The College’s annual Sports Day always brings colour, energetic competition, a whole lot of fun and, occasionally, even sunshine. This year’s event was no different, with almost every pupil competing across a range of sports and games. There was a competitive edge of course, with the four teams hoping that they will come out on top. In the end, it was the red team that took the glory (and the ice-creams) but sport and fun were the real winners. Many thanks to all the staff who took part and helped with the event but a particular mention must go to the team captains and Mr Havenga, for his organisation of the day. Some of the notable wins at this year’s Sports Day were:
Cloister Dash – Boys: Tom Larke, Girls: Felicitas Boecking
Mountain Run – Boys: Hughie Casey, Girls: Hannah Bergmann
Later that evening, the annual Sports Dinner took part. This event celebrates the achievements of individual pupils but also the College teams. After a tremendously successful season across all codes, it was brilliant to sit down and reflect on such a great year of sport. We were deloghted to welcome Bernard Jackman, former Ireland, Leinster and Connacht rugby player and former coach to Grenoble and the Dragons. Bernard spoke about sport to the assembled pupils and coaching staff before presenting awards and colour to pupils. Some notable awards presented on the evening include:
Girls Hockey Club Person of the Year: Ayodeji Ediale.
Basketball Club Person of the Year: Dishuo Chen
Tennis: Boys’ Singles – August Schoen, Girls’ Singles- Sarah Cron
Boys’ Basketball: George King and Stephen Kou
Cricket: Carl Kerenski, Caleb Owen, Marco Trolese
Boys’ Hockey: Johannes Pabsch, Tyrone Shi, Marco Trolese, Cristoph Geyer
Girls’ Hockey: Elys Walker
Rugby: Solomon Babajide, Tommy Casado, Kieran Ovenden, Caleb Owen, Ben Patterson, Marco Trolese.
Sports Persons of the Year
Boys: Caleb Owens and Marco Trolese, ex aequo
Girls: Abbie Murray
Team of the Year
Senior Boys Rugby
Below is a selection of photos from both the Sports Day and Sports Dinner.