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Sports College celebrate student's success

17 July 2019

Club Doncaster Sports College hosted their annual sports awards evening on Friday to celebrate another year of success.

A variety of both sports and academic awards were presented to students at the Keepmoat Stadium, who enjoyed a two-course meal in the Legends Lounge, overlooking the recently relayed Keepmoat turf.

The evening celebrated the year 12, year 13 and higher education students, as well as the football and rugby academies, all of whom have finished their studies and training for the academic year.


Special guests, including WBC International Lightweight Champion, Terri Harper, boxing trainer and promoter Stefy Bull, boxing trainer Jimmy Harrington and professional boxer Jimmy Joe Flint, were on hand to present the awards to the students.

Sports College Principal, Adi Turnpenny, said: “The evening is a great opportunity for students to celebrate their achievements together after a year of hard work inside and outside of the classroom.

“Everyone enjoyed the evening and we are already looking forward to next year.”

With plenty of awards up for grabs, there was tough competition in every category. Ethan Hargreaves and Ryan Beal picked up the player of the year awards for the men’s academy first and second team respectively, whilst Tom Grinstead claimed the academy development player of the year.


First-year student and MMA fighter Ayesha Dacunha will go into the Youth MMA World Championships on the back of winning the sportswoman of the year, having excelled throughout the college year.

In the academic presentation, a total of six students were given special recognition awards upon completion of their Bachelor of Science degrees, which were achieved here at the Sports College.

Emily Medlock, Kyle Croft, Steven Swift, John Devnil and Louis Thwaites all received their 5-year recognition awards, whilst Brandon Burke picked up a 3-year recognition award.

Many of the students will progress onto positive pathways including: a second year of study with the Sports College, higher education, apprenticeships and full-time employment.


To round off proceedings, the academy second team were presented with their EFL CEFA North West Championship trophy after winning the league in the 2018/19 season.

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Sports College celebrate student's success