Four current individual champions will again be competing for medals at the Butterfly National Schools Championship at the weekend.
More than 310 youngsters will be competing in four age groups, across boys’ and girls’ categories, at WV Active in Wolverhampton.
Among them, Tianer Yu will be attempting to win the under-16 girls’ gold for the second year in a row, having overcome Megan Jones in last year’s final.
Three other champions have moved up an age group since last year – under-11 winners Catherine Lv and Pablo Ramirez-Rioja and under-13 girls’ champion Sienna Jetha, while a host of medallists from last year have also returned at either the same level or in an older category.
The competition is the first part of an exciting weekend ‘double-bill’ with the team finals following on Sunday and three champions from last year going for glory again.
St Edward’s Catholic Primary School from Westminster have won the last two editions of the under-11 boys’ category in 2020 and 2022, with no event in 2021 because of the pandemic.
In the girls’ categories, Heanor Gate Spencer Academy from Derbyshire will have the chance to hold on to their under-19 title, while St George’s Catholic School from Westminster will aim for back-to-back triumphs at under-16.
In all, a total of 32 titles – 16 individual and 16 team – will be decided over the weekend – look out for updates on our social media channels.