3rd October 2016
A Level student Callum Johnson is at the top of his game having won five croquet tournaments this season; beating players from across Yorkshire, the Midlands and Wales. Callum’s natural flair for the game won through at the Yorkshire Full Lawn, the York Open Short Lawn, the Crayke Cup, the Fraser Ross Trophy and the Scarcroft Shield.
Callum has a close family friend to thank for introducing him to the sport and for arranging his membership at York’s Croquet Club. Says Callum: “Croquet is an unusual sport for a young person but I think playing snooker and pool really helps with some of the shots. It’s a very different game, in fact it’s very complicated and that’s what I find interesting; games can vary according to who you are playing and the time limit involved.”
Callum, formerly of Millthorpe School, studies A Levels in Business, Economics and ICT. Callum points out that his A Level subject choices have also contributed to his sporting success. He says: “The game demands a degree of accuracy, an understanding of angles and being able to work out the maths, as well as a determination to keep focussed to the end. These skills can be applied to the sport.”
Now in his final A Level year, Callum hopes to take on an Accountancy apprenticeship with a local accountancy firm - clearly he has all the right attributes!