Sports Presentation 2017

It is has been another outstanding year of Sport in The Sir John Colfox Academy. Participation continues to increase, and we continue our tradition of playing a large number of fixtures against other schools, in a variety of different sports.  All over the county our reputation for sporting participation and excellence continues to grow.  It has been most pleasing that when I attend other fixtures or county tournaments PE teachers from different schools often come up and say  ‘Oh, you’re Colfox. We have heard about you!’

Alongside the fixtures being played we built on our commitment of trips to sporting events to educate students in elite level sport. We ran our first Netball tour, took students to tennis, cricket, rugby, athletics and netball games, and provided sporting activities for all in our activities week. We also ran a successful four day GCSE climbing trip on the cliffs of Portland.

  • Exeter Chiefs Match day experience (Rugby)
  • Team Bath v Manchester Thunder (Netball)
  • Hampshire v Middlesex (T20 Cricket)
  • Wimbledon (Tennis)
  • Birmingham Athletics
  • Dorset Can Do Games

Earlier this term The Sir John Colfox Academy held their annual Sports presentation awards evening.  After introductions we then moved onto the awards. Each year group had nominations for Sportsman and Sportswoman of the year, and then we moved onto the whole school awards, which again included the awarding of Sports colours for individual athletes.

Once again it was a fabulous evening. The number of people that attended shows what a fantastic job we do as a school in terms of extra-curricular sporting activities and the opportunities we provide. Well done to not only all our winners, but anyone who participated for us in any event over the year.


The winners were:

Yr 7 Sportsman – Sam Devecsery

Yr 7 Sportswoman – Katie Evans

Yr 8 Sportsman – Jake Childs

Yr 8 Sportswoman – May Cornwell

Yr 9 Sportsman – Ethan Robertson

Yr 9 Sportswoman – Samantha Courtice

Yr 10 Sportsman – Frankie Chant

Yr 10 Sportswoman – Olivia Willmore

Outside of school sports achievement – Ethan Staddon

Young leader – Daisy Parsons

Fair Play award – Poppy Legg-Bagg

Team of the year – Yr9 Boys football

Overall  sportsperson of the year – Olivia Willmore

Sports Colours:

Football – Harley Brook, Mannie Wellman, Harry Burwood, Nat Wormleighton

Rugby – Jack Staddon, James Clatworthy, Jack Parkman

Cricket – Adam Moss, Tom Kilcoyne, Euan Pollock, Jack Parkman

Basketball – Toby Mann, Fin Cauldwell, Ethan Roberston

Hockey – Jessica St Barbe Baker, Harvey Waller, Rebecca Larcombe, Ollie Bareham, Maddy Herbert,

                 Olivia Willmore

Rounders – Jessica George, Maisie Hanford, Lauren Poynton, Poppy Legg-Bagg

Netball – Zara English, Fleur Handyside, Samantha Courtice, Brooke Luxton

Cross Country – Owen Pitcher, Lea Devecsery, Mannie Wellman, Eva Cornwell, Ellen Pearce,      Barney Sutcliffe, Nat Wormleighton, Dulcie Gatehouse

Athletics – Sam Devecsery, Katie Evans, Jake Childs, May Cornwell, Harry Burwood, Daisy Parsons, Frankie Chant, Bronwyn Wright

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