Gareth Furlong, Ben Kelk and Sophie Daniels earned places on the medal rostrum at the UK School Games held in Cardiff.
The event is designed to replicate the feel of a major competition such as the Olympics, the Paralympics or the Commonwealth Games, and attracts more than 1,500 youngsters.
Long Road Sixth Form College student Furlong was taking part in the hockey for Wales and he played a crucial part in the tournament as Wales won the hockey title for the first time. He scored the first goal and laid on a second in the 5-0 victory over Scotland, and the team then beat holders England 2-1 in a tense match. Wales completed the clean sweep with a 2-1 triumph against Ulster, to the delight of the home crowd.
Kelk was representing the East Region in the athletics, and taking part in the 400m hurdles. The Cambridge & Coleridge athlete, who has moved from Sawston Village College to Long Road Sixth Form College this summer, won his heat comfortably to progress to the final. Kelk clocked a time of 55.9sec for the silver medal, with Ben Parkin taking the gold.
Newport's Daniels was left bumped and bruised as she was forced to settle for judo bronze. The 18 year old - who is training to be a fitness coach at Green's Health and Fitness in Cambridge - picked up a knee injury as well as a black eye as she lost to Scotland's Jodie Mullen in the under 63kg category semi-final. The former Saffron Walden County High School pupil joined Demi Moffat on the final step of the podium, and tasted success as she lifted the team trophy for England.
To read about Sophie Daniels’ reaction to the Games, follow this link.
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