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Students Take Home The Honours At Sports Awards

Moseley Park students took home three out of four top awards as they celebrated success at the City Sports presentation evening.

As well as collecting certificates for being league winners in a variety of competitions including football, athletics and basketball, a number of pupils were also singled out for praise, winning the coveted awards.

They triumphed over tough competition from 15 other Wolverhampton secondary schools to scoop the accolades of Sports Performer of the Year, Spirit of the Games and Volunteer of the Year.

Sports Performer of the Year was won by Mia Bevon in Year 9. Dedication and hard work are paying off for sports superstar Mia, who has been selected to represent Great Britain as a tumbling gymnast after being ranked second nationally. Despite being injured earlier this year, Mia has refused to be beaten and battled back to top form – training five times a week and putting in between 15 and 20 hours to perfect her sport. Even with her gruelling schedule, she continues to do well in school and always has a smile on her face. She is currently in Portugal representing Team GB.

Harry Smith, who is also in Year 9, took home the Spirit of the Games award. He is an excellent all-round sportsman, competing in the cricket, football, basketball and athletics teams. He is determined, works well in a team and is a fantastic advocate for school sport in general. His passion is evident and he will play in any position in any sport and always give 100%. Harry works tirelessly and passionately, sticking firmly to the rules of any given sport. His quiet self-belief is evident, but he often goes unnoticed and unrecognised because he is just a solid performer who works for the team and does not show off or push himself to the fore. Despite only being in Year 9, he is a superb role model to his peers and younger students and recognition of his efforts is long overdue.

Last, but by no means least, the Volunteer of the Year award went to Kacper Rosiak and Favour Osadolor. Sport has proved truly transformative for Favour and Kacper – changing both their lives and the profile of basketball at Moseley Park. The lads arrived in the UK a few years ago speaking little or no English and signed up to play basketball. Within weeks they went from quiet students to confident and outgoing young leaders and quickly started to attract more youngsters into the sport. Now Year 13, the lads run basketball club for students of all ages three times a week – with one very popular session starting at 6am! They have even helped organise every city basketball tournament giving up their time to ref and inspire children across Wolverhampton. The lads are extremely reliable, helping out with a variety of school events and in the PE department during their free periods. They are amazing role models for all, and in particular EAL students and deserve proper recognition.

Mrs Britton, who is Head of PE, said: “Huge congratulations to all of you for your outstanding performances. We are very proud of you all.”