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Record set by sporting youngsters

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Sporting youngsters created their own record on the field of play.

In the past year students at Collyer’s college in Horsham have taken part in 180 competitive fixtures, an all-time record for the college.

Their willingness to attend training sessions to hone skills was praised at the annual sports awards ceremony at the college for their 2015/16 achievements.

The team of the year was the netball squad, which won a Sussex under 19 League Championship title.

Head of Collyer’s Sport Academy John Burroughs hosted the ceremony and said:  “Congratulations to all the players and coaches who have helped make this season so successful. This year

Collyer’s took part in a record 180 competitive fixtures, which is fantastic.”     

During 2015/16 Collyer’s other successes included a  Surrey Sixth Form under 19 League Championship title for men’s rugby and the men’s football squad taking the Sussex under 19 1st Division League Championship.

Mr Burroughs said: “It is important that we reward students for outstanding ability as well as application across the year. It is no coincidence that today’s prize winners regularly attended training in addition to demonstrating superb team work and skills in their chosen sport.”

Player of the year and most improved player awards are: women’s hockey Katherine Hollands, most improved Eve Catterall;  men’s hockey Noah Chinn, most improved Adam Lord ; basketball Ethan Belfield, most improved Bobby Au; women’s football  Amber Sherwood, most improved  Megan Hannah; men’s football Ed Kear, first team and Matt Blogg second team, most improved  Sean O’Kane , first team and Glenn Richardson second team; netball Holly Bown first team and Erica Nutbrown second team, most improved Tara Rawson, first team and Eloise Webber second team; women’s rugby Katie Owens, most improved Kirsten Reid; men’s rugby Owain McLoughlin , most improved  Jacob Donovan.The awards follow the recent official opening of new £375,000 sporting facilities at the college.

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