Date Posted... Mar 18th 2020

Sports Dinner 2020

It was a pleasure to welcome nearly 100 guests to the Alverton Hotel to celebrate the fantastic achievements of our sportsmen and women alongside great food and company at this year’s Sports Dinner.

The evening’s guest speakers were former England cricketer Jack Richards and Linda Mitchell-Norfolk, physiotherapist at 14 major games, including the Olympics in Atlanta, Sydney and Salt Lake City.

Mr Dan Sanderson, Director of Sport, commented: “I would like to thank Jack and Linda for their time and entertaining insights into the sporting world, and for showing our pupils that there are many roads to sporting success.”

Before the awards were given out, Mr Sanderson took the opportunity to speak about the many and varied benefits that sport can have on relationships, here are just a few of them:

  • A strengthened bond with teachers, formed by spending time together outside of the classroom, having the opportunity to see one another in a different light and environment.
  • Spending time with parents and family members who are supporting you on your sporting journey. Whether they are driving you around or cheering you on from the side lines, you are sharing the highs and lows that sport has to offer and learning to celebrate and commiserate with those who love you the most.
  • Learning how to conduct yourselves to strangers, your opponents. Are you fair, honest, compassionate to those you play against? From what I see, there is no doubt that you are! What a great skill set to be able to take into your adult life.
  • Lifetime friendships. Maybe this is the reason you play sport. After all, the best times you will have together may be in the changing rooms, the bus trips to fixtures or coming through tough practice sessions. Your mutual love for sports will form a lifelong bond and these experiences will help you continue to form further friendships after you leave Truro School.”

During the evening Mr Sanderson announced this year’s sports ambassador and sports personality awards before reiterating the importance of sport; not for the winning but for the life lessons it teaches and for the friendships it forms.

Truro School Sports Ambassador 2020 – Mollie B
Truro School Sports Personality 2020 – Eddie P

Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate this wonderful occasion and thank you to the Alverton Hotel for hosting our evening and for providing a spectacular setting for the evening.

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