Sporting Achievements Celebrated at Annual Sports Persons Dinner
24 April 2012
Salford City College’s young sporting stars gathered at The Salford City Stadium to celebrate their sporting achievements for the 2011/2012 seasons.
Awards were issued to students from all of the college’s Sports Academy areas: Snooker, Volleyball, Football, Cricket, Rugby League and Boxing; and also Basketball, Swimming, Trampolining.
The evening was hosted by Sports Development Manager, Phil Arbelo-Dolan, along with VIP speakers Rugby League legend Sean Long, British Super-Bantamweight Champion Scott Quigg and First Team Blackpool Goalkeeper and Scotland International Matt Gilks. The VIP’s were invited to present awards to the winners from their sporting area and also answer questions from Salford City College students and staff.
Salford City College Principal, Martin Sim, had the coveted honour of revealing and awarding the overall Sports Person of the Year 2012 to volleyball player Megan Van Essen. Megan beat five nominees to the prestigious prize due to her commitment and dedication she has shown throughout her season.
Martin Sim said “I’d like to congratulate each and every one of you, as well as your sports tutors and coaches, for the vast amount of sporting success you have achieved this year, again, building on the ongoing success of previous years. Without you, events like these would not be possible.“
Volleyball tutor, Richard Lee, was delighted that Megan had won the award; “I’m extremely proud that Megan has won the Sports Person of the Year award, her dedication to her team and to the sport is extraordinary. Megan lives in Droylsden and so her round trip to college takes around two hours. As well as this, Megan plays for the college team, Tameside and also England and has to juggle her commitments to training and playing for each with her college studies. Megan has always thrown her heart and soul in to her team performances and has never queried as to why she has never captained any of the teams she plays for, nor previously been nominated for any sporting awards. She is an out and out team player and deserves to be recognised at the highest level for her sporting ability as well as her commendable attitude to team sport.”
Sports Person of the Year 2012 – Megan Van Essen (Volleyball)
Alex Kay (Men's Football)
Cosmos Okeke (Men's Football)
Luke Daniels (Men's Football)
Tom Wild (Men's Football)
Sian Anderson (Ladies Football)
Maxine Kilduff (Ladies Football)
Ash Wittle (Volleyball)
Adam Fryer (Volleyball)
Alex Stone (Volleyball)
Jane Goslin (Volleyball)
Henry Herbert (Boxing)
Ryan Fernandez (Boxing)
Rhys Parsons (Boxing)
Chris Winstone (Rugby League)
Jimmy Jackson (Rugby League)
Danny Haney (Rugby League)
Charlie Kerrigan (Rugby League)
Josh Henehan (Cricket)
Aaron Hall Worthington (Cricket)
Dexter Phin (Basketball)
Mitchell Allen (Basketball)
Cameron Kent (Basketball)
Josh Fowels (Basketball)
Casandra Waring (Trampolining)
Chris Winstone (Swimming)
Michael Farrell (Snooker)
Pooya Ihmenpour (Snooker)
Follow the link for more information on the Salford City College Sports Academy.