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Pupil Harry Exley (TNHA Sportsman of the Year) receiving his award from Eirian Fox

Swaffham's sporting success

The Nicholas Hamond Academy awards evening recognises pupils' achievements in sport

Posted by Stephanie Broad | April 05, 2016 | Sports & leisure

The Nicholas Hamond Academy in Swaffham, part of Academy Transformation Trust, welcomed over 250 pupils, parents and teachers to their annual Sports Awards Evening in March. The event recognised the pupils who performed outstandingly in sports, both in and out of school, or made exceptional progress in PE lessons. 

Pupils won awards in a wide range of winter and summer sports such as, football, hockey, rugby and netball through to cricket, rounders and athletics. There were also categories recognising achievements in the exam subjects; GCSE PE and BTEC sport. Students also picked up awards for commitment to Core PE and outstanding achievement outside of school in sports such as judo and bowls. 

Guest of honour at the event was Welsh International Hockey player Eirian Fox, who is off to Australia shortly to take part in her sixth World Championship. Eirian shared inspirational details of her successful career spanning many years. As part of the day, she also delivered a hockey master class which was greatly enjoyed by the pupils taking part.

Principal, Cheryl Hill, said: “We always encourage excellence in all areas of education, including sport.  It was a pleasure to honour our pupils who pushed themselves to accomplish great things.

“We aim to support our pupils to excel in sporting activities and to inspire them to be determined to be the best that we can be in everything that they do. You are a credit to yourselves, your families and the academy.”

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