Feron Sayers Confirmed as Sporting Champion

FeronSayersGB long jumper Feron Sayers has been confirmed as the Sporting Champion for our Wiltshire & Swindon School Games summer festival, taking place at Marlborough College on 10 July 2019.

Feron started sport as a footballer playing for West Bromwich Albion under 12’s primary school. As soon as he started high school he went to a school athletics competition then got scouted because he finished first in all his events and was very quick for his age. From the age of 13/14, he took up the pentathlon which consists of 5 events (Long Jump, High Jump, Hurdles, Shot Put and 800M). That’s when he gained my first international title indoors in Glasgow.

At the age of 14 Feron took up the long jump alongside the high jump. He was the first British boy in history to jump over 7m at the age of 14 years old. From the age of 14/15, he made his first junior Commonwealth youth team representing England, and finished 4th. At the age of 18, he competed for Great Britain at his first European Juniors Championships, finishing 5th. Although he took up a back and ankle injury around this time, this didn’t stop him and he was determined to jump internationally, finishing 1st and 2nd.

In 2017, Feron made his first British silver medal in the men’s long jump. In 2018, he jumped over 8m and made his first senior professional circuit competition at the London Diamond league, then making his first senior team at the European Championships Berlin Germany. He is currently ranked in the top 10 in Europe and 1st in the UK.  He is now determined to make Tokyo 2020 Olympics, a long with other major championship leading up to and beyond.

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