Date Posted... May 17th 2022
It was an absolute pleasure to welcome over 160 members of our community to celebrate the outstanding sporting achievements of our students at this year’s Sports Dinner.
Director of Sport, Dan Sanderson, said: “One of the most pleasing observations of the evening was the number of pupils who were not members of a team, joining the dinner to support the achievements of their peers. This is proof of the welcoming and inclusive nature of our Sixth Form and I was thrilled by the turnout. It had been two years since the last dinner and to see our school community back together was truly marvellous. Sixth Formers, parents and staff were able to share the evening and celebrate the outstanding sporting achievements of our students.
“I must give thanks to our incredible guest speaker Fran Houghton. Fran competed at five Olympic Games, winning three silver medals; she was also a four-time World Champion. Fran spoke with humour and passion, making a lasting impression on the guests. It’s not every day that you can meet a five times Olympian, and Fran made it an evening to remember. I would also like to thank the Alverton Hotel for hosting the evening, with the room and food being impeccable. Mrs Lowe also deserves a huge thank you, as she pulled the strings behind the scenes and made sure everything ran smoothly.
“If you can’t tell from the above, I absolutely loved hosting the sports dinner. It was a timely reminder of how important sport is to our community and why events like this have been greatly missed. I am already looking forward to next year.”
Individual awards were given to the following students:
Golf – Joe T
Football – Ben E
Rugby – Ollie N
Squash – Ben T
Hockey girls – Katie F
Hockey boys – Jason A
Athletics – Jacob L
Netball – Maya B
Swimming- Izzie L
Tennis – Nico S
Badminton – Austeja S
Fencing – Lexi C
UK Champions – Squash
Sports Personality – Louis Murray
Louis has had a stellar year. Not only did he lead Truro School to a national championship, Louis also became the No.1 ranked player in his sport of squash. Louis has travelled far and wide to play in tournaments, training and working incredibly hard to achieve these accolades. He has also been able to balance his academics alongside his sporting achievements, and we could not be more proud of him.
Sports Ambassador – Katie Fear
The Truro School Sports Ambassador trophy was awarded to a pupil who has contributed immensely to sport over their seven years at Truro School. Katie has played hockey and netball (amongst others!) throughout her time here and has been a strong team player. More importantly, Katie is a fantastic role model. Polite, helpful and hard-working. Katie has coached, umpired and supervised various pupils at Truro School and we are always impressed by her. Katie will be a wonderful ambassador for Truro School for years to come.