Recognition for Barton’s sports stars

Eastleigh Sports Awards 2017

Eastleigh Sports Awards
Eastleigh Sports Awards 2017

The achievements of Barton Peveril staff and students have been highlighted in the 2017 Eastleigh Sports Awards.

The event at the Hilton hotel near the Ageas Bowl celebrated both individual sporting excellence and the hard work of those who work behind the scenes with local talented sportspeople and promote healthy lifestyles in the Borough.

“I am delighted that our talented and hard-working sportsmen and women have been recognised for their efforts,” says Barton Principal Jonathan Prest, “we all congratulate them and I am sure it will inspire them to even greater success in the future.”

College successes

Barton student Stephanie Ricketts, formerly of The Toynbee School, and her 14 year old fellow gymnast Toula Raftapoulo were honoured for being the Team of the Year. The acrobatic gymnasts won silver and bronze medals at the European Championships in Poland in October 2017. Former Wildern School and Barton Peveril student Harry Ellis was named Senior Sportsperson of the Year.

Steph and Toula Team of the Year winners
Toula (left) and Barton student Steph (right), Team of the Year winners

Student Annie Boby, formerly of Wyvern College was runner up in the Junior Sportsperson of the Year category and netball coach Kelly Wallis was runner-up in the Official of the Year Category.

“I was delighted to be nominated for the award to recognise my achievements in judo,” says Annie. The former Wyvern pupil is taking A Levels in Maths, Biology and History and plans to study biomedical engineering at University.

Barton student Annie Boby
Barton student Annie Boby, runner up for Junior Sportsperson of the Year

Lou Gittens, Chair of Eastleigh Sport and Physical Activity Alliance, says:

“It’s great to celebrate such a wide range of sporting talent in the borough. We have so many talented sportspeople together with so many superb volunteers, officials and coaches. Without them we would not be able to produce such fantastic stars in the borough.”

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