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Selby College celebrates another year of sporting success

Tuesday 31 May 2022

The academic and sporting achievements of Selby College’s students were acknowledged last night as part of its Annual Sports Awards.

Held at the Parsonage in Escrick, York, the evening’s proceedings started with the presentation of the Academic Excellence and Achievement Awards across the College’s Sport and Public Services programmes.

A number of accolades were also presented to the College’s Sports teams, with the Men’s 1st Football team taking home the ‘Team of the Year’ shield, which was presented by Curriculum Manager Carla Cantrell-Johnson.

This comes after the team went undefeated throughout the season, which saw them win the Association of College’s Yorkshire Men’s Football East A League.

Mens 1st Football Team Team of the Year

Being presented with the Team of the Year shield is really the icing on the cake after our team recently won the Association of College’s Yorkshire Men’s Football League. It’s been an incredible year for the team, having gone undefeated throughout the whole season. It’s great to be able to end the season on such a high at the Sports Awards and all together as a team.

Daniel O'Brien, Men’s 1st Football team Vice Captain

Daniel recapped what a great season the team had during his speech, thanking players individually for their contribution to the team and their Manager Matthew Duck, who is a Sport and Public Services Lecturer at the College.

Extended Diploma in Sport student and Women’s Football Captain Isabelle Gigg was also named the College’s ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ Award winner.

The competition was tough for the student nominated award, with Isabelle’s peers Blake Ledger, Elliot Parris, Natalie Banaszczyk and William Haw, also nominated.

Isabelle is a real go-getter - whatever she does, she always carries it out to the best of her ability. Not only is she studying a BTEC course in Sport, she is also carrying out an A Level in the subject and is the Women’s Football team Captain. She doesn’t let anything hold her back from achieving what she wants and that is incredibly inspiring to see.

Richard Burgess, Programme Leader for Sport and Public Services at Selby College

As the Captain of the Women’s Football team, Isabelle also gave a speech thanking her fellow players for their dedication to the team throughout the year. She also gave a special thanks to their Manager Katie Brash, Sport Lecturer at the College, for her continuous efforts to support and motivate the team.

Isabelle Gigg delivering her speech to the Womens Football team

Men’s 2nd Football Team captain Oliver Grieveson also shared some of his highlights from the season including being able to lead the team alongside their Manager Richard Burgess.

Sport and Public Service Lecturers Adam Sawden, Alex Bell, Amy Hague, Carla Cantrell-Johnson, Katie Brash, Gabriel Horgan, Matthew Duck and Richard Burgess, presented the full list of Awards, which included:

Academic Excellence and Achievement Awards:

A Level Sport – presented by Adam Sawden and Amy Hague

  • Leah Liddle
  • William Haw

Sports & Exercise Science – Presented by Amy Hague

  • Elliot Parris
  • Thomas Harvey

Sport - Presented by Richard Burgess

  • · Kyle Clover
  • · Sam Coward

Public Services – Presented by Adam Sawden and Matthew Duck

  • Isla Ramsay
  • Max Hamell

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching & Exercise Science – Presented by Gabriel Horgan

Aidan Hardy

Sport’s Teams Awards:

Men’s 1st Team Football - Presented by Matthew Duck

  • Player’s Player: Mackenzie Oldfield
  • Manager’s Player: Peter Heaton

Men’s 2nd Team Football - Presented by Rich Burgess

  • Player’s Player: Oliver Grieveson
  • Manager’s Player: Alex Smith

Women’s Football – Presented by Katie Brash

  • Outstanding Contribution: Isabelle Gigg
  • Manager’s Player: Natalie Banaszczyk

Netball - Presented by Amy Hague

  • Manager’s Player: Bethany Stainthorpe
Find out more about our Sport teams as well as our Sport and Public Service courses, here.