Search

School Sport: Coopers hail award winners

15:30 23 January 2014

GB Olympian Jeanette Kwakye poses with Games Captains at Coopers Coborn's annual sports award evening

GB Olympian Jeanette Kwakye poses with Games Captains at Coopers Coborn's annual sports award evening

Archant

GB Olympian Kwakye inspires at presentation

Coopers Coborn School welcomed GB Olympian Jeanette Kwakye to their annual sports presentation evening last week.

And the 2008 Beijing finalist and British 60m record holder captivated the audience with a powerful speech, before also leading a sprinting masterlcass for the school’s top athletes.

Assistant head Mark Duncan said: “It was a fantastic evening which delivered a very inspirational message to all those involved.

“The event was put together by the School Games Captains Nick Shade, Hannah Bloy, Daniel Gorsuch, Jess Baylis, Harjas Sagoo and Georgia Porter.

“Jeanette opened her address by saying she was ‘blown away by the evening and the array of talent’ and even exclaimed ‘it’s not normal!’.

“The students thoroughly enjoyed listening to her tips for success on how you should always say yes to opportunities and never give up in the face of adversity.”

The Games Captains each delivered speeches on their sport and there were performances by elite Coopers athletes including world karate champion Sam Hulbert, national trampolinists Faith Everett and Olivia Watson, the boys national gymnastics team and the girls acr-gymnastics team.

Natoinal stick fighting champion Riaz Amin also gave a display, while singer Tara Gulrajani and the school’s Big Band provided further entertainment.

Duncan added: “It was an outstanding evening and Jeanette has even been in touch about doing a feature for her Game Changers programme at the school.”

Award winners – Exceptional performer: Sam Hulbert. Sports personality: Dan Gorsuch. Sportsmanship trophy: Daniel Laffey. Rugby Captain Cup: Tom Scott. Rugby junior: Sam Baker. Senior: Brad Jordan. Most promising: Finlay Hyde. Hockey junior: Olivia Martin. Senior: Hannah Bloy. Most promising: Chloe Menear. Athlete junior: Riva Siggins. Senior: Fred Houseago. Cross Country: Lydia Hallam. Gymnast junior: Josephine Tang. Senior: Lois Church. Trampolining: Susanna Badley. Cricket junior: George Bull. Senior: Matthew Shields. Spirit of cricket: William Bottoms. Tennis junior: Toby Dunlea. Senior: Harry Cannons. Swimming junior: Harry Fox. Senior: Bethany Moore. Service to swimming: Ellie McDonald. Swimming Captain: Charlie Fox. Netball junior: Annie Maguire. Senior: Emily Stratton. Dancer of the year: Chloe Holder. Leadership: Nick Duffey, Tom & Ben Dance. Potential for success: Isobel Ives. Rosie’s Bowl, most promising player: Charlotte Marshall. Team of the year: Senior Tennis. Spirit of Sport: Amy Baggs, Amelia Acreman, Segun Oronti, Gopal Sagoo. Supporting School Sport: Nick Shade, Emily Holmes.

0 comments

Latest Romford Sports News

21:50
Abs Thompson of Hornchurch celebrates scoring against Thamesmead (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Hornchurch 3 Thamesmead Town 1

18:08
Marshalls Park's year eight boys

City Academy 1 Marshalls Park 5

15:30
Jordan Maguire-Drew of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring at Bromley (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

On-loan youngster feels two speedy goals for Daggers proved fatal for Ravens’ hopes of success

12:03
Line-out action from Ilford's clash with Upminster (pic Colin Brown)

Ilford Wanderers 7 Upminster 22

11:00
Corey Whitely of Dagenham & Redbridge is congratulated after opening the scoring at Bromley (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers took full advantage of generosity says Ravens manager

10:26
Lakeside Hammers promoter Jon Cook (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

World Under-21 hopeful booked to face Belle Vue

09:30
Old Cooperians show off their new kit ahead of their win over Woodford (pic: Nicki Kemp)

Reed pleased with derby success, but knows there is still work ahead

Yesterday, 18:35
Action from Marshalls Park's clash with Albany

Albany 1 Marshalls Park 4

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

VW Golf Estate

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now