QMC’s Sport and PE Department hosted their annual Sports Awards today at the QM Sports Centre, recognising the hard work and dedication of the students in various sports. The ceremony celebrated the achievements of the students across different categories, including Sportsman of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year, Team of the Year, Most Improved Player, Coaches Player, and Players Player.
Will Rixon was awarded Sportsman of the Year for his exceptional performance in sports events throughout the year. At QMC, Will is an exceptional member of the Basketball and Volleyball teams. Outside of College, Will has enjoyed success as Captain of the Under 18 Floorball team for Great Britain. He has now gained a place on the Men’s Floorball team representing GB.
Jess Lawrence was awarded Sportswoman of the Year for her outstanding contribution to Basketball at College. Jess regularly gives up her time to do the scoring for the QMC Men’s team and has had a very successful year as part of the Women’s Basketball team, who were also awarded Team of the Year for their success in inter-college tournaments.
The Men’s Football team had several winners in different categories. Pawel Kozuchowski was awarded Overall Most Improved, while Dino Veludo received Overall Players Player. Jamie Harrison was awarded Managers Player for the First Team, and Jake Davy-Stack received Managers Player for the 2nd Team.
In Rugby, Alfy Jones received Coaches Player and Players Player, while James Gurung was awarded Most Improved. Patricia Szoke was awarded Coaches Player and Players Player for the Women’s Basketball team, and Adauwa Mojekwa received Most Improved.
In Men’s Basketball, Alasdair Stevenson-Kear was awarded Coaches Player for the 1st Team, and Joao Martins-Acquah, Bradley Tilbury, and Joe Blackburn received Players Player. Bradley Tilbury was awarded Most Improved for the 1st Team, and Joseph Courtois received Coaches Player for the
2nd Team, with Joseph Courtois also receiving Players Player. Kevin Kalisiewicz was awarded Most Improved for the 2nd Team.
In Netball, Bex Howe was awarded Coaches Player for the 1st Team, and Zara Peel received Players Player. Izzy Barrett was awarded Most Improved for the 1st Team, and Jenna Elrick received Coaches Player for the 2nd Team, with Matilda Currie receiving Players Player. Jasmine Higgs was awarded Most Improved for the 2nd Team, and Kirsten Paine was awarded Coaches Player for the 3rd Team, with Isabella Trevelion receiving Players Player. Lucy Keen was awarded Most Improved for the 3rd Team.
Finally, in Volleyball, Jude Atfield was awarded Coaches Player, and Jack Saunders received Most Improved.
At the ceremony, Principal Mark Henderson congratulated each of the winners and presented certificates alongside the team coaches and Head of Sport and PE, Andrew Fields. Andrew commented, “It was a proud moment for the winners to receive recognition from the principal, coaches, and fellow students. The ceremony was a great way to acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and achievements of the students who have done exceptionally well this year.”