Jack Hunt Recognised for Outstanding Contribution to Sport

 Once again it was another fantastic night for Jack Hunt School at the Living Sport Awards.  We were proud to receive a special award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sport’, in recognition of our continued work with junior athletes and with developing Sports Leaders both in school and the local Cluster community.

Year 11 student, Jamie Scholes came away with the Young Sports Performer of the Year Award for his amazing swimming results.  Jamie, a member of the City of Peterborough Swimming Club, specialises in backstroke but also competes in freestyle events. He has recently won a gold and two silver medals at the British Championships in Sheffield and also represented England in an International meet in Italy. Jamie remains one of the fastest in the country in backstroke events in his age group.

Ex-student James Fox was also a winner on the night, he was awarded the Disabled Sports Performer of the Year in recognition of his rowing success as part of the GB LTA4 (Legs, Trunk and Arms) Mixed Coxed Four who recently won Gold at the World Para Rowing Championships.  As Double World Champions, the crew are now preparing for the Paralympics in Rio next year. 

James became part of the GB Paralympic team following a serious car accident which has left him with sufficient immobility in his ankles to qualify for para-rowing classification. He has been competing at local, regional and national level with Peterborough Rowing Club whilst at school as well as representing GB at J16 level in two European championships and a match with France.
 

Assistant Headteacher Chris Game, who received the Oustanding Contribution Award on behalf of the school, said “It was really fantastic for Jack Hunt School to receive this Award. Being recognised for our continued outstanding work from an organisation like Living Sport is a real honour. It was excellent to see the achievements of Jamie Scholes and James Fox celebrated. They have both had wonderful seasons and I know they have worked, and continue to work very hard to be the best they can be"

 

The evening, hosted by Sue Dougan (presenter of the afternoon show for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire), saw talented sportsmen and women, coaches, volunteers, organisations and clubs come together to recognise and celebrate sporting achievements across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The guest speaker was Paralympian, Rob Richardson who having captained the GB Sitting Volleyball team at London 2012 is now a Para-skeleton athlete ranked 7th in the world.