School spotlights its sporting stars

Sport For All: Former heavyweight boxer Dermot Gascoyne was the special guest at the Lady Manners School sports awards.
Sport For All: Former heavyweight boxer Dermot Gascoyne was the special guest at the Lady Manners School sports awards.
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Lady Manners School in Bakewell has held its first Sports Awards Evening, aimed at celebrating the successes of its many sports teams

Students at the school, who participate in sporting activities including netball, hockey, football, rugby, cross country and indoor athletics, attended the evening last week, at which trophies, sponsored by the Royal Air Force, were awarded. Lady Manners School students were joined for the evening by sporting pupils from local primary schools.

Rachel Pownall-Jones, who heads Girls’ PE at the school, said: “It is an honour to represent Lady Manners School and we feel we have really celebrated students’ dedication to training this evening.”

The winners were:

Most promising sportsperson: Maddie Thompson (Nominees were Tom Cruttendon, Jack Maynard, Tasmin Boam, Harriet Wingfield and Maddie Thompson); Leader of the year: Mary Ellis (Nominees were Dan O’Toole, Alice Yarwood, Alice Davies and Mary Ellis); Most improved player: Maddie Bryan (Nominees were Maddie Bryan, Emma Lawrence, Edward Farmilo, Freddie Higginson and Megan Hudson); Team of the year: Year Eight Rugby (Nominees were Year Eight Girls’ Football, U18 Netball, Year 10 Rugby, Year Nine Rugby, Year Eight Rugby and Year Seven Girls’ Sportshall Athletics); Sports person of the year: Jack Maynard (Nominees were Jack Maynard, Tilly Brooks, Rory Chambers and Alice Davies); Sports contribution award: John Carpenter (Special thanks to Liz Dale, Ryan Martin, Brent Ellis and Simon Hickman); Primary sports achievement award: Finn Carter (Nominees were Finn Carter, Ava Holden, Libby Tabbernor, Aly Stout and Ben Hutchinson).

A highlight of the evening was an appearance by Dermot Gascoyne, the former international heavyweight boxer.

Rob Allen, who heads Boys’ PE, said: “We really feel part of a successful and committed team and congratulate the winners and all those nominated.”