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Zoe Secures North-West Climbing Double

Friday, 11 March 2016

Zoe Grainger, a Year 9 pupil in Bolton School Girls’ Division, has completed an indoor climbing double after winning the sixth and final round of the Liverpool Hangar U16 Indoor Bouldering competition. The triumph comes after a convincing victory a week earlier in the U16 Manchester Climbing Centre’s Indoor Winter Bouldering League.  

Zoe’s performances in earlier rounds of the Liverpool competition had given her an almost unassailable lead and her comfortable first place on Friday evening saw her over the line. A delighted Mr David Kettle, Climbing Coach at Bolton School, said: “Zoe`s final round score would have actually won the adult female round that month, which is incredible. She has done extremely well to win this competition, as she has competed against significantly older competitors.”  

Zoe’s younger sister, Bella who is aged 11 and attends Bolton School Junior Girls’ School, finished third on the night which meant she ended the competition in fourth position overall. Mr Kettle remarked that for someone so young: “this is still a very impressive result.” 

As competition winner, Zoe collected a first place medal and a very nice down jacket. 

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Zoe takes the podium as winner of the Liverpool Hangar Indoor Bowling League

Zoe takes the podium as winner of the Liverpool Hangar Indoor Bowling League