THE outstanding sporting achievements and contributions to college sport by Richard Huish College students were celebrated at the annual Sports Awards evening last week.

More than 120 students, who have represented the college on a regional and national stage across leagues, cups and festivals throughout the year, together with staff, met at Oake Manor Golf Club.

The evening started with dinner, followed by numerous sports captain speeches, and ended with the college’s major sporting awards.

The major awards went to:

Sportswoman of the Year - Lauren Knight (netball, selected for England Colleges A)

Sportsman of the Year - Andrew Watson (men’s rugby and Bristol Bears Academy player)

Wooden Spoon (biggest Huish character) - Mikolaj Makowsi (men’s basketball)

Captain of the Year - Sam Milliship (women’s rugby)

Coach of the Year - Gary Carter and Johanah Tatterton

Parsloe Cup (male) - men’s rugby (whose charity head shave raised more than £1,000)

Parsloe Cup (female) - Megan Palmer (netball and women’s basketball)

Team of the Year - men’s and women's basketball (the men were South West League champions and AoC Cup silver medallists, the women National Championship silver medallists and National Cup champions)

Finally, 20 students were awarded ‘Huish 20’ medals in recognition of their outstanding contribution to Huish Sport.

They were:

Casey Williams (basketball); Alex Vickery (basketball); Megan Palmer (basketball); Olivia Pearson (basketball); Ella Pinney (basketball); James Bell (basketball); Hannah Delbridge (football); Chloe Cross Henley (netball); Henry Stirzaker (hockey); Jen Poole (badminton); Megan Drawert (hockey); Maya Cox (hockey); Ted Kelly (hockey); Jack Richards (hockey); Andy Watson (rugby); Callum Regan (rugby); Oliver Ryan (rugby); Joel Macfarlane (rugby); Sam Milliship (rugby); Danni Conway (netball).

Connor Sidley-Adams, sports development manager, said: “Once again we have had a fantastic evening celebrating the sporting successes of our students.

"It has been another incredible year of Huish Sport.

"It was particularly great to see how appreciative the students were of their coaches for their hard work, and the pleasure they took in celebrating the achievements and efforts of their peers."