At Thomas Telford School we have always been proud of our Alumni sports stars. Over the last 3 decades we have seen former students progress to the top of their sporting fields. Olympians, World champions and Premier League stars have graced our sports facilities with their skills and passion for sport. Many of our former students return to the school to share with us their experiences and stories. We place a great emphasis at Thomas Telford School on our philosophy of “Once a Thomas Telford student, always a Thomas Telford student”.
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Elliot grew up in Telford, Shropshire, and joined Wolverhampton Wanderers at age nine having been spotted playing in a local five-a-side tournament. He captained the club's under-12 team that travelled to Japan in 2001 and won the U12 World Cup, where he also picked up the Player of the Tournament award. He attended Thomas Telford School, where he captained the football team to win the County Cup five years in a row. Bennett was also a talented 200m sprinter and represented Shropshire at the English School Athletics Championships.
He left school to gain a scholarship at Wolves alongside Lee Collins, and signed professional forms with them in March 2007. The midfielder never made a league appearance for Wolves though, despite being picked for the first team squad several times, but did appear twice for them in the League Cup. He has since gone on to play for Brighton, Norwich, Blackburn and Shrewsbury Town.
Kelly Edwards joined Thomas Teldord School in 2002.
Kelly represented Great Britain at Judo, with her debut coming in 2010 in Vienna, where she took seventh place in the European Judo Championships, aged only 19. In 2011 Edwards won gold in the European Cup in Málaga in the under 48kg class and in 2012 again won gold in the same category in the British Open European Cup in Crawley. In June 2012 Edwards was chosen to represent Great Britain in the 2012 Summer Olympics (commonly known as London 2012) in the under 48 kg event.
Kelly represented England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, in Glasgow, in the under 52kg class, where she won the silver Medal.