Students and staff from Oswestry and Whitchurch took part in an inaugural inter-school sports tournament.

Sir John Talbot’s and the Marches competed in the first ever cross-trust varsity sporting tournament

Sporting students from the school in Oswestry travelled to Sir John Talbot’s School to compete in events including netball, football, rugby, hockey and cross-country in the pan -Marches Academy Trust event.

The lead changed hands several times, with the Marches School eventually coming out on top by a score of 24-21. The schools praised the quality of play and sportsmanship from pupils.

Sarah Newey, tournament organiser and PE teacher at Sir John Talbot’s School, said: “It was a fantastic day and one that we were looking forward to for a long time. The sporting fixtures were excellent and we would like to thank the Marches School for coming over to take part in the incredible day of sport.

“We have a great working relationship with the Marches and those ties we have as a trust have continued to be strengthened.”

Neil Martin, head of PE at the Marches School, added: “We are delighted to have won the first ever Marches Academy Trust Varsity Tournament, but credit must go to every student who participated and made the tournament a success. We are already looking forward to the 2019 Varsity Tournament”.