Barton Peveril’s Team GB Biathle Student

Barton Peveril Student Represents Team GB in the Biathle

Barton Peveril Student Matt Sullivan

Barton Peveril Student Matt Sullivan.

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College student Matt Sullivan represented Team GB in the Biathle, at the UIPM World Biathle & Triathle Championships 2019 in Saint Petersburg, Florida between 24th and 27th October 2019.

Sullivan, who previously attended Brookfield Community School, competed in the Mixed Biathle Relay and the Individual Biathle in Florida finishing 6th and 4th respectively. The Biathle is an event competed in Britain and abroad, with competitors completing a run, a swim and then a final run.

Changing disciplines

Sullivan recently transitioned to the sport from Swimming and benefits from the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) at Barton Peveril, which allows him to study whilst competing at a high level.

Barton Peveril Teacher of Physical Education and TASS Dual Careers Coordinator, Alix Christopher, commented on Sullivan’s achievement:

“Matt is a very modest student who has recently changed sports and put a huge amount of effort into the new demands. He has trained really hard for these World Championships and we are really proud of his achievements.”