Sporting Excellence Celebrated at Abbey Gate College

12th July 2019

Pupils’ outstanding sporting achievements were celebrated at the annual Sports Awards Presentation evening at Abbey Gate College in July. Guest speaker was Judith Gilmour, founder of Community & Educational Physical Development (C.E.P.D) which provides high quality advice, lessons and coaching to schools.

Prior to the ceremony, sports awards winners spent the afternoon with rugby player, Jorge Lewtas who started his career playing for St Helens RFC, before joining Caldy RFC who are currently in the National League 2 (North). Jorge spoke to pupils about how he managed to balance school life alongside playing both Rugby Union and Rugby League, before leading the pupils in a range of rugby drills on the All-Weather Pitch.

Awards on the evening included ‘Player of the Year’ and ‘Most Improved Player’ in Years 7 to 10 in core College sports and ‘Excellence & Progress Awards’ for pupils across all years, who have progressed in their chosen sport to a high level of competition.

‘Overall Contribution to Sport’ was awarded to Zak P, Ffion S, Alexander S, Iyla G, Max C, Melody S, Reece M and Olivia S for their commitment to a wide range of school sports.

‘Coach of the Year’ was awarded to Ella D in Year 7 for her outstanding commitment to assisting with the coaching of the hockey team during the previous academic year and ‘Team of the Year’ was awarded to the Year 8 and 9 Girls Relay Team who won the ISA North Competition with an amazing time of 52.40.

Congratulations to all of the winners.