Annual awards celebrate outstanding sporting success

Annual awards celebrate outstanding sporting success

The Wey Valley School held its annual Sports Presentation Evening to mark another outstanding year of student sporting success.

Stuart Heath, PE teacher and Gifted & Talented Co-ordinator said: “the annual celebration of the students sporting achievements is now in its 19th year and each year we are seeing more students reaching new highs in their chosen sports”.

The evening was held in the school’s Will Mackaness Hall with a full house of over 350 guests, friends and family, with many students taking to the stage to receive their awards.   Mr Heath added: “The evening confirmed the fantastic range of activities our students participate in with awards in twenty four different sports. The eight students winning our main awards were worthy winners and have been excellent role models to others within the school regarding their ambition, dedication and talent”.


Individual and team awards were recognised at the presentation including teams and players of the year and certificates of excellence and commitment. The main award winners were Lucy Turnbull (Will Mackaness Award for Commitment to Sport), Lisa Cottingham, Kieron Scott and Jack Taylor (Wey Valley dedication to extra-curricular), Lauren Holder and Ben Jones (The Jacqui Hampson dedication to sporting excellence award),  Kate Norman and Henry Ackerley (The Laura Moss Sports Personality of the Year Award).

Marie Claridge, Head of PE at Wey Valley added: “I would like to thank the PE team and the many sports coaches who visit Wey Valley to support and inspire our students. It has been another fantastic year of sport for the school and we are already looking forward to next year with many talented students expected to do well in their sports”.

Ms Sara Adams, Principal at The Wey Valley School congratulated all students on their awards and to the PE team for their support and wide offer of sports in and out of school, including windsurfing, swimming, football, sailing, skiing, mountain biking, cricket, tennis, athletics to name but a few.  Ms Adams added, “It was a fantastic evening for our students and their families and friends.  We have a dedicated group of students, passionate about sport and the many awards presented confirms an excellent year at Wey Valley”.