Sporting success celebrated at awards ceremony

Students from Gower College Swansea have celebrated an exceptionally successful sporting academic year.

“2016/17 has seen some amazing achievements by our students across all levels of sport,” says Learning Area Manager, Marcus Westmoreland. “Highlights include our premier football squad becoming British Cup finalists and Welsh Cup winners; over 50 boys from our Rugby Academy registering with the WRU in both the 1st and 2nd XV; our Netball Academy being crowned both Welsh Colleges winners and Swansea Senior Team of the Year; and nine players from our Hockey Academy being selected to represent Welsh Colleges.”

“Over 30 students from Gower College Swansea qualified to represent the region at the AoC Sport National Championships earlier this year and, in April, students from our Football, Coaching & Development Programme course enjoyed a two week training camp with Portuguese football giants, SL Benfica.”

“It’s really important to gather these students together and celebrate what has been an incredible year. We are really proud of their achievements – they’ve been fantastic ambassadors for the college both at home and overseas.”

The annual prize-giving ceremony took place at the Liberty Stadium and was hosted by The Wave’s Claire Scott.

The individual winners were:

  • Premier Football Squad Player of the Year - Tim Georgievsky
  • Premier Football Squad Players’ Player of the Year - Jake O’Grady
  • Regional Football Squad Player of the Year - TJ Davies
  • Regional Football Squad Players’ Player of the Year - Jack Sullivan
  • Development Football Squad Player of the Year - Nat Morgan
  • Development Football Squad Players’ Player of the Year - Jake Budge
  • Emerging Football Squad Player of the Year - Nathan John
  • Emerging Football Squad Players’ Player of the Year - Jack Williams
  • Ladies Football Player of the Year - Amelia Maguire
  • Ladies Football Players’ Player of the Year - Bonnie Ridd
  • Hockey Academy Player of the Year - Elissa Ratti
  • Hockey Academy Players’ Player of the Year - Grace Wright
  • Basketball Player of the Year - Reginald Eigby
  • Basketball Player’ Player of the Year - Joshua Holliday
  • Rugby Academy Player of the Year - Callum Carson
  • Rugby Academy Players’ Player of the Year - Callum Carson
  • Rugby Junior Academy Player of the Year - Fergus Kneath
  • Rugby Junior Academy Players’ Player of the Year - Scott Simons
  • Ladies Academy Player of the Year - Niamh Terry
  • Ladies Academy Players’ Player of the Year - Beth Williams
  • Netball Academy Player of the Year - Hannah Hutchinson
  • Netball Academy Players’ Player of the Year - Jess Rees
  • Netball Development Player of the Year - Dana Lewis
  • Netball Development Players’ Player of the Year - Dana Lewis
  • Sportsman of the Year (Jeremy Cooper Trophy) – Daniel Williams
  • Sportswoman of the Year (Jayne Bateman Trophy) - Niamh Terry
  • Sports Volunteer of the Year (Gareth Jenkins Award) - Christian Mort

Gower College Swansea’s sports academies give students the chance to gain the best academic qualifications - and perfect their sporting skills - by allowing them to incorporate elite sport and fitness training into their learning experience.

The college also offers a sports scholarship programme which provides financial and holistic support to students who demonstrate exceptional ability within one of the academy sports.

Photos: A Frame Photography

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