Sisters Alicia Barrett and Ella Barrett headed the list of success for the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership at the 2016 DSSA Sports Awards, held at Chesterfield FC’s Proact Stadium.
The two Chesterfield AC athletes, from St Mary’s High School, were highly commended in the Sportsperson of the Year category after exceptional seasons.
The same honour was bestowed on the Silver Young Ambassadors from The Outwood Academy, Newbold in the Secondary School Young Leader of the Year section.
The evening was supported by DSSA partners the University of Derby, represented by Vice-Chancellor Kath Mitchell, who said: “We feel that the link between us at the university and the DSSA is very important in helping to develop sport across the county.
“What we have seen in the award ceremony is that we have so many people, particularly in their schools, committed to supporting sport. We’re hoping to work together even more closely in the future so we can deliver an even better service to our communities.”
The event opened with a performance from the Tintwistle Primary School Cheerleaders and also included interviews with Alfreton’s Chris Cohen CBE, who talked about his officiating at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and Swadlincote swimmer Lewis White, who won a Paralympic bronze medal aged 16.
Full list of category winners and those highly commended
Sportsperson of the Year
Winner: Lewis White (swimming), The Pingle School.
Highly commended: Alicia Barrett (athletics), St Mary’s High School; Ella Barrett (athletics), St Mary’s High School; Gareth Griffiths (hockey), The Long Eaton School; Daniel Wellbourn Hesp (sailing), Anthony Gell School.
Primary School Sportsperson of the Year
Winner: Charlie Ward (golf), Rosliston Primary School.
Highly commended: Grace Longden (cycling), Buxworth Primary School; Archie Qualtrough (golf), Hayfield Primary School; Lucy Vernon (table tennis), Springfield Junior School.
Individual Achievement – Non-School Sport
Winner: Adam Morewood (bike trials), Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School.
Highly commended: Ben Burley (skiing), Hope Valley College; Lewis Richardson (kickboxing), The William Allitt School; Hollie Smith (archery), Heanor Gate Science College; Jaime-Leigh Whitaker (judo), St Philip Howard Voluntary Academy.
Disability Sportsperson of the Year
Winner: Freya Barry (tennis), St John Houghton Catholic Academy.
Highly commended: Henry Bowe (football/futsal), Allestree Woodlands School; Abbie Breakwell (wheelchair tennis), The Long Eaton School; Billy-Lee Dixon (football), Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School.
Primary School Team of the Year
Winners: Hilton Primary School Football Team.
Highly commended: Oakwood Junior School High 5 Netball Team; Tintwistle Primary School ‘Ignite’ Cheerleading Team.
Secondary School Team of the Year
Winners: Canoeing C2 (Pairs) team Ben Haylett and Finn Reilly-McQueen, Friesland School.
Highly commended: The Long Eaton School Girls U14 Intermediate Trampolining Team; Tupton Hall School U13 Girls Football Team; Lady Manners School Equestrian Team.
Disability Team Award
Winners: Wilsthorpe School Boccia team.
Highly commended: Mapperley Primary School Boccia Team.
Primary School Young Leader of the Year
Winner: Flinn Jones, St Andrews Primary School (Dronfield).
Highly commended: The Ladywood Primary School This Girl Can Ambassadors.
Young Leader of the Year – Disability
Winner: Andrew Hitchcock, Highfields School.
Highly commended: Sarah Lane, Highfields School.
Secondary School Young Leader of the Year
Winner: Annabel MacGregor, Highfields School.
Highly commended: The Outwood Academy, Newbold Silver Young Ambassadors; Grace Pickford, Highfields School.
Adult Volunteer Award
Winner: Sue Crookes, Tintwistle Primary School.
Highly commended: Chris Peach, Parkside Junior School.
Media and Arts Contribution to School Sport
Highly commended: The Anthony Gell School Year 10 BTEC Dance Group;
Charlie Rutter, Ravensdale Junior School.
Service to School Sport
Winner: Barry Parker, DSSA athletics.
Derbyshire School Games Championships Champions
Primary and Small School: Osmaston CofE (VC) Primary School (Rural Derbyshire SSP).
Secondary School: Lady Manners School (Rural Derbyshire SSP).
Competition Plus: The Pingle School (South Derbyshire SSP).