SUPER OLLIE TAKES ON BIATHLON CHALLENGE

SUPER OLLIE TAKES ON BIATHLON CHALLENGE

Wey Valley student Ollie Sanderson will be taking part in a national biathlon event in Solihull, Birmingham in January following outstanding achievements in the sport over the last four years.  

A former pupil of Radipole Primary School, Ollie is a member of the local Dorset Pentathlon Club which trains in Weymouth and has recently qualified for the national Biathlon event following competitions in London.

Ollie said: “The sport involves running and swimming and I take part in after-school clubs at Wey Valley as well as being a member of the Dorset Pentathlon club in Weymouth.

“I really enjoy the sport as it is a team event with some really good sporting colleagues.”

The 11-year-old also is also looking forward to competing in London later in the year at the Olympic Park, including swimming in the Olympic Pool. 

Ollie is a member of the ‘Gifted and Talented’ sport group at The Wey Valley School, which offers him the benefit of extra PE sessions to help him achieve his sporting goals.

Stuart Heath, PE teacher at Wey Valley said: “Ollie is an exceptional athlete and truly dedicated to his sport and studies at school. He has set high standards and should be commended for his aspirations to go further.

“The PE department and the school wish Ollie every success with the National Biathlon event in the New Year.”