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School Sport: Olympian visits Coopers awards

10:27 14 February 2013

GB Olympian Andrew Osagie was a special guest at the Coopers Coborn sports awards evening

GB Olympian Andrew Osagie was a special guest at the Coopers Coborn sports awards evening

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Osagie gives inspirational talk to students

GB Olympian Andrew Osagie was guest of honour at the Coopers Coborn sports presentation evening recently.

Osagie competed in the 800m final at the London 2012 Games and his time would have won gold in the previous three Olympics.

Head of student enrichment Mark Duncan said: “Andrew gave an inspirational talk about never giving up on your dreams, using his examples of sporting setbacks to show how he overcame these and became an Olympic finalist.

“He really connected with the students, was very down to Earth and also extremely impressed at all of the students’ achievements.”

The event was led by School Games captains Sean Holmes, Jenny Carr, Matthew Holland, Erin Baggs, Pippa Wilson, Daniel Creswell, Katie Griggs and Luke Dunlea, with many awards given out for outstanding performances during the year.

Year 12 pupil Sam Hulbert, a world champion in karate, gave an electric display of sparring with a partner, drawing gasps from the crowd, before Coopers national trampolining champions showed off their aerial skills in an extremely advanced routine.

The under-16 girls gymnastics team also performed individual sequences and as a trio, having finished third in the national finals last year, before Hope Murphy sang Emeli Sande’s ‘Clown’ to add an Olympic feel to the evening.

Coopers Coborn School 2012 Sports awards

Most promising rugby player: Mathew Mead. Captain Cup: Antony Bottone. Rugby junior: Liam Batty. Senior: Tom Scott.

Exceptional performer: Susanna Badley. Sports personality: Chloe Menear.

Sportsmanship trophy: Connor Gunyon.

Hockey junior: Natasha Patient. Senior: Pippa Wilson. Most promising: Hannah Bloy.

Footballer of year: Harry Cannons.

Athlete junior: Chenice Constable. Senior: Jed Rimell.

Gymnast junior: Annabelle Hostler. Senior: Rachel Travell.

Tennis junior: Nick Wade. Senior: George Gray.

Cricket junior: Aaron Kullar. Senior: Nikhil Mayor. Spirit of cricket: Jonathon Murphy.

Swimming junior: Ruby Wilson. Senior: Charlie Fox. Service to Swimming: Hannah Carter, Georgia Porter. Swimming captain: Ben Eastman.

Dancer: Katie Harrison.

Leadership: Nick Shade, Jess Bayliss.

Potential for success: Lauren Mitchell.

Netball junior: Charlotte Marshall. Senior: Bethany Chambers.

Rosie’s Bowl (most promising): Annie Maguire.

Team of Year: Under-16 indoor hockey.

Spirit of Sport, girls junior: Lois Wyatt; senior: Emily Stratton; boys junior: Zack Killoran; senior: Alec Roeper.

Supporting School Sport: Nick Duffey, Irina Chung.

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