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July 13th 2017

Sports Personality of the Year celebration

Thursday 13th July welcomed the 3rd annual Sports Personality of the Year celebration. Students and staff were given the opportunity to nominate and recognise students for their participation and contribution to PE and sport this academic year.  Successful students were rewarded with medals.

Year group winners were as follows:

Nisrene Mnebhi

Connor McConville

Lilyan Mensah

Darren Zingoula Dezo

Junior Banjoko

Genesis Dorado

Junior Banjoko

Subu Bharati

Gianni Sackey

Michaela Green

Brandon Zingoula Dezo

Kyleen Simpson

David Ojobaro

Bryan Ejumeta

Ellie Ankah

The overall sports personality of the year and consummate athlete went to Madara Krinkele.  In all of Joel Moore’s years of coaching, he can confidently say this is the best student-athlete he has had the pleasure of working with. This student’s incredible work ethic stretches from the classroom, to the gym and onto the court floor. She has been the first to arrive to training every morning and has worked tirelessly to develop her knowledge of their sport and is now qualified as a coach, referee, and table official in basketball. She has been persistent in her pursuit of excellence in performance in sport and has made immense amounts of progress practically since joining the basketball academy. This student can squat SETS of 100kg which is far superior to that of her peers.

On a personal level, this student is modest in her belief of her ability, committed, driven, passionate and wholly professional.

This student is the FIRST ever female to graduate from the college with a Double Distinction star in their level 3 sport course and a full sports scholarship to university, which she starts in September.

We wish her all the luck in her future studies both on and off the basketball court.

We were also honoured to welcome two incredible sports personalities to join us in celebrating our sporting achievements.   Thank you to Deji Tobais and Amy Harris from taking time away from their training to visit and inspire Corelli students to do their best and not to give up.   

Deji Tobais is a team GB 100m sprinter. He has represented both Team GB & Team England at an international level, competing on both a European and World stage, representing his country as one of UK’s top athletes. He is also a former national champion, and ranked as one of the top athletes in Europe winning a gold medal in the relay at the European championships ships to go with his individual bronze. He also has a silver medal from the World championships. 

Amy Harris is a team GB long jumper. She has represented both Team GB & Team England at an international level, competing at both the European and World championships as well as representing Antigua at the Commonwealth games (a championship she has previously won as a younger athlete)She is also a multiple national champion, and ranked as one of the top athletes in Europe. After winning medals at an international level, and narrowly missing out on the Olympics due to injury, she is now focusing towards this year’s World championships. 

Sports Day results:

A huge well done to EQUALITY for regaining their place on the Sports Day podium. Thank you to all students who participated.


Written by S Slocombe

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