Talented youngsters including our own Jack Friend and Chelsea Munday among those honoured at College of West Anglia sporting awards
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Talented students were recognised for their sporting skills at an annual awards ceremony at the College of West Anglia.
Principal David Pomfret said: “The winners tonight are an absolute inspiration to others and in turn should be inspired by our former students, who have shared their success and what is achievable after leaving the college.”
Former Thomas Clarkson Academy and Isle college student Chelsea Munday was acclaimed as sports woman of the year.
Guest of honour was Jack Friend, who used to play for Wisbech Town but now plays for Peterborough United. He is a previous student and was honoured on the night by being entered onto the CWA Hall of Fame.
Also there was former student, professional kite surfer, Danielle Durrant, also entered into the hall of fame.
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Both Jack and Danielle spoke of their lives since leaving college and encouraged the teenagers to take full advantage of the opportunities available to them while studying.
Danielle and Jack both provided inspirational insights into their worlds and how studying at CWA helped them achieve their dreams.
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The night was hosted by Gavin Caney, former Cambs Times and Wisbech Standard journalist and now a sports reporter for the Eastern Daily Press; he too is a former CWA sports student.
The focus of the awards was to recognise and celebrate student achievements over the year, which included five students getting a scholarship in America, the elite men’s and women’s football programme winning prestigious league titles, winning the regional seven-a-side and finishing fifth at the National Tournament.
There are also 39 students going to university and others who can boast supporting a wide range of community events.
Students who won awards were Adan-Jay Lewis, Sam Robinson, Tom Brown, Oliver White, Ben Fenn, Liam Youngs, Chelsea Munday, Charlie Wanstall, Elliot Holland, Jason Gathercole, Jack Callaghan, Sam Parrin, Sophie Ryan, Isobel Colville, Charlotte Rockliffe, Vitoutos Girdzius, Luke Huggins, Jordan Nyang, Aaron Porter, Lewis Gibson, Alexander Jarvis, Bethan Jones, Kayleigh Robb, Heather McCrea.