Sports personality awards

Newton Abbot College students were once again shortlisted for the prestigious Teignbridge Sports Personality Awards.  The awards ceremony was held on 28 November at the Langstone Cliff Hotel in Dawlish where former Exeter Chiefs Ruby player, Chris Whitehead, was guest speaker. This event celebrates top performing local sportsmen and women, teams, coaches and volunteers and services to sport. Tommy D’Cruz and Zach Hannis-Smith both came third in their categories, as did Rachel Spooner who was shortlisted for Senior Sportswoman of the Year. Tommy was shortlisted for Junior Sportsman of the Year, an award he won last year.  Tommy is a keen athletics enthusiast both in and out of College and recently took part in the English Schools Athletics Association (ESAA) Combined Events and Race Walking finals in Boston, Lancashire.  He is also ranked 1st in the South West for 80m hurdles. [caption id="attachment_7257" align="aligncenter" width="387"]Tommy D'Cruz Tommy D'Cruz[/caption] Zach Hannis-Smith was shortlisted for Young Persons Services to Physical Education and Sport.  Zach is a keen and enthusiastic Sport Leader who regularly takes time to help and assist at the College’s primary tournaments and festivals.  In addition, Zach also coaches junior badminton players on a weekly basis and his enthusiastic attitude and approach when working with the students has been commented on by College staff. [caption id="attachment_7258" align="aligncenter" width="358"]Zach Hannis-Smith Zach Hannis-Smith[/caption] Ian Patchett, Teacher of PE, said “It was such a privilege for our students to be part of one of the biggest award ceremonies in the county.  I have no doubt they will all try their hardest to be shortlisted for next year’s awards through their sporting endeavours throughout the rest of the sporting calendar.”

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