Students shine as they are recognised for their sporting success throughout the year

A group shot of all the award winners from the event.

A group shot of all the award winners from the event. - Credit: Archant

Talented students from across Cambridgeshire were recognised for their hard work at a celebratory evening at the College of West Anglia Sports.

Sports award winner Georgie Lingham

Sports award winner Georgie Lingham - Credit: Archant

The event, located at Alive Leisure Lynnsport, saw students awarded for a number of skills and personal achievements over the last academic year.

Kale Heath and Georgie Lingham were recognised as Sports Man and Sports Woman of the Year.

Kale is studying level 3 Sports Science at the college and is also an active member of King’s Lynn Golf Club.

Throughout the year, he has attended a number of competitions up and down the country, performing at an exceptional level.

Sports award winner Georgie Lingham

Sports award winner Georgie Lingham - Credit: Archant


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His lecturer, Ed Cussons, said: “Kale is a dedicated young man who continues to work hard and he has a real chance of making a professional career in the game of golf.”

Georgie is a level 3 personal training student and recently became a member of Saracen’s Women’s Rugby Club.

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She is also a voluntary coach for West Norfolk Ladies Rugby Club, delivering training sessions with the skills she has learned throughout the duration of her course.

Part-time lecturer Shaun McKenna said: “Georgie has great enthusiasm and I wish her all the very best in her future sports career.”

Sports award winner Georgie Lingham

Sports award winner Georgie Lingham - Credit: Archant

Sports Apprentice of the Year went to Jake Johnson, who is completing his level 3 personal training apprenticeship with Heros Fitness, King’s Lynn.

Part-time lecturer Julie Lawrence said: “Jake has progressed in leaps and bound. If he continues to build on his experience and confidence, he will have a successful career within the industry.”

The CWA Basketball Academy was recognised as Team of the Year, after a very successful season; placing second in their league, first in the regional tournament and fifth at the Association of Colleges (AoC) national competition.

Other students that were recognised for their hardwork in categories including students of the year, work placement champion and coaches’ player of the year include Leon Walker, Connor Lester, Ellen Withers, Megan Williams, Charlie Dye and Lewis Gunns.

The event took place on June 14 and was compered by ex-student Wayne Griffths.

A Student Awards Evening will also be taking place at the college this Wednesday evening (June 20).

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