Sporting students attend special awards ceremony

Trinity Academy

Friday, 21st October 2016

Sporting students attend special awards ceremony

The CREAM of an academy’s sporting talent has been recognised.

The CREAM of an academy’s sporting talent has been recognised at a special awards ceremony.

Trinity Academy, in Thorne, celebrated the individual and team successes of the past year in netball, hockey, football, rugby, cricket, rounders and athletics.

An audience of students, staff, parents and friends applauded the young stars in the academy’s lecture theatre as they received their awards and watched a video and photographic retrospective.

Looking forward, head of girls’ PE Katie O’Brien said the summer Olympics in Rio was already having a positive impact on interest in sport, especially athletics and hockey.

Last year the academy competed in 80 fixtures with staff and students giving thousands of hours to sport.

Miss O’Brien said: “Our students continue to be excellent ambassadors and we as staff are proud to have them represent us as an Academy. Their commitment, levels of enthusiasm and sheer determination never cease to amaze us.

“I would like to thank everyone for their contribution, whether it be as a member of staff putting in relentlosess hours and sharing your expertise, paretns who serve as the biggest support act and, of course, the students themselves, who make our job as PE teachers even more rewarding.”

Students received accolades for Players’ Player and Trinity Player of the Year, as well as an overall top performance award, in each sport.

For the first time there was a special award for the Team of the Year, which went to the championship-winning Year 7 netball team.

The annual Barry Marks Award for outstanding performance went to Olivia Jenkins.

Miss O’Brien said of Olivia, 14: “Throughout the year she has gone above and beyond. She plays for every single team, which means training every night after school. On a Friday when there is no training she comes to the PE department asking to do something. She is a true ambassador for sport, a natural leader and a lovely person.”

The award winners:

Netball

Players' Players of the Year: Chloe Taylor, Amy Butler, Olivia Jenkins, Sarah Roe;

Trinity Players of the Year: Alex O'Neill, Libby Aldersea, Julia Bednarczyk, Amelia Lindsay;

Overall Netball Player of the Year: Bronwyn Edwards

Rugby

Players' Players of the Year: Macauley Jackson, Tom Willey, Jake Dewsnap, Harry Phillipson;

Trinity Players of the Year: Ben Potts, Joe Ginty, Reid Pugh, Jake Winterbottom;

Overall Rugby Player of the Year: Thomas Graves

Hockey

Players' Players of the Year: Chloe Taylor, Ellie Linley, Lydia Pike, Summer Oliver;

Trinity Players of the Year: Jade Harrison, Alice Ball, Alex Maltby, Josephine Glassford;

Overall Hockey Player of the Year: Abigail Ball.

Rounders

Players' Players of the Year: Chloe Taylor, Freya Beddoes, Olivia Jenkins, Lauren Bowater;

Trinity Players of the Year: Hannah Sanderson, Heather Phillipson, Alix Young, Emily Gee;

Overall Rounders Player of the Year: Megan Williamson.

Athletics

Athletes of the Year: Maia Wilkinson, Archie Taylor, Neve Dilks-Taylor, Bradley Houston, Megan Williamson, Jenson Harper;

Overall Athlete of the Year: Ryan Pentland.

Cricket

Players' Players of the Year: Jamie Johnson, Matthew Poulston;

Trinity Players of the Year: Harrison Taylor, David Moores;

Overall Cricketer of the Year: Sam Potts.

Football

Players' Players of the Year: Oliver Hemstock, Matthew Featherstone, Oliver Beaglehole, Jack McCallum;

Trinity Players of the Year: Harry Linley, Alex Young, Kane Manners, Mason Broadbent;

Overall Footballer of the Year: Todd Wrigley.