The outstanding sporting achievements and contributions to College sport by Richard Huish College students were celebrated at the annual Sports Awards evening last week.


More than 120 students, who have represented the College on a regional and national stage across Leagues, Cups and Festivals throughout the year, together with staff, met at Oake Manor Golf Club. The evening started with dinner followed by numerous sports captain speeches and ended with the College’s major sporting awards.


The major awards went to:

Sportswoman of the Year – Lauren Knight, for her contribution to Netball and her selection for the England Colleges A Team.


Sportsman of the Year – Men’s XV Rugby and Bristol Bears’ Academy player, Andrew Watson.


The Wooden Spoon for the biggest Huish character was won by Mikolaj Makowsi, who is the life and soul of the Men’s Basketball team.


Captain of the year went to Sam Milliship for her contribution and dedication to the Women’s Rugby Team.


Coach of the Year went to both Gary Carter and Johanah Tatterton for their amazing commitment and enthusiasm towards the development of their students.


Parsloe Cup (Male) went to The Men’s Rugby Team for their amazing fundraising efforts with a charity head shave raising over £1000.


Parsloe Cup (Female) went to Megan Palmer for her successes with both the Netball 1st Team and the Women’s Basketball team.


Team of the Year went to the Women’s and Men’s Basketball teams for their amazing success this year. The Men’s Team were South West League Champions and AoC Cup National Silver Medalists, and the Women’s Team were Basketball National Championship Silver Medalists and National Cup Champions.


Finally, 20 students were awarded ‘Huish 20’ medals in recognition of their outstanding contribution to Huish Sport.


1. Casey WilliamsBasketball
2. Alex VickeryBasketball
3. Megan PalmerBasketball
4. Olivia PearsonBasketball
5. Ella PinneyBasketball
6. James BellBasketball
7. Hannah DelbridgeFootball
8. Chloe Cross HenleyNetball
9. Henry StirzakerHockey
10. Jen PooleBadminton
11. Megan DrawertHockey
12. Maya CoxHockey
13. Ted KellyHockey
14. Jack RichardsHockey
15. Andy WatsonRugby
16. Callum ReganRugby
17. Oliver RyanRugby
18. Joel MacfarlaneRugby
19. Sam MillishipRugby
20. Danni ConwayNetball


Connor Sidley-Adams, Sports Development Manager, said: “Once again we have had a fantastic evening celebrating the sporting successes of our students. It has been another incredible year of Huish Sport. It was particularly great to see how appreciative the students were of their coaches for their hard work and the pleasure they took in celebrating the achievements and efforts of their peers.”