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Students and staff from the College of West Anglia’s (CWA’s) Sports Campus came together with families and friends to celebrate their outstanding sporting and academic achievements from throughout the year.


College alumnus, Wayne Griffiths, hosted the evening, which saw over 30 award-winners crowned on the night in a number of categories, from individual sports recognition to overall team of the year, across a wide range of disciplines, including football, netball, rugby, basketball and golf.


Former student, Nathan Hudson, joined the faculty’s Hall of Fame. Nathan studied Sports Development and Coaching at CWA and now works with Alive West Norfolk as a Community Sports Coach in primary schools.


Nathan said, “When I started at CWA, I knew I wanted to work in sport, but didn’t know as what, so I did coaching. As part of the course, I organised a sports day at a local primary school. Afterwards, one of the pupils came up to me and said it was the best sports day they had ever had. This gave me so much confidence and I knew then sports coaching was for me.”


Nathan has cerebral palsy, yet he didn’t let his disability stop him. He runs Alive KL Ability Counts – a multi-sport programme for young people with a physical, mental or learning disability. Nathan’s motto is, “If you don’t let your disability be an excuse, then it shan’t be the reason you can’t do something”.


Programme Manager for Sport and Public Protective Services, Scott Leadley, reflected over another successful year. He said, “Students complete work placements as part of their course. We are proud to work with schools, where the students can practise the skills and knowledge they need for their career pathway. The Class of 2022 have achieved phenomenal success, either progressing to employment or university.”


Here is a full list of Sports Award winners for 2022:


CWA Sport Netball Academy:

Most Improved: Rebecca Chesterman

Players’ Player of the Year: Lucy Sagrott

Coaches’ Player of the Year: Astrid Hubbard


CWA Sport Football Academy:

Most Improved: Michael Hircock

Players’ Player of the Year: Franco Solferino

Coaches’ Player of the Year: Fletcher Toll


CWA Sport Basketball Academy:

Most Improved: Marco Mura

Players’ Player of the Year: Azuolas Liubachonskis

Coaches’ Player of the Year: Matas Smelstorius


Sport Team of the Year:

CWA Football Academy


Department Awards:

Sports Recognition Award – Golf: Rebecca Chesterman

Sports Recognition Award – Rugby & Golf: Sam Dickerson

CWA Sport Maths Student of the Year: Ellie Wood

CWA Sport English Student of the Year: Liam Bone


Work Placement Champions:

CWA Sport Work Placement Champions: Jessie Pack and Jack Bentinck


CWA Sports Course Awards:

Level 1 Sport Student of the Year:

Runner Up: Brandon Sharman

Winner: Dylan Barrett


Level 2 Activity Leaders Student of the Year:

Runner Up: Katie Page

Winner: Azuolas Liubachonskis


Level 2 Fitness Student of the Year:

Runner Up: Kai Chalk


Level 3 Year 1 Personal Trainer Student of the Year:

Runner Up: Mea Carter

Winner: Jake Anderson


Level 3 Year 2 Personal Trainer Student of the Year:

Runner Up: Nikola Matisone

Winner: Lewis Dixon


Level 3 Sport Year 1 Student of the Year:

Runner Up: Aidan Walton

Winner: Lucy Sagrott


Level 3 Sport Year 2 Student of the Year:

Runner Up: Astrid Hubbard

Winner: Lynette Morrison


Level 3 Sport Science Year 1 Student of the Year:

Runner Up: Marco Mura

Winner: Kiera Ashby


Level 3 Sport Science Year 2 Student of the Year:

Runner Up: Sky Dawson

Winner: Grace Richardson


CWA Sports Awards 2022 winners and runners-up with Nathan Hudson, CWA Principal David Pomfret and Scott Leadley.

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