Last night (Wed 1 Feb) at the Nottinghamshire Sports Awards presentations, The West Bridgford School was crowned Sporting Secondary School of the Year.
Top 5 achievements:
National – Sainsbury’s School Mark – GOLD.
One of the only schools in Nottinghamshire to achieve the Gold Award. This was for commitment to grass roots and elite performance. We had over 100 pupils competing in 13 different Sports at the Winter/Summer school games bringing back lots of medals.
National – Sports Leaders Programme
Ranked 1st in the Country with 1,351 hours logged since Sep 2016 (3 months). We have an exceptional sports leaders programme with over 80 sports leaders. They support other pupils within the school as well as taking an active role within primary schools.
Dave Bullas Sports Award.
The 3rd year running we have achieved this prestigious award. 74% of pupils engaged in extracurricular activities, regularly enter A, B and C teams in a variety of sports. Excellent links with external clubs. The first school in the country to host Inter-school competitive touch rugby.
National-Netball (U16’s) 15th in the Country. Region – 1st.
One of the only state schools to reach National finals. Teams were plagued with injuries during County and Regional contests but stayed motivated, gave 100% effort at all times and conducted themselves extremely well during tough opposition.
Individual Pupils Performances:
Swimming International – Olympic Trials Henderson(16yo) National finals – 5th in the Country for 200m Backstroke.
Kick Boxing International – Worton(15yo) World Champion.
Tennis – International Jess Spencer (11) – RTA 6.2. Playing U18s. 22nd in Country
Football International Bondswell & Miton – Playing England U15s.
Athletics National Bondswell – U15s Triple Jump Champion
The whole school is committed to Sport, with the PE department being extremely strong and motivated. Most members of the department work until 6pm most evenings, and are keen to offer the pupils as many sporting opportunities as possible, including morning clubs before school and competitions at weekends.
We offer a strong Gifted and Talented programme that supports young people with their sporting commitments and school life.
We are also incredibly passionate about grass roots and offer inclusive clubs to all pupils, as well as running inter form competitions throughout the year so every pupil has the chance to experience a competitive environment.
Already this year all three of our Netball Teams (U14s, U16s & U19s) have qualified for the Regional Netball Tournament on Jan 28th.
Both Girls’ and Boys’ football are extremely strong: The girls U16s and U19s teams are through to the last 16 schools in the Country (National) with the girls U15s team through to the last 32 in the country. The Boys U15s Football team are through to the last 64 in the Country, this Cup started with 610 schools.
Also, shortlisted to the last five for the awards were Emily Townsend (Y11) for Junior Volunteer of the year and Zac Worton for junior sports person of the year.
Junior Sports Person of the Year
International – 1.5.2016- under 17- WMO (world martial arts organisation)-world qualifiers-2 categories- 1st in both.
National – 10.5.2016-WAKO- Watford Open Championships- National – under 17s-1st.
International 12.11.16- WMKF ( World Martial Kombat Federation) – World Championships-
Under 16-1st place.
Zac is World Champion for his weight category after competing in an International competition in Malta. Zack first started kickboxing at the age of 6.
He attends the Nottingham School of Blackbelts. He is a black belt kickboxer and he also does MMA (mixed martial arts).
He trains three times a week, but then works on his overall fitness everyday. He enjoys coaching the younger members in the squad – A role model. The time and commitment he gives is outstanding.
The club has been a major influence in Zac’s life and promotes positive values much needed in today’s society. He has been competing at Inter-national level for a few years.
He has been training with Team England and flew to Malta in November to compete in the WMKF world championships. He competed in 2 categories based on age/height. Achieving gold in his main category and bronze in the category above. Team England won the competition overall. Around school Zack is very modest and only a few people know of his amazing achievements. He is fully committed to his studies and school sport. He is an all round sportsman and competes for the school in a number of Sports, including Rugby.