A RICHMOND primary school is celebrating a term of sporting success after winning performances by the hockey, football and cross-country teams.

Richmond Church of England Primary School’s hockey team made it to the county finals held at St Olave’s School, York, after winning two earlier qualifying competitions.

The team came second in its group at the finals, winning two matches and drawing one.

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They then lost in final play-off on penalities to Red House School, Sunderland.

The team as coached by Tony Potter from Richmond School.

PE coordinator Iain McCulloch said: “The team played exceptionally well in every game against some tough opposition, showing an incredibly determined attitude throughout.

“I'm delighted at our success in sport so far this year, which has stemmed from the childrens' enthusiasm. We're really proud of everyone who's taken part.”

The success on the hockey pitch was followed by the school’s football team winning the Swaledale League and Swaledale Cup, with keepers Harry Davies and Dan Norton not conceding a single goal for the whole tournament.

The team won 2-0, 4-0 and 3-0 against Melsonby, Middleton Tyas and Arkengarthdale respectively.

To cap off the success, the year six boys won a recent cross-country competition at Catterick Racecourse.