Students from Skegness Grammar School celebrated claiming second place at the David Ross Education Trust’s (DRET) Winter Cup 2015.
The event, which was held at the University of Nottingham, brought together nearly 1,000 students from across the trust’s secondary academies to compete in football and netball tournaments in a mission to win the coveted Winter Cup.
After securing victories in Year 10 football and Year 11 netball, the SGS team also won silver in Year 7 netball and Year 8 football, and bronze in Year 11 football.
Players of the tournament were awarded to Tarne Cooper, Year 7, who was commended for her outstanding performance and team spirit, and James Cowell, Year 10, who scored a winning penalty for his team.
Alisha Beall, Year 7 from Spilsby, said: “When we first arived in the main hall the atmosphere was electric, it was fantastic to compete against the other teams. There were some brilliant special guests there, and we all worked really hard. I can’t wait for the next event.”
Year 9 pupil Emma Morley added: “It was great fun, and a real challenge. We played really well as a team and it brought us all closer together. Winning the silver medal was amazing.”
SGS headmaster Mr Sprague said: “Our students all worked exceptionally hard to bring home the silver medal from the DRET Winter Cup. The level of skill and talent that was shown on the day was remarkable and we are extremely proud of the whole team.”
The day was attended by former England international footballer Sue Smith and football freestyler Dan Magness as well as three Loughborough Lightning players, who cheered the players on and gave advice on their techniques.
David Ross Education Trust sports enrichment manager Shane Ward said: “I have been so impressed with the level of sportsmanship at this year’s DRET Winter Cup. Every single one of our students gave 100 per cent, working together as a team and competing with pride for their academies.”