Bucks and MK Sports Awards - Isabella a Winner

  |  Published: Dec 5th 2018
Isabella with Greg Rutherford, World Long Jump Champion. Image courtesy John Colet School.
Isabella with Greg Rutherford, World Long Jump Champion. Image courtesy John Colet School.

Young Leader of the Year - Bucks and MK Sports Awards
John Colet School are very proud of Isabella for being awarded ‘Sports Leader of the Year’ at Bucks and MK sports awards. Her contribution to PE and sport at John Colet School and in the community has been outstanding.

Isabella has played a huge role in the organisation of the girl’s active programme and the sports leadership festivals at the school. In addition to this she has a very positive impact in developing the girl’s rugby. Over the past two years her own ability and confidence in coaching has developed vast-ly by leading extracurricular Rugby at John Colet School, Aylesbury Rugby Club and coaching at Chesham Staggs. It is very clear to see that Isabella was a very worthy winner of the award and we are very grateful for all her help.
Miss Tallyn - PE teacher

 

Isabella's Story
A few weeks ago, I received a surprising email to inform me that I had been nominated for an award at the Bucks and MK Sports awards 2018 and that I would have to attend an event at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on Thursday 22 November to see the outcome. There were over 100 nominations for this award and I was lucky enough to be shortlisted to the top 3.

The night arrived and I walked into the theatre to the drinks reception, having a look at the competition. We shortly made our way into the auditorium for a light supper and a speech from Aaron Phipps, GB Paralympic wheelchair rugby player. After a very inspirational talk, we moved onto the awards, with numbers of amazing nominees we got to the category which I had been nominated for, Young Leader of the year.

To even be considered was an absolute honour, the three of us who had been nominated were chosen for our exceptional leadership skills in sports in our community. Going through each nomination it occurred to me that we all really have impacted peoples involvement in becoming active.

An overwhelming experience as they announced that I had won the award for my contribution to Sport in Bucks and specifically for my school. After collecting my award and being interviewed by local press, I made my way back into the auditorium for a heart warming Q and A from Sophie Christiansen CBE Paralympic dressage 8 time gold medalist. A truly inspiring evening which I will remember forever.
Isabella P. Deputy Head Girl

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