Merton celebrates sporting achievement

Merton’s young people have been recognised for their sporting achievement in the first ever School and Community Sports Awards ceremony held at the Odeon Cinema in Wimbledon.

The event organised by the Merton School Sports Partnership (SSP) supported by Merton Council celebrated young people and organisations, which have achieved significant sporting success.

Sponsors included Merton Council and the SSP, Fulham FC, The Hub at Tooting and Mitcham, Greenwich Leisure Limited and SSP Partnership Development Manager, Richard Hayward who also presented the trophies.

Sporting talents, Rushane Adlam from Ricards Lodge High School and Samantha Jefferys from Harris Academy introduced the awards ceremony alongside the host for the evening Richard Hayward.

Merton Council’s cabinet member for environment and leisure services, Councillor David Simpson said, “Congratulations to all those who took part and made this a huge success. It is marvellous to see such strong support from teachers, local sports clubs and the families of our sporting heroes.

“A special mention goes to the sponsors of the awards from the local sporting community. These organisations offer a wide range of opportunities for Merton’s young people throughout the year.”

Notes to Editor

Earlier this year, several schools and community sports organisations were nominated for one of ten categories.
The categories and winners of the awards were:

Primary Contribution to PE & School Sport: Links Primary School
Community Club of the Year: Mitcham Bulls Rugby Club
Young Volunteer of the Year: Tom Henderson & Vincent Scabica
Achievement in PE& School Sport at Key Stage 1/2: Georgia Henthorn, Hillcross Primary School
Achievement in PE & School Sport at Key Stage 3/4: Rebecca Stone, Ursuline High School
Disabled Sports Performer of the Year: Mohtshim Ur – Rehman, St Ann’s School
Individual Contribution to PE & School Sport: Sue Taylor
Secondary Contribution to PE & School Sport: Harris Academy Merton
School Sport Team of the year: Raynes Park Yr 7 Football Team
Junior Sports person of the Year: Jamal Petgrave, Harris Academy