Special awards for athletes

Rastrick High School sport presentation evening.
Rastrick High School sport presentation evening.

STUDENTS sporting achievements were recognised at a special awards evening.

Held at Berties, Elland, students, staff and parents from Rastrick High School gathered for the annual sports presentation.

Rastrick High School sport presentation evening.

Rastrick High School sport presentation evening.

The guest speaker was Hannah Cockcroft who won two gold medals in the Paralympic games in the 100 and 200 metres.

Rachel Bailey, subject leader in PE said they pride themselves in their extensive extra-curricular programme. “Last year saw many excellent individual and team performances. In athletics, 11 students won their event at the Calderdale Schools Championships. The girls rugby teams had another successful year with the under 12, 13 and 15s all being crowned Calderdale champions.

“At basketball the under 14 and 16 teams were Calderdale champions and finally the under 16 girls football finished runners-up in a very close final in the West Yorkshire Cup.”

The Jubilee Trophy 2011-12 was awarded to Christopher Rushton and Evan Edwards for their outstanding leadership and commitment to school sport.

Evan has played county cricket since the age of 14 and continues to play at a high level in Bradford 1st Division. He has been involved with the Local Authority Sports Leadership Academy and volunteered at a local primary school coaching cricket to year six children.

Christopher has represented both Calderdale and Yorkshire in Athletics being crowned Calderdale champion in the 100 metres, 200 and long jump. He competes for Sale Harriers in Manchester under the watchful eye of John Smith, Darren Campbell’s coach.

Other rewards: Special achievements,: Benjamin Birkhead, Bradley Birkhead, Meegan Leih, Luke Thornton and Kristen Walton. Player of the year awards: Kerrigan Mitchell, Eisley Swaine, Elliot Barrett, Tom Pollard, Raeese Jamshaid, April Thomas (2), Josh Wells, Harry Fenney, Dermott Laherty, Cameron Stanton, William Perkin, Thomas Calvert, Benjamin Birkhead (2), Grace Goswami (2), Megan Moolman (4), Lewis Ozanne, Brandon Aka, Chris Karmasyn, Ryan Thompson, Charlie Price (2), Annie Flanagan, Melissa Sutcliffe, Jakob Garside, Joshua Garside, Joshua Robinson, Nadeem Comrie, Lucy Pollard, Jack Leonard, Andrew Wojciechowski, Matthew Hartley, Fern Johnson, Leah Freeman, Amy Plowman, Kristen Henry, Carris Brinkworth, Joseph Cavell, Eleanor Readshaw-Senior (2), Rebecca Joyce, Hannah Boyle, Amy Donovan (3), Louisa Page, Georgina Firth, Vicky Thompson, Kate Pritchard, Aleena Jasmin, Nicole French, Sharna Bent, Tristan Fallowfield (2), Georgina Irving, Ellyse Hamilton, Hadrianne Firth, Jordanne Newsholme, Benjamin Harrison and Ryan Thompson.