Jack Hunt School Scoops Sports Award

On Thursday 13 November 2014, the County’s sporting stars and unsung heroes were rewarded for their achievements at the 9th Annual Living Sport Sports Awards in St Ives, Cambridgeshire.

The evening, hosted by Sue Dougan (presenter of the afternoon show for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire) saw talented sportsmen and women, coaches, volunteers, organisations and clubs come together to recognise and celebrate sporting achievements across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The guest speaker was Wisbech born, Commonwealth Gold medal winner Ellen Faulkner who won gold in Manchester, Delhi and then again in Glasgow this year.

Jack Hunt School has been taking part in the Awards for a number of years and won "School of the Year" Award in recognition for the hard work and commitment to PE and Sport both in school and in the local community.

The school have a number of initiatives working with primary schools in the community including organising and running sporting festivals, tournaments and transition week, training students to become Sports Leaders and working with local sports leisure company Vivacity to organise holiday activities. The school also works very hard to support talented students with balancing their sports training needs and academic targets.

Director of Specialisms, Mr Chris Game said “This is a fantastic achievement recognising the work we do for our students at Jack Hunt School and in the local community.”

Commenting on the evening, Simon Fairhall, Chief Executive of Living Sport said, “The evening was a fantastic celebration of community sport and it was great to see so many individuals involved in sport from the entire county come together to recognise the achievements of our winners. 2014 has been a memorable year with the Tour De France coming to the county in July, a home Commonwealth Games, in addition to the many local events and achievements.”

Year 12 student, Georgie Elsom who is also a member of Hampton Football Club Girls U16 team was nominated for ‘Team of the Year’.

Previous Jack Hunt School Winners include:

2006 Disabled Sports Performer of the Year - Lee Manning for Wheelchair Basketball.

2010 Young Sports Performer of the Year – Lewis Hook for Ice Hockey.

2010 Young Community Volunteer of the Year - Matthew Newton for Rowing/Swimming.