Sport & PE

Year 7s County Cup Runners Up

Carmel Year 7 rugby team finished runners-up in the County Cup, played at the Northern Echo Arena on Wednesday 26 April.  To view photos of the final please click here

Y7 County Cup Runners Up

PE Dates for the Summer Term

Please click here to see PE dates for the Summer Term.

Outstanding Innings from Matilda

The Year 9 and 10 Girls represented Carmel in the Durham County Indoor Cricket Competition. A standout performance was from Matilda Weir, who scored 73 runs not out in one of the group matches. This was the highest individual score from any team in the competition. The team narrowly missed out on qualification for the Semi-finals, finishing 3rd in their group.

County Indoor Cricket Competition

Year 7 Town Football Champions

After beating Hummersknott 3-1 in their final fixture of the season, the year 7 football team clinched the Darlington League title. The team coached by Mr Summers and Mr Woods have now won all of their matches and are worthy champions.

Year 7 Town Football Champions

Carmel U14 County Rugby Runners Up

In the Cleveland County U14 Rugby Cup final, Carmel lost narrowly to Egglescliffe School, from Stockton 22 points to 12. The match was played on the pitch inside the Northern Echo arena, home to Darlington Mowden Park RFC. To view photos of the final please click here

U14 County Rugby Runners Up

Carmel U13 County Rugby Champions

In the Cleveland County U13 Rugby Cup final, Carmel beat Macmillan College, from Middlesbrough, 45 points to 15. The match was played on the pitch inside the Northern Echo arena, home to Darlington Mowden Park RFC. To view photos of the final please click here.

U13 County Rugby Champions

Year 7’s Finish Third in the Tees Valley Rugby Final

Carmel Year 7 Rugby Team finished third in the Tees Valley finals held at Redcar Rugby Club. In the pool stages they topped their group by beating Hummersknott, Nunthorpe, Macmillan and drawing with Conyers. Unfortunately they then went on to lose their semi-final in extra time on a ‘Golden Try’.

To view photos from the event please click here

Tees Valley Rugby Final

Lifesaving Awards Achieved At the Dolphin Centre
Twenty pupils from years 7 – 10 have just completed a 10-week Lifesaving course at the Dolphin Centre.  The course was led by Lifeguard Tom Ward, a former Carmel student.  There were 9 awards ranging from Bronze level 1 up to Gold level 3 which could be achieved.  The awards were as follows:
Bronze Level 2 -Tiana Pascal.
Bronze Level 3 – Nathan Rickets and Dominic Rickets.
Silver Level 1 – Nathan Diggle, Alex Gibbs and Wiktoria Stolarska.
Silver Level 3 – Matilda Spellman, George Thornton, Isaac Dickinson, Bertie Tate-Bridges and Daniel Mustard.
Gold Level 1 – Sophie Turver, Milly Anderson, Sarah Jordens, Anastasia Flaven Burnip and Olivia Halliday.
Gold Level 2 – Jessica Briggs, Sofia Vassilounis, Johnson Bache and Sarah Willcock.

Great Britain Call Up For Layla!

Layla Bell has been selected for the Great Britain athletics team, to compete in the World Catholic Student Games, in Lignano Sabbiadoro (near Venice), Italy.  The competition will be held from 2nd to the 8th of July.  Layla will contest the 100m, 200m and Sprint relay.  Well done Layla!

Layla Bell

Third Place for Year 7 Netball Team

The Year 7 netball team came 3rd in the Catholic Partnership Netball Tournament at Sport Central, Northumbria on 28th February where they met former student Leah Kennedy!

Carmel Ski Course to Falcade, Italy (February Half term)
Twenty-Six students from Years 8, 9 and 10 enjoyed a week of sunshine, in the Italian Dolomites, learning to ski.  They stayed in the Stella Alpina Hotel, in the beautiful town of Falcade, enjoying lovely Italian cuisine.  They each had 5 hours of instruction per day and by the end of the week, they could all ski down the mountain.

To view all of the photographs please click: here

To view Mr. Shorten’s video please click: here

For next years Ski trip please see Mrs. Smith in student reception for a letter. The cost is £845. For details of the trip please click here

Darlington Year 7 Rugby Champions
In the Darlington 12-a-side Rugby Tournament, Carmel won all of their matches, despite having only 9 players.  The shortage was because half of the team was away on a study visit to France.  They beat Polam 15-0, Hurworth 10-0, Wyvern 15-5 and Hummersknott 10-5.  They will now represent Darlington in the Tees Valley Tournament on 30 March at 4 pm, at Redcar Rugby Club.  The boys train on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtimes, with their coaches Mr Holmes, Mr Woods and Mr Hannaford.  New players always welcome.

Carmel Year 9 Darlington Rugby Champions
Carmel U14 Rugby team beat Wyvern Academy 40 – 0 to win the Darlington Schools’ tournament. The competition was played at Darlington Mowden Park Rugby Club on Tuesday 14 February. Carmel will now represent Darlington in the Tees Valley final in March.

Callum and Kyle Make National Final with County Team
Callum Webster (Year 13) and Kyle Davidson (Year 12) have enjoyed great success playing for Durham Schools’ U18 Football team. Durham have made it to the final of the English Schools’ Inter County trophy, where they will play Essex. For further information please click here

Callum and Kyle Make National Final with County Team

Pupils Can’t Wait For The New Hockey Pitch
Construction has started on the new hockey pitch. Plans for the development of hockey at Carmel and School-Club links with Darlington Hockey Club are well underway. The pupils are looking forward to developing their skills on the new surface.

New Hockey Pitch

Year 7s Runners Up in Town 5-a-side Tournament
The Year 7 football team were runners up in the Darlington Schools’ Football Tournament. The event was held at Longfield School.

Carmel Win Catholic Partnership Cross Country
Carmel girls won the Catholic Partnership Cross-Country Championships and the boys were narrowly beaten by only 4 points, by Lanchester St.Bedes. The event was held at English Martyrs School, in Hartlepool on a very muddy course. To view all of the photographs from the event please click here.

It’s Lots of Gold for Carmel on the Trampoline!
In the Darlington Schools’ Trampoline Competition, held at Carmel on Thursday 9 February, Carmel won Gold in all of the age groups from Year 7 to Year 12. Congratulations to everyone who took part. The trampolinists will now go on to represent Darlington in the Tees Valley Finals.

Lots of Gold for Carmel on the Trampoline

England International Coaches Carmel Netballers
Ex-Carmel student and now Team Northumbria and England Netball player, Leah Kennedy, called into Carmel to lead a coaching session with our very talented U14 and U15 netball teams. She proved very popular with the girls and is a fantastic role model to them. It is hoped she will be back very soon.

Carmel Satellite Volleyball Team Play Acklam Volleyball Team
The Carmel Satellite Volleyball team, who are made up of pupils from Carmel College and the Education Village, lost 3 sets to 0 in their latest Teesside League Division 2 match. They played some tremendous volleyball but were beaten by Acklam, who are all adults. The points were close in all of the sets and the team continues to develop. If you are interested in joining the team they train at Carmel on Thursday (3.35 – 5pm) and Friday (12.30 – 1.30pm). They also have sessions at the Education Village on Wednesday (4 – 6pm) and Fridays (7-9pm). Please see Mr Hannaford for further details.

Carmel Satellite Volleyball Team Play Acklam Volleyball Team

Year 8 Cricket Team
The Year 8 Cricket team played in the Durham County Schools U13 Indoor Cricket Tournament. They narrowly lost all of their matches, but were very competitive in all of them. Their coach Mr Summers, who is looking to develop cricket at Carmel, was extremely pleased with their performance and is looking forward to the future.

Year 8 Cricket Team

Carmel Headlanders Darlington’s Team of the Year
At the annual Darlington Sports Winners Awards Final, the ‘Team of the Year’ award was presented to the Headlanders Under 14 Netball team. The team was original formed by Mrs Hannaford, for our pupils to play in club leagues and competitions. The girls are now coached by ex-Carmel student, Natasha Levy alongside Sarah Lough, have had a very successful season and is mostly made up of Carmel students. Well done ladies!

Carmel Headlanders Darlington Team of the Year

Darlington Sports Winners Award for Adam
At the annual Darlington Sports Winners Awards Final the special achievement award was presented to Carmel College student Adam Billany, 17, who, despite living with cerebral palsy and having to endure recent painful operations to lengthen and strengthen his legs, is an award winning yachtsman with Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club. Adam, who is on the Paralympic performance pathway for sailing, is studying for his A’ Levels in the sixth form. He combines his studies with regular training camps and competitions at the National sailing Centre, in Weymouth, in Dorset. Well done Adam!

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Northern Schools’ Inter-County Cross-Country Championships
Megan Noble, Olivia McCready, Katie Noble, Mikayla Jordens and Daniel Boyer represented County Durham, at the Northern Schools’ Inter-County Cross-Country Championships. The competition was held on a very testing course, in cold and wet conditions at Kirby Stephens in Cumbria.

To view the results please click here.

To view the photographs please click here.

County Durham Schools’ Cross Country Championships

Amelia Hunter (Minor Girls), Nathaniel Bell , Sam Dimelow (Minor Boys), Megan Noble, Sarah Wilcock, Millie Foster, Jessica Briggs, Jessica Kelly, Olivia McCreedy, Alice day, Eleanor Clulow (Junior Girls), Joseph Spellman, Daniel Boyer, Jack Myers, Harry Crawshaw (Junior Boys), Olivia Austin (inter Girls), Ryan Wells, James McAllister, Ethan Robinson (Inter Boys) and Lucy-Erin Hunter, Katie Noble, Mikayla Jordens (Senior Girls) all represented Darlington in the Durham Schools’ Cross-Country Championships held in Barnard Castle on Saturday 21st January. The event was organised by Mr Hannaford, the County Durham Schools’ Cross-Country secretary. Lucy-Erin Hunter (pictured left) comfortably won the Senior Girls event and was selected for the county as was Megan Noble (pictured right), Olivia McCready, Katie Noble and Daniel Boyer. Congratulations to all of the Carmel athletes who ran. To view all of the photographs of the day please click here

County Durham Schools' Cross Country Championships

Catholic Partnership Swimming Champions

Carmel swimming team enjoyed a very successful day at the Catholic Partnership Swimming Gala. Carmel won the Year 7 Girls, Year 9 Girls and Year 9 Boys trophies, the Year 10/11 Girls and Year 10/11 Boys trophies as well as winning both the Girls and Boys overall competitions. The event involving eleven schools was organised by the Carmel PE Department, using Sports Leaders from the sixth form and Year 9. A special mention must go to the coaches who train the swimming team on a Wednesday morning before college. They are Mr Briggs, Miss Coates, Alana Prior, Hannah Briggs, Jessica Briggs and Johnson Bache. To view all of the photographs from the gala, please click here.

Daisy and Sarah into the Quarter-final of National Trophy
Congratulations to Daisy Appleton (Yr 10) and Sarah Clifford (Yr 11) who have been playing regularly for Durham County Schools’ U16 football team this season. Having beaten Lancashire in the previous round, their next match will be against Worcestershire in the Quarter-finals of the English Schools’ FA U16 girls Inter-County Trophy. This will be played in Bromsgrove on Thursday 16 February (Kick Off 2.30pm). We wish them both the best of luck.

Daisy and Sarah into the Quarter-final of National Trophy

Catholic Partnership Badminton Tournament

16 Year 8 and 9 students represented Carmel in the Catholic Partnership Badminton tournament.  The event was held at the Louisa Centre in Stanley, on Wednesday 30 November.  To view photographs of the students please click here.

Carmel Runners Up in the Town Cross Country

Despite winning the Year 7 boys, the Junior Girls and Inter boys team events at the Darlington Schools’ Cross-country Championships, Carmel finished as runners-up in the overall championships, beaten narrowly by Hummersknott.  There were two individual wins to celebrate in Nat Bell (year 7) and Megan Noble (Junior Girls).  Congratulations to all of our athletes who gave their all, on a tough and muddy course.  To view all of the photos of the event please click here.

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Carmel Beat Marske in Local League Match

Carmel College Satellite Volleyball team beat Marske 3 sets to 2 in a tense match, in the Tees Valley League Division 2.  To view photos from the game please click here.  The team is coached by Scott Hailes and trains at Carmel on Thursday Evenings 4 – 5.30pm.  New members always welcome.

Carmel Win 3 trophies in the Catholic Sporthall Athletics Championships

Carmel Year 7 Girls and Boys and the Year 8 Girls all won the team events at the Catholic Sporthall Athletics Championships.  The Year 8 boys finished 5th. The event was held at the Dolphin Centre and comprised of all of the schools in the partnership.  To view photos from the day please click here:

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Adam Selected for County

Adam Brown (11J) has been selected for the Durham County U16 Rugby Team.  Many congratulations Adam.

Students Gain Leadership Qualifications

14 Carmel students took part in various workshops in the Tees Valley Young Leaders Conference, at Eston Sports Centre on Tuesday 15th November.  Thomas Dixon, Alfie Taylor, Tim Walsh and Sam Coleman achieved the award for inclusion.  Daniel Storey, Joe Leng, Ben Atkinson, Nathan Diggle and Archie Lyonette were awarded the Badminton England Leaders award and Olivia Campbell, Emma Burgess, Matilda Spellman, Kiera Williams and Chloe Lubuku achieved the Hockey England Leaders Award.

Carmel Inter-House Cross-Country Championships

The Inter-house cross country championships took place on the playing fields last week.  To view photos of the Year 7 and 8 races please click here.

Please click here to see the results.


English Schools’ Cup Cross Country Round 1

The first round of the English Schools Cross-Country Cup was held at Preston Park (Stockton), on Wednesday 12 October 2016. The results were as follows:

Junior Girls 5th – Sarah Wilcock 11th, Amelia Hunter 15th, Eleanor Clulow 23rd, Jessica Kelly 24th, Carmen Dell-Zotto Ascaso 47th, Keira Williams DNF.
Inter Girls 4th – Megan Noble 9th, Olivia Austin 20th, Sarah Jordens 30th, Daisy Appleton 32nd, Rebecca Butterfield 40th, Olivia Halliday 41st.
Junior Boys 9th – Michael Calabro 20th, Max Pearson 33rd, Isaac Ryans 45th, George Thornton 53rd, Davey Welch 60th.
Inter Boys 5th – Ethan Robinson 21st, Ryan Wells 25th, Daniel Boyer 27th, Ethan Fenton 33rd, Matthew Phillips 47th, Sam Berry 50th.

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Carmel Swimming Club

The Carmel Swimming Club is open to all students and takes place every Wednesday Morning (7.15am – 8.15am) at the Dolphin Centre. The sessions are led by Mr Briggs, Miss Coates and students Alana Prior and Hannah and Jessica Briggs.


Carmel U12s Beat Hummersknott in County Rugby Cup

Carmel U12s beat Hummersknott 20 – 15 in the first round of the County Cup. The game was keenly contested throughout, with Hummersknott, despite being 20-0 down at half time, fighting back well in the second half. Carmel had a large squad of 23 players and they all contributed well on the pitch.

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Phillipa selected for England Squad

Phillipa Willis (Year 12) has been selected to train with England Cadets after an England Futures Programme with Volleyball England. She also coaches the Carmel Volleyball Club, in the gym on a Friday lunchtime. Well done Phillipa!


Carmel Sixth form Netball Team Third in County Durham Tournament

The Carmel Sixth Form team, despite comfortably beating Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College finished in 3rd place in the County Durham netball tournament, held at Polam School on Saturday 8 October. They missed out on second place on goal difference, with the top two qualifying for the regional finals.


Carmel Beat Longfield in County Cup

Carmel U14 rugby team beat Longfield Sports Academy 42 – 26 in the first round of the Cleveland Cup. The game was contested by two well matched teams and was a good advert for schoolboy rugby in Darlington.


Matthew Comes 28th in National Final

Matthew Phillips, representing Durham in the English Schools Combined Events Championships, U15 Pentathlon finished in 28th place. He ran 14.31 seconds in the hurdles, 8.14m in the shot, 5.46m for a personal best in the long jump, 1.64m in the high Jump and a new personal best in the 800m of 2:22.89. The event was held in Exeter. Well done Matthew!


U14 Netball Team County Champions

Carmel U14 Netball team won all of their matches, in the Durham Schools’ Tournament, to be crowned County Champions. The event was held at Polam School on Saturday 8 October 2016. They will represent Durham in the Regional finals in North Shields during January 2017.


Daisy and Sarah Selected for Durham County U16 Squad

Daisy Appleton and Sarah Clifford have been selected for Durham County U16 football squad to play against Cumbria on Saturday 8 October 2016 kick off 11:00 am at Frenchfields Sports Ground, Penrith, CA11 8UU. Callum Webster has had a late call for the U18 Squad in the same fixture. He will join Kyle Davidson in the Durham team. Jamie Kilcran, although selected will miss it through injury.

Amanda Coulson Works With Sky Sports Project Teams

Students spent a day working with GB boxer Amanda Coulson as part of the Sky Living For Sport Project. They learnt practical skills and the Six Steps to Success. The students were from the Swimming team, who train at The Dolphin Centre every Wednesday, before college and The Year 9 Sports Leadership team who will be organising primary and secondary events across the region. Amanda also delivered a motivational assembly to the Year 7s and 8s about her battle to take up boxing and the success it has brought her.

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Kyle Davidson selected for County U18 Football Squad

Congratulations to Year 12 student, Kyle Davidson who has made it through a gruelling selection process to be called up to the County Durham U18 Football Squad. Kyle will play his first match against Cumbria at the weekend.

Kyle Davidson

Carmel Year 9s County Rugby Tournament Semi-Finalists

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Carmel Finish Third in Catholic Partnership Regatta

The Year 8 team finished third in the Catholic Partnership Regatta. They won 4 races and where runners up twice. The event was held at the Tees Barrage on Tuesday 27 September 2016. To view more pictures of the day please click here

CP Regatta

Year 7 Rugby Team Comfortably Win their First Match

The Year 7 rugby team beat Polam School 65-0 in their first ever game, on the newly drained rugby pitch at Carmel.

Y7 Rugby Team