A fantastic sporting year celebrated at Gillingham School Sports Awards Evening.
Gillingham School held its annual sports award evening recently and the night was a celebration of both individual and team performances during the year and there were fantastic displays on the night from dancers and gymnasts.
Just some of the achievements celebrated on the night were the Under 14 Trampolining squad who reached the Southern Finals and also, students reaching the National Finals in Cross Country. Our Boys’ Football teams also collected the inaugural Mike Webber Astro Tournament Shield. The Players’ Players and Coaches’ Commitment Awards were presented as well as recognition of pupils involved in Sports Leading and Coaching.
The Guest Speaker on the night was Paralympic Table Tennis star, David Wetherill. David is currently ranked 4th in the world and has represented Team GB at the last 3 Paralympic games. He spoke about his positive attitude and determination to succeed in purchasing his dream of playing elite sport no matter what barriers he faced.
After the interval, the evening moved on to individual awards which included recognition of pupils that have been involved in national squad selection trials and have competed in national competitions including trampolinists and cross country runners. The evening ended with the presentation of the much coveted Sports Personalities of the Year Awards to both Lower and Upper School Girls and Boys.
Gillingham School PE Department would like to thank Wyke Farms, Godminster Organic Cheddar, Jacobs Finest and Olives et Al for their generous donations. Also, Dorset Blue Vinny, Thyme After Time Café, Cricket St Thomas Brie, Waitrose and Morrisons of Wincanton for their continuous support. It was fantastic to get so many local companies involved.
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