Friday, 21st October 2016
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.
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
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:
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
Players' Players of the Year: Macauley Jackson, Tom Willey, Jake Dewsnap, Harry Phillipson;
Trinity Players of the Year: Ben Potts,
Players' Players of the Year: Chloe Taylor,
Trinity Players of the Year: Jade Harrison, Alice Ball, Alex Maltby,
Overall Hockey Player of the Year: Abigail Ball.
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.
Athletes of the Year: Maia Wilkinson, Archie Taylor, Neve Dilks-Taylor, Bradley Houston, Megan Williamson, Jenson Harper;
Overall Athlete of the Year: Ryan Pentland.
Players' Players of the Year: Jamie
Trinity Players of the Year: Harrison Taylor, David Moores;
Overall Cricketer of the Year: Sam Potts.
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.