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School Sport: Coopers hail award winners

PUBLISHED: 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

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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.

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