Sports Presentation Evening caps stunning year of success for Seevic Storm

Thursday, 09 July 2015

Eddie Kay Trophy winner Rhianna WardSports students and staff at Seevic College celebrated a record-breaking year of team and individual success at the College’s Sports Presentation Evening 2015.

Rhianna Ward, 18, goal shooter for Seevic Storm Netball, took home the prestigious Eddie Kay Trophy - awarded for academic and sporting excellence – on a night of glitz and glamour at The Mill Arts and Events Centre in Rayleigh on Friday 12 June.

The evening also saw awards presented to men’s football captain Brandon Fry, 18, (Male Sports Personality of the Year), netball captain Callie Worth, 18, (Female Sports Personality of the Year), Director of Rugby Danny Cleare (Coach of the Year) and the Women’s Basketball Team (Team of the Year).

Eddie Kay Trophy winner Rhianna lives in Leigh-on-Sea and previously attended The Deanes School.  She now plans to study BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science at St Mary’s University, Twickenham.

Women's Basketball - Team of the YearShe said: “Finding out that I achieved the Eddie Kay Trophy came as a big surprise to me. It showed that over the two years of studying at Seevic all my hard work and time spent completing the assessments paid off.

"Through the success of the netball team I’ve had the chance to play at a number of prestigious tournaments, become a better team player and developed new skills on and off the court.

“I’ve greatly appreciated the support of the teaching staff at Seevic and am looking forward to starting university. My longer term goal is to specialise in Biomechanics or Physiology, assisting sport performers in achieving their optimum potential.”

The Women’s Basketball Team took home the Team of the Year award after a stunning season that saw them win the AoC Sport Performance League, take silver medal at the National Championships and finish runners up in the Essex Cup.

Male Sports Personality of the Year, Brandon FryMeanwhile, Francesca Rickwood, 18, was presented with the Outstanding Achievement Award. Francesca, who lives in Chelmsford and previously attended The FitzWimarc School, is a world holder in her weight category for powerlifting.

The annual event followed an unprecedented year of success which saw the College’s sports programme cement its status as one of the most successful in England.

Highlights of the year have included:

  • Men’s Rugby - National runners up in the NatWest Schools Vase at Twickenham
  • Men’s Football – AoC Sport Eastern Region champions
  • Men’s Basketball – Essex Cup winners
  • Women’s Netball – National semi-finalists
  • Women’s Basketball – AoC Sport Performance League winners.

Female Sports Personality of the Year Callie WorthHead of Competitive Sport at Seevic College Craig Davidson said: “It’s been an exceptional year for sport at Seevic College, making this year’s presentation evening a fantastic celebration of sporting achievement.

“We’ve enjoyed phenomenal success across our team and individual sports provision. Women’s sport also continues to thrive at the College, evidenced by the success of our women’s basketball team.”

Seevic College competes at the highest level of national competitions. Sports offered include rugby, football, basketball, netball, volleyball, badminton, tennis, table-tennis, trampoline, golf, swimming and athletics. 

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