (Y7), Megan Noble (Y7) and Jack Baines (Y9) all won their races. Full results to follow. To view photos of the event, please click the image below:

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2nd February – Former Carmel Student Captain’s Team Northumbria

Leah Kennedy who left Carmel VI form in 2011 to study at Northumbria University has been made captain of Team Northumbria who play in the netball Superleague. Please click here to view the Northern echo report. She has also been interviewed on BBC Look North and that will be ready to view shortly. To view the Evening Chronicle story, please click here.

BBC Look North Interview with Leah Kennedy can been seen by clicking the video below.


26th January – Chinese Fan Dance in PE

Year 10 and 11 students are learning how to do the Chinese Fan Dance as part of their core PE lessons this half term. They are being taught by Miss Zhang with the aim for a public performance in the near future.

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23rd January 2015 – Free rugby tickets to see the World Cup Winners

Mowden Park RFC have kindly donated free tickets for any Carmel student who is U16 for the double international match on Friday 13 March at the Northern Echo arena. The first match will be England U20s v Scotland U20s ko 5.30pm and this will be followed by the current rugby World cup winners England ladies v Scotland ladies Ko 7.30pm. A fun packed evening including a children’s activity centre and live music is included.

To book your free ticket please see Mr Hannaford asap (U16s must be accompanied by a paying adult). Please click the image below to see a flyer for the event.

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21st January 2015 – Carmel are 5-a-side County Durham Winners

Carmel Year 7 football team represented Darlington in the ESFA Munich Trophy U12 Indoor 5-a-side County Durham Finals. They won all of their matches to become County Champions and will now represent Durham in the regional finals. To view the results please click here.


20th January 2015 – Overall Tees Valley Sports hall Athletic Champions

Four teams from Carmel represented Darlington in the Tees Valley Sports Hall Athletics Final on Thursday 15th January 2015 at Eston Sports Centre. With 10 teams in each age group all of the Carmel teams made the podium. The results were as follows:

  •  Carmel Year 8 Boys 1st
•  Carmel Year 7 Boys 2nd
•  Carmel Year 7 Girls 3rd
•  Carmel Year 8 Girls 3rd

To see images of the day please click here.


19th January 2015 – Two County Cross-Country Champions for Carmel

Megan Noble won the Minor girls race and Emily Alderson the Senior girls race at the Durham County Schools’ Cross country Championships at Meadowfield Sports Centre on Saturday 17 January 2015. Carmel also had two third place finishers in Jack Baines in the Junior boys and Katie Noble in the Inter Girls event. All four have been selected to represent the county in the Inter county event on Saturday 7 February at Temple Park South shields. Also selected for Durham where Mikayla Jordens, Alana Prior, Harry Crawshaw, Ryan Wells, Christian Brown and Nathan Ward. To view photos of the championships which was organised by Mr Hannaford. Please click here to see photographs taken on the day.


14th January 2015 – Darlington students go head-to-head in athletics championship

Young sports stars have shown off their skills at an athletics championships please click here to read the Northern Echo article.


9th January 2015 – Darlington Secondary Schools’ Sports Hall Athletics Championships

The Darlington Secondary Schools’ Sports Hall Athletics Championships were held at the Dolphin Centre on Friday 09 January. In a very exciting competition, the young athletes from Carmel proved too strong, finishing first in both boys team events and the year 7 girls. They were narrowly beaten by Hummersknott in the year 8 girls by just 2 points. All four Carmel teams will now represent the Town in the Tees Valley finals next Friday. ‘It was a fantastic afternoon of athletics, with some great performances from athletes from all of the schools represented’ said Simon Hannaford (Curriculum Leader for PE – Carmel College) ‘I am hoping Carmel will make Darlington proud in the regional finals, our pupils are really looking forward to it’. To view photos of the event please click the image below.

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