Celebrating senior sport at Bethany School

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Bethany School Sixth Form pupils Joe Brinton, Libby Donegan, Georgina Hill, Ed Harby and Lorenza Dougan were amongst the award winners at our annual Sports Awards Dinner on Thursday 4th April.

The evening celebrated their hard work and contribution to sport over the past 12 months at Bethany; including hockey, netball, rounders, cricket, football and rugby.

The Sports Awards Dinner is fast becoming one of the main events in the School calendar, and this year over 80 pupils, parents and friends enjoyed a fantastic celebration of pupils’ achievements in sport.

Guest of Honour, Mimi Anderson, captured the attention of the entire audience as she spoke of her incredible achievements as a Guinness World Record Holder and endurance athlete.

Pupils were encouraged to “believe in yourself and your abilities” as Mimi discussed the importance of teamwork and pushing yourself beyond your limits. She was a true inspiration to all.

The highlight of the evening was the awarding of Honours medals, Sports Colours and Cups to our pupils. Sporting highlights at Bethany over the past 12 months have included a strong 1st VII netball side, meaning more opportunities for fixtures against stronger teams, a promising season for girls hockey and achievements in rugby and football.

The Auction of Promises was back for another year with all proceeds going to the Anthony Clarke Memorial Fund, enabling our pupils to have the best sporting opportunities while they are with us.

We are hugely grateful to the local businesses and supporters who offered gifts and promises. Parents and staff were able to bid on a variety of fantastic items, including a cricket bat signed by Kevin Pieterson, and a wine tasting tour for six at Hush Heath. We are delighted that £620 was raised thanks to the generosity of attendees. Thank you to everyone who participated in the auction for your support of this very worthy cause.

Matt Payne, Director of Sport, said: “This evening illustrates perfectly, the level of sporting talent here at Bethany, as well as the dedication of our pupils, who work so hard in training to achieve sporting success in their chosen field. It is a privilege to celebrate their achievements, and we are already looking forward to next year’s event. Thank you to everyone who supported our auction of promises and to the local businesses who were so generous in donating items for the auction.”

Headmaster, Francie Healy, added: “Every year I am impressed by the sporting achievements of our pupils. The dedication that they give to their training, alongside their academic studies, is truly impressive. At Bethany, our greatest aim is to enable each of our pupils to realise their potential in every area – academic, sporting and creative, and this event is testament to that approach”.