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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.

Programme Manager for Sport & Public Protective Services Sean McQuaid, 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,  basketball, wakeboarding and powerlifting.

Former student, Harry Bland, joined the faculty’s Hall of Fame. Harry studied Sports Development and Coaching at CWA and now works at the FA National Youth Council and holds the position of Norfolk FA Youth Council Chairman.23PT_230622_Sports_Awards_27.jpg

Sean McQuaid reflected over another successful year, he said: “The sports awards are a great opportunity to share the success of students with their families and friends. We have once again had a great year of remarkable achievements both in the classroom and in the world of competitive sport. I am proud to represent the department and the staff and students that have had a great year.”

Here is a full list of Sports Award winners for 2023:

CWA Sport Football Academy:

Players’ Player of the Year: Jasper Stagg

Coaches’ Player of the Year: Jed Sansom

CWA Sport Basketball Academy:

Players’ Player of the Year: Marco Mura

Coaches’ Player of the Year: Matas Smelstorius

Sport Team of the Year:

CWA Basketball Academy23PT_230622_Sports_Awards_18.jpg

Department Awards:

Sports Recognition Award – Wakeboarding + Swimming: Alex Wilson

Sports Recognition Award – Powerlifting: Isabelle Simper

CWA Sport Maths Student of the Year: Lucy Wareham

CWA Sport English Student of the Year: Sam Witton

Work Placement Champions:

CWA Sport Work Placement Champions:

Marc Ulyatt

Leeanne Smith

George Tiernan

Ruby Curtis

Charlie Crisp

CWA Sports Course Awards:

Bridge to Sport

Runner up: Jamie Platten

Winner: Tom Hughes


Level 1 Sport Student of the Year:

Runner Up: Charlie Mitchell

Winner: Swayze Bussey23PT_230622_Sports_Awards_47.jpg

Level 2 Activity Leaders Student of the Year:

Runner Up: Dylan Barrett

Winner: Caitlin Jacob23PT_230622_Sports_Awards_49.jpg

Level 3 Fitness Student of the Year:

Runner Up: Isabelle Simper

Winner: Liam Hale23PT_230622_Sports_Awards_53.jpg

Level 3 Year 1 Sport Coaching Student of the Year:

Runner Up: Sam Witton

Winner: Aaron Codrington23PT_230622_Sports_Awards_57.jpg

Level 3 Year 2 Sport Coaching Student of the Year:

Runner Up: Jack Mithell

Winner: Lucy Sagrott23PT_230622_Sports_Awards_61.jpg

Level 3 Sport Science Year 1 Student of the Year:

Runner Up: Annabel Bastian

Winner: Aimee Sandle23PT_230622_Sports_Awards_65.jpg

Level 3 Sport Science Year 2 Student of the Year:

Runner Up: Holly-May Pearce

Winner: Robbie Summers23PT_230622_Sports_Awards_70.jpg

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