England goalkeeper inspires students at his former school

SPORTS heroes across Clevedon School were rewarded for their achievements and attitude in an Oscars-style glittering evening of Sports Awards.

England’s youngest ever capped goalkeeper Jack Butland inspired students with his story of football success since leaving the outstanding academy.

And former Olympic 10,000 metre runner Kate Reed wowed the students with her stories of determination overcoming injuries and setbacks to continue her athletics career. 

She told how she overcame 12 ankle operations and Spondyloarthritis to achieve her success.

She also unveiled plans to now attempt to do the marathon event.

Students were rewarded for their sporting achievements throughout the year on a night of celebrations.

Emily Brooks won the award for sporting excellence, among a host of achievements. Team of the Year was Under 15s cricket which won the Chance to Shine county tournament and then went on to be runners up in the regional tournament. 

Sports Personality of the Year (Girl) was Alyssa Henley Furneaux, while Alfie Harrison won it for the boys.

Louise Wilkins, Subject Leader of Physical Education, said: “This was a wonderful night of inspiration and aspiration as our students were rewarded for their great success and were able to hear two examples of former students who have achieved remarkable things.” http://www.clevedonschool.org.uk