On-line Sports Awards event celebrates this year's sporting successes

On-line Sports Awards event celebrates this year's sporting successes

Mrs Caroline Treacy, Director of Sport

Our 5th annual Sports Dinner was adapted for our current remote world to become an on-line Sports Awards event on Thursday 11 June. We were delighted to celebrate all this year’s sporting successes and give students the recognition they deserve.

The evening began with a video montage of this year’s sporting highlights, put together by outgoing Sports Ribbon, Jade Taylor. Vicky Gosling, CEO for GB Snow Sport, who would have been our guest speaker at the dinner, kindly sent us a short video where she talked about elite sport and the current pandemic. We look forward to having Vicky with us in person at a later date.

The awards for Coach’s Player and Players’ Player were announced for netball, hockey, cross country and swimming and these students will receive their awards on their return to school. We also awarded the cups to:

The Castle Cup – Jade Taylor, Upper Sixth

Jade impressed with her unwavering commitment to sport, even in the face of injury, for leading by example and being a superb role model.

Team of the Year – U12A VII

The U12A VII had a superb year with an unbeaten season in fixtures, as well as qualifying for the Surrey Schools Netball Finals. This team has huge potential and we look forward to watching the students’ continued sporting journey at Woldingham.

Highly Commended for Contribution to School Sport – Ellie Bristowe, Upper Sixth and Georgie Cannock, Upper Sixth

Ellie and Georgie have both given so much to school sport over their time at Woldingham. Ellie has been outstanding in her performances, particularly for hockey, while Georgie has shown equal dedication and passion for the teams she has represented.

The Sacred Heart Cup for Outstanding Contribution to School Sport – Sparkle Sparshott, Upper Sixth

Since joining in Year 7, Sparkle has represented Woldingham in every sport we offer. A keen swimmer in her younger years, she developed into a passionate hockey player and co-captain of the 1st XI. Her commitment and dedication cannot be faulted.

Sports Personality – Charlotte Alexander, Upper Sixth

Charlotte has worked tirelessly for years in her chosen field of athletics and cross country. A two-time winner of the London Mini Marathon, this year has seen her achieve Silver at the U20 British Cross Challenge and, after an injury ridden season, Bronze at the England Schools National Cross Country. Charlotte leaves Woldingham to take up a sport scholarship at Birmingham University and a place on the England Athletics Youth Talent Programme.

Sportswoman of the Year – Sophie Foster, Lowe Sixth

Skier Sophie has had another outstanding season. She has garnered two national titles, four podium places in South Africa and fourth place at the New Zealand Winter Games for Super G.  She finished the ski season ranked GB number 1 for both Giant Slalom and Super G in her age group and was once again selected for the British FIS Team. The pinnacle of Sophie’s amazing season was representing Team GB at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland, in January.

If this weren’t enough, Sophie also represents Woldingham at 1st VII Netball, Surbiton Hockey Club in their 2nd XI and is part of the U17 England Hockey Performance Centre. 

Sophie is also our new Sports Ribbon and our evening finished with our annual leavers’ montage, which she put together.

Thank you to all the students and parents who joined us for this fantastic celebration.

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