Lincolnshire schools go head-to-head in Boston's Elite Eleven event

Callum Johnson (left) and Billy Spooner (right) presented the winners with their awards

Students from 12 schools across Lincolnshire went head to head against each other in the annual Elite Eleven sports event at Boston College.

Schools selected their 11 best athletes to take on a series of mental and psychical sport-related challenges against the other schools with the winning team taking home a set of Beats headphones each.

Boston-born British boxer Callum Johnson and golfer Billy Spooner presented the winning school with their prizes before answering questions that were sent in from the students.


Bourne Grammar Academy's team won the event with Bourne Academy and The Deeping School coming second and third respectively. 

LiNCHigher provided a workshop that educated the students on careers in sport and pupils were given the task to write down as many occupations they could think of within the sporting industry.

Students were then asked to put several university prospectuses in order of how they ranked for their Sports and Exercise Science Course.

LiNCHigher’s Area Engagement Officer for Boston, Ellis Potter, said: “I hope that everyone involved enjoyed Elite XI, and it was great to see students from all over the county come together and take part in the events and the LiNCHigher workshop.

LiNCHigher's Area Engagement Officer for Boston, Ellis Potter, educates students on careers in sport

“I’d like to take the opportunity to say a massive thankyou to everyone involved in pulling the event together, and once again for the great support from the schools.

“Elite XI was a great opportunity to really capture the interests of the young people involved, and showing them that Sport, something they enjoy in and out of school, is a course and career that they can pursue at a Higher Education level, both locally and further from home.

“I hope that all of the students left with the knowledge that Higher Education is not only achievable for them, but also something they can and will enjoy, and something they can all aspire towards.”