SCHOOL SPORT: Awards for dedication and achievements

Winners with their awards
Winners with their awards

Eastern Warwickshire Sport Partnership

Success, dedication and talent was celebrated at the third annual awards evening for the Eastern Warwickshire School Sport Partnership on Wednesday.

Held at Harris Church of England Academy, Rugby’s Great Britain synchronised swimming team member Sophie Randle was guest speaker.

The sports awards recognise the achievements of children and young people who attended schools within the Partnership, during this academic year.

Throughout the evening the winners received medals, certificates and trophies.

Winners included:

Primary Male Sports Person of the Year: Joseph Bramley from Boughton Leigh Junior School. Joseph is a black and red belt in kickboxing and competes at national level.

He recently became Grand Champion for the under 25KG weight section and narrowly missed out on qualifying to represent England at the World Championships in Portugal.

Highly commended in this category were Jack McDowell and Dylan Taylor-Walton both from Boughton Leigh Junior School.

Primary Female Sports Person of the Year : Cassie Reed from Dunchurch Boughton Junior School. Cassie is a synchronised swimmer and has qualified for the England Talent Squad, training at their national stadium at Crystal Palace. In December she was advanced into the England Development Squad, a team of just 10 athletes between the ages of 10 and 15. She came 7th at the Scottish National Finals.

Highly commended in this category was Amelia Quinn from Knightlow Primary School.

Primary School Team of the Year: Provost Williams Primary School Football team, who beat 40 local teams across the Coventry area in the Npower Under 11s tournament and went on to represent Coventry City Football Club in the regional finals at Swindon, competing against the South of England teams.

Highly commended in this category was Boughton Leigh Junior School Boys’ Indoor Rowing team.

Primary and Secondary School Sports Teams of the Year – Ability:

These two awards were won by pupils at Brooke School who form the primary and secondary Cheerleading teams, ‘Brooke Allstarz’ and ‘Brooke Twirly Birds’. Both teams have been National Champions for the last four years, choreographing their own routines.

Primary Participator of the Year: (Male)

This was won by Will Adamson from Boughton Leigh Junior School for his commitment, dedication and performance in a wide range of sports clubs and competitions at his school.

Highly commended in this category were Owen Hillyard from Paddox Primary School and Sam Bodycote from Henry Hinde Junior School.

Primary Participator of the Year: (Female)

This was won by Scarlett Street from Boughton Leigh Junior School for her commitment, dedication and performance in a wide range of sports clubs and competitions at her school.

Secondary Participator of the Year – Ability Male:

Sam Robinson from Brooke School won this award for his amazing progress made this year in his track and cross country running. He puts in 100% commitment and continually encourages others to do their best.

Secondary Participator of the Year – Ability Female:

Liah Anspoks from Brooke school won this award for her dedication and determination to get fitter and healthier this year. She has made fantastic progress with her fitness programme and the school are very proud of her.

Services to School Sport:

Mr Peter Brinkley, Sports Officer at Brooke School won this award as a reflection of his dedication to raising the profile of PE and School Sport in his school, and enabling all pupils to participate whatever their personal ability.

He is hugely proactive in organising events across Warwickshire and Coventry for special school sports, empowering young people with special needs to experience the thrill of competitive sport.

Highly commended in this category was Wendy Turner, Chairperson of Riding for the Disabled Association.

Student Leadership and Volunteering:

This award was won by Maria Timms from Provost Williams Primary School for her leadership of the football and netball teams, and her ability to inspire and motivate her team members, leading through a determined example.

Highly commended in this category was Boughton Leigh Junior School Playleaders.

Student Leadership and Volunteering (Ability):

This award was won by Luke Jones from Brooke School for being devoted to helping out during PE lessons and after school clubs across the school. His passion and enthusiasm shines through and he is a fantastic role model to the young people in his school.

Lastly there were a range of medals given to pupils who displayed one of the Olympic or Paralympic values either in their school work, sport or personal life.

These medals were awarded to:

Harriet Troup – Northlands Primary School for ‘Excellence’

Rhianna Gibson – Northlands Primary School for ‘Friendship’

Mya Mantey – Northlands Primary School for ‘Determination’

Amelia Dickens – Paddox Primary School for ‘Excellence’

Jodhveer Ranu – Hillmorton Primary School for ‘Respect’

Aaron Sutcliffe – Knightlow Primary School for ‘Inspiration’

Poppy Edwards – Knightlow Primary School for ‘Courage’

Shivanni Mistry – Boughton Leigh Junior School for ‘Friendship’

Peter Walker – Boughton Leigh Junior School for ‘Determination’

Sophie Hardy – Boughton Leigh Junior School for ‘Courage’

Danny Osbourne – Brooke School for ‘Friendship’

Alfie Hill – Brooke School for ‘Determination’

Peter Rabelo – Brooke School for ‘Courage’

The Partnership would like to congratulate everyone who was nominated for an award. Rugby has many talented and dedicated young people.

The School Sport Partnership which is hosted by Harris Church of England Academy in Rugby also organises and runs festivals, competitions, student leadership courses, student leadership pathways, participation award schemes, gifted and talented support, teacher and other adult training and much more.

To find out more about the work of the Eastern Warwickshire School Sport Partnership, please contact Leesa Brennan, Partnership Development Manager at Harris CofE Academy by calling (01788) 812549 ext 304.