We were delighted to welcome Tamara Taylor to our annual Sports Awards evening at NHSG on Tuesday 2nd July. Tamara has represented England in four Rugby World Cups, including 2014, which they won. She is also the second most capped England player and has recently been a part of a record-breaking challenge for the children’s charity Wooden Spoon, in which she went to Mount Everest to try to break two World Records for the highest games of rugby. A tremendous achievement and a truly inspirational story to share with girls of NHSG.
Tamara helped our main host of the evening, Emma Southern, Games Captain 2018-19, present the prizes for sporting achievements over the past year in recognition of girls’ dedication, participation and contribution to school sports as well as the wider sporting community. Awards, including Colours and Half Colours, were also presented for excellent personal improvements, rewarding girls who have demonstrated continued effort in their team or individual sports.
Fellow Sports Captains Lottie Gill (Hockey), Tara Harrison (Netball), Jane Brown (Swimming), Kay Errington (Cross Country), Kanari Yamazaki (Trampolining), Caity Moyle (Gymnastics), Anum Sattar (Football) and Amrita Badanahatti (Badminton) took turns to reflect on their individual sports and
shared the many positive outcomes of participating in their chosen pursuits. All of them spoke eloquently about the lasting friendships they had formed, the memories they had created and expressed a vote of thanks to the PE teachers who have supported them in all aspects of their sporting ventures at NHSG, from providing encouragement to driving the trusty ‘teal’ minibus across the country.
The evening closed with announcements of Sports Players of the Year as well as the new Sports Captains for 2019-20 (names of winners are listed on the next page). Well done to all of our 2018-19 Sports Captains for hosting and making the evening so memorable.
We wish all of our NHSG sports players the very best of luck in their sporting endeavours in the coming academic year and we can’t wait to hear about them at Sports Awards Evening 2020!