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Head of Year 10, Steve Mooney and Year 12 student, Matt Dixon were amongst the winners at the Herald Sports Awards held last night to honour the sporting heroes of Plymouth.

The school had five nominees up for awards including Steve Mooney and Dan Gill for Sports Teacher of the Year,   Matt Dixon  (year 12) for Young Sports Personality of the Year, Kay Bryson (Year 13) for Sports Personality of the Year and Head of Sports Performance, Jon Rhodes, for Sports Administrator of the Year.

Steve, who as well as his role as Head of Year 10 teaches the BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport, won the Sports Teacher of the Year Award.  Steve has over 20 years’ experience in teaching sport and is a former England Squash and RFU coach.  He has also been honoured for is volunteering in developing sporting talent by the British Colleges Sport Hall of Fame.  Steve was particularly chosen for his help in bringing out the best in students and helping them to develop their confidence.

Year 12 Matt Dixon, one of Plymouth’s most promising young divers, won the Young Sports Personality of the Year beating off competition from five other young hopefuls.  Matt won Gold at the LEN European Junior Diving Championships last year and attended the Rio Olympics Training  Camp.   He studies for his BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport, as well as taking part in additional training as part of  the school’s High Performance Sports Programme.

Modern Pentathlete, Year 13 Kerenza Bryson, who recently became the top performing GB athlete and finished 8th overall at the Hungarian Indoor Competition in Budapest, took to the stage alongside Olympic and England champions, Ben Proud, Giselle Ainsley, Heather Knight, Nicole Noble, Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch.

Both Matt and Kerenza were also honoured in the Sports Scholars list alongside up and coming young athletes from City College, Marjon and Plymouth University.

Head of Sports Performance, Jon Rhodes, “This is an amazing achievement for the school which is only in its second year.  It puts us firmly on the map when it comes to nuturing Plymouth’s sporting champions of the future and providing great teachers for those who want to pursue careers in sport. “