Seb Vandermeer and Daisy Bathe among top student sports stars recognised at Roy Burrell Sports Awards
Seb Vandermeer and Daisy Bathe were named the outstanding performers at the Roy Burrell Sports Awards (March 10).
Paralympian and television presenter Sean Rose was the guest speaker as the Cambridge & District Secondary Schools’ Sports Association recognised the sporting achievements of youngsters in the region.
There were six stand-out awards presented.
Stephen Perse Foundation’s Bathe was named outstanding female performer after being the British national under-16 eventing champion and competing for Great Britain at international level.
Swavesey Village College footballer Issy Bryant was second having played football for England at age group level, and Netherhall swimmer Gracie Kay, who competes for City of Cambridge, was third having competed at national level.
City of Cambridge Swimming Club’s Vandermeer, who is a student at The Perse School, was named outstanding male performer after being a national-level swimmer and competing at the Olympic trials.
St Bedes and The Perse sailor Terry Hacker was second having won the NRS Feva class national championships and finishing fourth in the world.
Swavesey Village College’s Ayo Opaleye was third having been a district and county high jump and triple jumper.
Cambourne Village College’s Calla Crome won the leadership award.
She has been an inspirational leader at Cambourne since joining in Year 7, petitioning for there to be a girls’ rugby club at the school.
In her five years at Cambourne she has worked hard to get others involved and interested in rugby, including going into primary schools around the area to lead tag rugby sessions.
Crome also leads the Girls Active club every Wednesday, helps out at sporting events and fixtures within the school and won the National Girls Active Influencer Award from the Youth Sport Trust.
Impington Village College’s Hattie Tebbit won the achievement over adversity award.
She has cerebral palsy and associated motor difficulties, but does not let that stop her, representing the East Region two years in a row at the National Athletics Championships for Disabled People and winning medals in the 100m, relay and discus.
Zara Wray won the Greg Alvey award for being integral to school sport.
She has represented Cambourne Village College in gymnastics, trampolining, netball, rugby, hockey and athletics, and is a sports leader and sports prefect who has volunteered over 100 hours since September at a range of different sporting events.
Wray is part of the Youth Sports Trust, helping at different projects and events.
Impington Village College girls’ handball team were named team of the year.
They have been county champions for the past three years, and won the under-15 regional title to earn a place at the national finals where they finished seventh. They have also joined a club league, and eight of the players are now part of the East Region academy squad.