CWA celebrates its sporting stars
The College of West Anglia is celebrating yet another successful year in sporting achievements.
The annual sports awards, held at Alive Leisure Lynnsport, saw staff, students, family and friends come together to acknowledge student’s efforts and achievements from the last academic year. Big winners on the night were team of the year, which went to Mens Elite Football. Sports Man of the year was awarded to Sam Slater and Sports Woman of the year to Roxanne Uys. Sport Contribution of the year went to Robson Pack.
A number of course awards were also given out in the evening for individual course student of the year. The academies also awarded individual Coaches Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year and Most Improved.
It has been a year of improvement within the academies. In football, both the ladies’ team and men’s 2nd team won their leagues, with the men’s 1st team coming second in their league. The men’s basketball team have now moved up into the Academy Basketball League (ABL) which represents the top eight teams in the country and the girls’ netball team have also worked well this year, finishing mid-table.
In fitness, two students are off to compete at Loughborough College for the National Personal Trainer award at the end of June. 18 Students have started their level one football coaching award with Norfolk FA and one student has now successfully completed their Level One Tennis Leaders award.
It’s not just playing for teams that has exerted sporting strengths, but also leadership and voluntary contributions to the college and community. 250 students have participated in arranging sporting activities across college for Foundation courses, ESOL, uniformed services and childcare. Activities include rock climbing, table tennis, badminton, football and rugby to name a few. In addition to this, a number of students volunteer with local sports companies, the National Citizen Service, local schools and outdoor companies.
This year, over 2500 hours of volunteering has been logged by our sports students, which is separate to their work experience hours. The college is currently on a total of 2887 hours, third nationally, for its volunteering contribution.
L2 Sport Operations Student of the Year DANIEL KIRK
L2 Coach & Activity Leadership Student of the Year GEORGE MANSER
L2 Fitness Student of the Year CHARLIE FOX
L3 Personal Training Student of the Year CHARLES GARNER
L3 National Pathway in Sport Y1 Student of the Year JOSHUA WALKER
L3 National Pathway in Sport NPS Y2 Student of the Year ROBSON PACK
L3 Kevin Graves NPSS Y1 Student of the Year JOHN PEARCE
L3 National Pathway Sport Science Y2 Student of the Year MILLIE HOPKISSON
Sports Contribution ROBSON PACK
Sports Man SAM SLATER
Sports Woman ROXANNE UYS
Coaches Player of the Year ROXANNE UYS
Players Player of the Year MEGAN WILLIAMS
Most Improved ARIA THAMBI-RAJAH
Coaches Player of the Year GERARDAS SIMAITIS
Players Player of the Year DONATAS ZAKARAS
Most Improved YURI BRIVKALNS-TAMILOVS
ELITE FOOTBALL PROGRAMME
Coaches Player of the Year CALLUM SOUTH
Players Player of the Year CALLUM SOUTH
Most Improved JAMES GRIFFIN
GIRLS ELITE FOOTBALL
Coaches Player of the Year MILLIE HOPKISSON
Players Player of the Year MILLIE HOPKISSON
Most Improved HOLLY PITCHER