The sporting achievements of youngsters at local schools have once again been recognised in the winter results for the Mike’s Sportsworld trophies.
Mike Thornton, proprietor of Mike’s Sportsworld in Garstang and the Trutex shop in Lancaster explained that the trophies, which are awarded twice a year, go to those who have made remarkable progress or have achieved their goals, demonstrated commitment or excellence.
Some 22 schools have awarded the trophies to successful students.
Mike said the trophies had been awarded for some 20 years and stressed: “It’s to encourage pupils to participate to the best of their own level – it’s not all about winning. It’s about team work and enjoyment.”
Sports represented over the years in the winners’ line-up have ranged from gymnastics and swimming to soccer, rounders, netball tap dancing and hockey.
He stressed that primary schools in particular were vitally important in giving children a good sporting start and added: “I think primary schools do an excellent job in promoting sport. A lot of primary teachers go far and beyond and give up a lot of free time - they are crucial for sporting development.”
Mike’s Sportsworld awards winter 2014/15
Bleasdale CE school: Alisha Hojica-Herrera for excellent football Skills
Calder Vale St. John’s CE school: Eleanor Mason for representing school well at tournaments
Cockerham CE school: Eddie Haigh for proficient football
Dolphinholme CE school: Emily Lavender for being always committed in all sports
Fleetwood Charity school: Colman Hodkinsonfor a great sporting attitude
Forton Primnary school: Rosie Thompson for determination in all sports
Garstang Community Primary: Chloe Wojcik for all her achievements in gymnastics
Garstang St. Thomas CE school : Oliver May For being a sporting allrounder
Garstang Community Academy: Basketball team members - Captain John Challioner, Ellis Couch,George Briault, Chris Dixon, Greg Carter, Elliot Cross and Ellis Hancox
Thurnham Glasson CE school: Wesley Shaw for good behaviour and improved ball skill whilst working with Jordan and Michael
Bilsborrow John Cross CE School: Tag Rugby Team for outstanding sportsmanshipduring the Tag Rugby at Hudson Park
Kirkland and Catterall St. Helen’s CE school: Louise Ashton for gymnastics
Nateby Primary School: Imogen Collinson for all round sporting excellence
Pilling St. John CE school: Freddie Quinn for his attitude and behaviour as an all round good sportsman
SS Mary Michael’s RC school, Garstang: SSMM Dance Club for Outstanding commitment and ability to work as a dance troupe throughout the year
Scorton CE school: Ptolemy Goucher
Stalmine primary school: Maisie Davey for all round excellence in PE
St.Mary’s RC school, Great Eccleston: Mason Paine for trying in all sports
St.Michael’s-on-Wyre CE school: Caitlin Jones for her general contribution to sport
St.Williams Catholic school, Pilling: Matthew Price for his outstanding sportsmanship
Winmarleigh CE school: Joshua Sutcliffe/Eve Raby for taking part in all small sporting events