The annual Sports Awards at Godolphin is one of the highlights of the year, eagerly anticipated by girls and staff throughout the school. This year’s was particularly memorable as the Guest Speaker was Hollie Webb MBE, Olympic Gold Medallist and GB Hockey player.
Hollie’s inspiring speech described her amazing journey to the Olympics final in Rio in 2016 culminating in a magnificent video which brought tears to the eyes and rousing applause from the audience. The moment when she scored the winning goal that won Great Britain the gold medal during the penalty shoot-out was particularly spine-tingling.
She went on to hand out medals and awards to those who had really improved or excelled in their sports. Main awards for outstanding achievement in Athletics went to Anna Merritt for being ranked first in the UK in U15 Discus and 3rd in the Hammer. International Honours were awarded to Isobel White U19A Wales and Emily Caswell U19A England with Most Improved Performer to Milly Barker and Sports Personality to Honor Westall. For the third time, Emily Caswell received Sports Woman of the Year, for her outstanding contribution to a wide range of sports teams at Godolphin.
Speaking afterwards, Sarah Pokai, Head of Sport, said, ‘It was a privilege to hear Hollie’s inspirational story and see how it affected the girls, who were visibly moved by her words. What a fitting celebration of an exceptional year in Godolphin Sport.’