The sports students and academies have totally stepped up a gear this year. The addition of new specialist coaches Murray Westren – Rugby, Nadia Edyvean – Netball, Ben Harding and Kieran Toland – Football, Mike Murphy – Surfing, Mark Stevens – Basketball, Alex Cock – Hockey seems to be making a huge difference to both participation and commitment from the students.
Half term has not been a time to rest. Megan Pengelly and Hollie Prodger travelled to Wales to represent the AoC National Hockey team playing the Welsh under 18 team. Megan Captained the team and Hollie played defence in both games in which they had 1 win and 1 loss.
Esme Adams has been competing as part of the AoC national netball team over the half term with 4 games out of 4 won against Northern Ireland under 17s and under 21s over half term.
We are very graceful to Chris Nicholls Motors who have pledged some funds to help out the girls with travel to their AoC fixtures from their community fund. Adam said, “We are delighted to be able to offer financial support to enable these young sports women to realise their sporting potential without worrying about money for travel to matches.”
Surf Academy student, Iris tanner has been selected for the 2020 England u18 surf squad and is looking forward to competing Nationally over the season.
Mark Stevens, our very own health wellbeing and sport coordinator is part of the Plymouth Raiders wheelchair basketball team. Alongside, student Hayden Knowles Plymouth raiders are undefeated in their league this season.
It’s all go go go in the sport department!