Young sporting stars honoured by school

Honouring student sports stars: Ian John (centre) with PE department staff and trophy winners (Lin)
Honouring student sports stars: Ian John (centre) with PE department staff and trophy winners (Lin)

The determination and 
success of student sports stars at Caistor Grammar School was recognised at a special assembly.

This was the fourth sports assembly, with students across the age range being honoured.

Presenting the trophies was guest speaker Ian John, who has been involved with judo for 27 years.

At the age of 14, Ian gained his first taste of international tournament fighting when he took part in the Belgian Junior Open.

He came away with a gold medal and so began his GB 
career, which has taken him all over the world.

Since then, he has been ranked in the top five fighters in the country in three different weights and also spent eight years in the number one spot.

“It was really good to meet these sporting champions,” he said.

“Congratulations to everyone.”

Trophies were awarded as follows:

Players’ player football - Yr 7 Lucas Button, Yr 8 George Gillott, Yr 9 Luke Gray, Yr 10 Ben Lee.

Players’ Player Netball - Yr 7 Grace McGrory, Yr 8 Bridie Salmon, Yr 9 Harriett Haswell, Yr 10 Nadina Green.

Athletics Achievement Award - Boys Yr 7 Chris Durham, Yr 8 Chad Dawson, Yr 9 Jon Asumang, Yr 10 Jake Redgate-Large; Girls Yr 7 Imogen Smith, Yr 8 Holly Horton, Yr 9 Rosie Tate, Yr 10 Olivia Sowerby.

George Gillott was named Junior Sportsperson of the year for the boys, with Bridie Salmon taking the title for the girls.

The title of Intermediate Sportsperson of the Year was shared between Will Sutton and Charles Vernam in the boys section and between Nadina Green and Kate Pattison in the girls section..

Thanks were given to the school’s technology department for designing and making the trophies given out to the students.