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It was another night of celebration for the young sport stars of Falmouth this week, at the Falmouth School Sports Presentation Evening 2019. Students from the school and feeder primaries were recognised for another stellar year with over 200 people packing into the Main Hall. It was also a chance to reflect on the first year of use for the fantastic Falmouth Sports Hub, which has been and continues to be enjoyed by so many in the area.
Acting head of department for PE, Adam Hayward, introduced the evening and immediately welcomed guest speaker for the night, Edd Pascoe. Edd is a former Falmouth School Pupil and now serves in the Royal Navy, currently representing Redruth RFC, the Royal Navy first XV and Cornwall, sharing his story of the recent County Championship success at Twickenham in June.
Primary students were the first to gain awards on the night, with Elsie Blayton of St Francis School collecting the Primary Sports Star of the Year title for Years 3-4 and Marlborough School’s Ben Clark winning the Year 5-6 award. The first Falmouth School award of the evening went to Izzy Macpherson as the Sports Volunteer of the Year, with May Keeble scooping the Sports Leader of the Year Award.
Awards were split into Lower and Upper school categories, with awards for both sport and dance. Tomas Rich (Sports Training), Harry Clark (Sports Improvement), Amelia Hayden-Rowlands (Dance Commitment) and Emily Rowe (Dance Performance) were the Lower School winners, while the Upper School awards went to Layla Hillier (Sports Training), Poppy Pentecost (Sports Improvement), Katie Etchells (Sports Performer), Aimee Wandless (Dance Commitment) and Issy Cheung (Dance Performer). The talent and achievements of the Falmouth School students really is remarkable and the accolades continue to grow, with countless victories, records and representative honours. A full 40 students were recognised for this in the ‘Sporting Excellence’ category, before heading into the final awards of the evening.
The last three awards are always the most anticipated and with all nominees very much deserving of their spots, the coveted Team of the Year and Male/Female Sports Stars of the Year were about to be revealed. The Team of the Year award went to the Year 8 boys rugby sevens team, who had a remarkable county tournament earlier in the year, finishing runners up in an extremely competitive field. The Female and Male Sports Star of the Year went to Georgia Hawkins and Thomas Trebilcock. Georgia and Thomas had an incredible year as their long list of achievements continue to grow. The duo travelled to Adelaide Australia earlier in the year, representing Great Britain in the World Surf Lifesaving Championships.
Acting Head of PE Adam Hayward spoke of what was a fantastic evening “Our sports presentation evening is a chance to acknowledge and celebrate the tremendous sporting talent we have in the community of Falmouth and it was a superb evening. I feel incredibly honoured to teach so many of the amazing students and witness their sporting talent first hand. Last night proved that the sporting talent we have within the community of Falmouth is exceptional and nominees should be incredibly proud of their achievements in sport and dance this year”.