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Team Leicestershire rounds off second year with Awards Evening

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Posted: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:59

Team Leicestershire rounds off second year with Awards Evening

Team Leicestershire celebrated its second year with an end of season Awards Evening, celebrating the county's winning teams during 2016/17.

Held at the Leicester Arena on 4th July, home of BBL League Champions, Leicester Riders, more than 400 athletes, parents and teachers were in attendance to recognise the winners from this year.

The evening recognised and celebrated the 52 County winning teams from Table Tennis, Futsal, Badminton, Basketball, Rugby, Netball, Football, Hockey and Cricket. Alongside profiling the County Representative Sides of Girls Football, Table Tennis, Badminton and Hockey, who have represented their County as Team Leicestershire, with pride on a regional and national stage.

Team Leicestershire is the umbrella association for the traditional competitive school sport offer across Leicestershire, Leicester City and Rutland. It is open to every secondary school – both state and independent and aims to ensure that as many young people as possible have the opportunity to participate in competitive school sport.

Winning teams were re-awarded with trophies and celebrated with the support of Harrison Gamble, Leicester Riders star, Steph Tirrell, Leicester Hockey Club's Goalkeeper and School Sport representatives.

The audience also enjoyed a freestyle football demonstration from Steve Gray, who wowed the crowd with his array of skills before teaching two lucky youngsters the art of freestyle.

Regional and National success has followed some of the Team Leicestershire Champions including;

  • Under 13 Boys Table Tennis Champions, Manor High School, represented Leicestershire at the Regional round of the National Team Championships.
  • Under 13 Girls Table Tennis Champions, The Market Bosworth School, represented Leicestershire at the Regional round of the National Team Championships.
  • Post 16 Boys Table Tennis Champions, Bosworth Academy, represented Leicestershire at the Regional round of the National Team Championships.
  • Under 16 Girls Netball Champions from Loughborough High School, represented Leicestershire at the Regional Finals and finished 4th.
  • Under 14 Netball Champions, Loughborough High School also represented Leicestershire regionally, winning the tournament and finishing 9th nationally.
  • Year 7 Girls Futsal Champions, Brookvale Groby Learning Campus, finished in the top 8 in the country.
  • Key Stage 3 Boys Badminton Champions, Newbridge High School, finished 4th at the Regional National Schools Championships.
  • Key Stage 4 Girls Badminton Champions, King Edward VII Science & Sport College, finished 3rd at the Regional National Schools Championships.
  • Key Stage 4 Boys Badminton Champions, Ashby School won the Regional National Schools Championships and came 6th nationally.
  • Under 15 Cup Rugby Champions, Welland Park Academy reached the semi-finals of the RFU Under 15 Natwest Vase Competition.

2016/17 Team Leicestershire County Champions

Table Tennis

  • Under 13 Girls – The Market Bosworth School
  • Under 13 Boys – Manor High School
  • Under 16 Girls – Kibworth College
  • Under 16 Boys – Hastings High School
  • Under 19 Boys – Bosworth Academy

Hockey

  • Year 7/8 Girls – Ivanhoe College
  • Year 7/8 Boys – Ivanhoe College
  • Year 9/10 Girls – Dixie Grammar School
  • Year 9/10 Boys – Ivanhoe College

Netball

  • Year 7 Girls – Loughborough High School
  • Under 14 Girls – Loughborough High School
  • Year 8 Girls – Uppingham Community College
  • Under 16 Girls – Loughborough High School
  • Year 10 Girls – Catmose College
  • Under 19 Girls – Oakham School

Futsal

  • Year 7 Girls – Brookvale Groby Learning Campus
  • Year 8/9 Girls – Bosworth Academy
  • Year 10/11 Girls – Thomas Estley Community College

Badminton

  • Key Stage 3 Girls – Loughborough High School
  • Key Stage 3 Boys – Newbridge High School
  • Key Stage 4 Girls – King Edward VII College
  • Key Stage 4 Boys – Ashby School

Football

  • Year 7 Girls – Brookvale Groby Learning Campus
  • Year 7 Boys – Brookvale Groby Learning Campus
  • Year 8 Boys – Woodbrook Vale School
  • Year 8/9 Girls – Brockington College
  • Year 9 Boys – Thomas Estley Community College
  • Year 10/11 Girls – Thomas Estley Community College
  • Year 10 Boys – Brockington College
  • Year 11 Boys – Ashby School
  • Under 19 Boys – Brooke House College

Rugby

  • Under 14 Plate – The Kibworth School
  • Under 14 Bowl – Gartree High School
  • Under 14 Cup – Loughborough Grammar School
  • Under 15 Plate – Catmose College & Hastings High School
  • Under 15 Cup – Welland Park Academy
  • Under 16 Plate – Hinckley Academy
  • Under 16 Cup – Lutterworth High School
  • Under 18 Plate – Robert Smyth Academy
  • Under 18 Cup – Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College

Basketball

  • Year 7 Girls – Belvoir High School
  • Year 7 Boys – The Lancaster School
  • Year 8 Girls – Rawlins Academy
  • Year 8 Boys – Rawlins Academy
  • Year 9 Girls – Hinckley Academy
  • Year 9 Boys – Rawlins Academy
  • Year 10/11 Girls – Sir Jonathan North Community College
  • Year 10 Boys – Rushey Mead School
  • Year 11 Boys – Humphrey Perkins School

Cricket

  • Under 14 Boys – Humphrey Perkins School
  • Under 19 Boys – Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College

Geoff Maltby, Sports Development Manager at Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) said, "Now in our second year, Team Leicestershire continues to develop and grow into a high quality co-ordinated competition programme for our secondary age young people. It's great to see new schools both entering competitions and being successful in county finals. The spread of winning schools across Leicestershire, Leicester City and Rutland this year was fantastic! I would like to thank the commitment and support of all those staff that have ensured this has been a successful programme again this year and look forward to the start of the 2017/18 season!"

Team Leicestershire is supported by the professional sports clubs – Leicester City Football Club, Leicester Tigers, Leicestershire County Cricket Club, Leicester Riders, Leicester Hockey Club, Loughborough Lightning Netball and Loughborough Badminton and by several Sporting Ambassadors – Martin Johnson, Paul Nixon, Drew Sullivan, Anthony Clark and Steph Tirrell.

Team Leicestershire has developed a bespoke online 'School Fixtures' software, which can be accessed by all schools and where school staff can easily manage all fixtures and results throughout the academic year. The website can also be accessed by pupils and parents to view fixtures and results and the progression of their school teams to from local leagues to County Finals.

View the photographs from the Awards evening by visiting our Facebook page!

(Pictured: Year 10 Boys Football Winners - Brockington College and Year 7 Girls Basketball Winners - Belvoir High School.

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