After another wonderful year for all our sports stars, it was fantastic to have an evening in which staff, parents and carers could celebrate all their achievements.
Thank you to our own Miss Claire Thompson for sharing her story with all of us and her inspirational words to all pupils. For those of you that don’t know, Miss Thompson is representing team GB in the European Triathlon Championships this summer in Estonia. To help fund Miss Thompson’s efforts in getting to Estonia, the department held a cake sale and raffle in which over £140 was raised. We wish you all the best and good luck.
A change to proceedings this year saw pupils vote for their players’ player, as well as the team manager voting for their own player of the year. Below highlights the main awards presented on the night.
The ‘Abbie Lancaster Award’ for outstanding contribution to PE is the department’s most prestigious award. This was awarded to Simone Spibey. Simone has represented the school in numerous sports and been selected to represent Staffordshire at Netball. Simone is a role model for her peers in lessons and has shown total dedication and passion for PE. Simone also volunteers much of her time to helping younger students develop their skills across a range of sports by being a senior sports leader.
The ‘Goode Award’ for excelling in leadership was awarded to Ethan Ferris and Tom Statham. They are both outstanding leaders, regularly helping to run and lead sporting activities for lower year groups and primary schools. Both have a clear passion for sport and PE. They are keen to get involved, lead and organise numerous sporting events across the school, along with being role models for their peers and younger sports leaders.
The ‘Jack Lloyd-Weston Award’ for consistent representation was awarded to Evie Miles. Evie has made a huge impact to extra curricular and PE this year, and she is only in year 7. She has attended every club possible and represented the school in netball, rounders and athletics. She is a delight to take on fixtures, a true sportswomen and very competitive but always fair. She is a leader, a motivator and always encourages others to achieve their best. She represents school fantastically and is a role model to her peers. I am looking forward to seeing her life in sport progress and she moves through school.
The ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ went to Tara Bourne. Tara has recently moved from Liverpool Ladies F.C., joining Manchester City Ladies F.C. Not only this, but Tara represents both Cheshire and the U15 England Ladies squad, where she has been made captain.
This year, voting to decide who was crowned ‘Alsager’s Sports Personality 2018’ was left to the pupils, parents and carers in the audience. The department made four nominations (Marcus Jordan, Zak Padania, Fran Townsend and Charlie Smith) and presented why we believe they deserved the accolade. Well done to all nominees, and a massive congratulations to Fran Townsend who was voted ‘Sports Personality 2018’.
The year 9 Football team were crowned ‘Team of the Year’ as the most successful team this year. They reached the final 64 teams in the National Schools Cup, losing to Sandbach. They reached the semi finals in the Cheshire Schools Cup again losing to Sandbach. Whist also reaching the finals in the South Cheshire Football Champions losing to Shavington. Although a losing end to the season there are lots of positives to take into the start of the season ahead.
Well done to all our sportsmen and women for such a fantastic season. We wish you all the best for the season ahead.