Athletics

Who can take part?

Athletics has a strong tradition at Campbell College and is offered as a major sports choice in the Summer Term to pupils from Year 8-14, regardless of their ability or previous experience. At the College, we endeavour to create a good balance between performance and participation and, above all, encourage our pupils to enjoy athletics and give of their best at all times.

At the College, pupils can participate across a range of disciplines, enjoying dedicated coaching and tailored training to help each individual reach their potential. Members of the Physical Education Department also run a weekly Athletics Club with each coach having their own area of expertise. Athletes annually compete at the District, Ulster and Irish Schools competitions and also have regular inter school fixtures both home and away.

More recently, our throwers have enjoyed particular success, breaking four school records in the last two years and one district record. The College also stages an annual Athletics Sports-day, whereby, the boys compete enthusiastically for individual and House glory. Many College athletes show their true quality on the day, emphasising the strength and depth among all pupils, including some talented athletes who are usually committed to other sports during the summer term but relish the opportunity of facing challenges both in the field and on the track.
 

Achievements

In recent years, the College has achieved remarkable success. These achievements include;
             
Jason Harvey who ahieved much:
 
- 3rd Fastest Irish 400m hurdler ever
- Irish 4x400 Junior record holder
- Irish 4x400 Senior club record holder
- First Senior cap at the European Senior Championships at 21 years old
- Competed at the European Juniors, World Juniors (2008,2009)
- 0.1 seconds off Commonwealth Games standard 
- Qualified for European u23 400mh which takes place in July 
 
2011-12
Ronan Jenkinson : Irish Schools – Gold Medal Winner (Junior Boys Javelin 2011)
Michael Gaffney : Irish Schools – Bronze Medal Winner (Junior Boys Javelin 2012),
 
2013
James Cahoon Kelly – Regional Gold Medallist (800m)
Matthew Robinson – Regional Gold Medallist (Discus 32m 03cm)
Matthew Johnston – Regional Silver Medallist ( Long Jump 5m 35cm)
Michael Gaffney : Regional Gold Medallist Champion Javelin new record of 52m 25cm
Oscar Yandall : Regional Silver Medallist 9javelin 32 15cm)
CCB 4 x100m Regional Relay champions
CCB Junior Boys Team – Regional Team Champions (2013)

 

Facilities on site 

The College is privileged to have a 300m 6 lane track onsite which also offers the following;

    A high jump fan area

    Javelin throwing area

    Large discus and hammer throwing area (with safety cage)

    Two shot putt throwing areas

    Double long-jump with pits at both ends, a triple jump, and single

    long-jump area (with a pit at one end and pole vault at the other end)

The athletes and coaches also utilise the fields and hills on the school site for endurance work and the fitness suite for weight training and conditioning work.

Mr J Cupitt