On Wednesday 22nd November the Rushcliffe Sports Awards Evening took place at the Becket School. During the evening many inspirational athletes in sport gave their advice to the younger athletes in the room as well as celebrated many successes within the Rushcliffe area and external clubs. Two students from the West Bridgford School; Matthew Bondswell and Alex Mighten, had been nominated for the junior athlete of the year award. Unfortunately, they did not receive the overall award however, came away from the evening with some funding towards their continued development in sport as well as a free FANS gym membership for Ruschliffe arena for the year. Alex Mighten recently represent Great Britain in the U16’s Football Tournaments gaining excellent feedback from his coaches and journalists regarding his future career. If that didn’t keep him busy enough Alex also represents Nottingham Forrest at U16’s, U18’s and has recently been selected to represent the U23’s. Matthew Bondswell also joins Alex in representing Great Britain within Football as well as playing for Nottingham Forrest U16’s and U18’s. Matthew also came 2nd within the English Schools Athletics National Competition within Triple Jump. These are some of the reasons for the boys’ nominations for the Rushcliffe Award. Jess Spencer (National Tennis), Evie Tyler (Regional Rowing) and Jude Chapman (National Hockey) also received a free FANS membership for their initial nomination. A Fantastic year for all and a brilliant evening to celebrate sporting success of students at The West Bridgford School.
The West Bridgford Dance Company was nominated as the Secondary team of the year with recent success including finishing 3rd in the last regional dance competition. The Dance Group narrowly missed out of the overall award but were very proud to be nominated and look forward to the next competition year.
The evening also included the award for the Rushcliffe Secondary School Sport of the year award. This was in relation to sporting provision and additional programmes which are offered to students to increase participation and leadership opportunities including; the sports leaders programme which is available for students from Year 10 as well as the Inter-form and extra-curricular opportunities and clubs ran by the PE department. The West Bridgford School celebrated success when it was announced that we had won the award for now the fourth year running. This was following the fantastic success of receiving the Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Award again for the second year. Currently, the West Bridgford School is the only secondary school in the Rushcliffe area to receive the gold award for sporting provision, competition and sporting opportunities. It was a honour to receive this award and we look forward to maintain and building upon this standard for the years to come.
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