Virtual Sports Presentation
It has been another successful year of sporting achievements at Falmouth School and not even a global pandemic could stop the celebrations, as we held our first ever Virtual Sports Presentation Evening! Students and parents tuned in on Wednesday night in their hundreds, as they were greeted by the PE department who got dressed up for the evening from home and some very special guests.
Sports stars from all over the world sent in messages of support and advice to Falmouth School students and there were some big names too! These included England Netball Head Coach Jess Thirlby and England Netball stars Laura Malcolm, Gabby Marshall and Nat Panagarry. There were also messages from Rob Thirlby, Tetera Faulkner, Sam Matavesi, Sarah Bonor (all rugby), Julie Kitchen (Muay Thai), Ben Price (Duathlon), Fyn Corcoran (Athletics), Olympic Gold Medalist Sophie Taylor (Hockey) and head of UK Football Trials Harry Price.
The first award of the evening was for Team of the Year, before awards were split into Lower and Upper school categories for both sport and dance. The Year 7 rugby team scooped the crown after an impressive season in their first year at Falmouth School. Grace Pennock (Sports Training), Maxwell Fazakerley-Owen (Sports Improvement), Harri Herman (Sports Performer) Amy Horton (Dance Commitment) and Rebecca Collett (Dance Performance) were the Lower School winners, while the Upper School awards went to Poppy Pentecost (Sports Training), Scott Coutts (Sports Improvement), Layla Hillier (Sports Performer), Ben Kitts (Dance Commitment) and Aimee Wandless (Dance Performer). The Sporting Excellence category recognised the continuing growing list of Falmouth School students, who have excelled in their sport outside of school either with individual achievements, club achievements and representative honours.
The final two awards of the evening were the much coveted Sporting Female and Male of the year awards. This years winners were Katie Etchells and Hugo Rudolph, who have both had a fine 2019-2020. Katie has represented the school fantastically in many different ways and is an outstanding role model and leader to her peers and team mates. She always motivates everyone around her to be successful, while maintaining her own very high standards of performance. Hugo has shown fantastic determination and commitment to his sport, maintaining outstanding levels of fitness to ensure he performs well at all times which is highly commendable and has seen him excel.
Head of PE, Mrs Benney, said “I would like to congratulate all of the nominees and winners from this years sports presentation evening. There were some very difficult decisions for us to make, as we have such a huge amount of sporting talent at Falmouth School and we could have nominated so many students. Everyone should feel incredibly proud of themselves! I hope everyone enjoyed hearing the messages from the professional athletes, scouts and coaches and was able to take something away from it to implement into their training or their sport in some way.”
“It has been a difficult time for everyone not being able to train and compete in the sports that they love, however things are gradually getting back to normal and we can’t wait to see you all using our amazing sports facilities at school again in September. We will all be ready and waiting to great you all with a massive smile on our faces,” she added.
You can watch the Presentation in full below.
Posted on: 9/07/20