Distribution of Honours Blazers

Congratulations to five of Grosvenor’s outstanding sporting stars whose achievements were recognized when they became the first recipients of the School’s new Honours Blazer at an Honours Assembly, held in the William Moles Hall just before they departed on examination study leave in May.

Pupils Erin Caughey (Upper Sixth, girls' rugby), Stuart Nelson (Form Five, cricket), Callum Byers (Lower Sixth, football), Sarah Beck (Upper Sixth, gymnastics) and Emma Ludlow (Upper Sixth, table tennis) were recognized for a range of impressive achievements that have seen them compete at an elite sporting level over the past couple of years.

In Erin’s case her award came in recognition of her selection to captain the Ulster Under 18 women’s Rugby team at the 2014 Interprovincial Championships, held in Dublin earlier in the year, as well as securing her first Irish Under 18 Sevens cap at the European Championships, held in Sweden.

Footballer Callum received his blazer in recognition of his selection to represent the Northern Ireland Under 18 Schoolboys team in a series of friendly and competitive fixtures over the course of the season, including in the prestigious Centenary Shield, against England, Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland.

Cricketer Stuart has also achieved a number of representative selections over the past couple of years, most notably in captaining the N.C.U. (Northern Cricket Union) Under 15 XI, as well as achieving selection to represent Ireland at the Under 15 European Championships, held in England during the summer of 2014.

Table tennis player Emma, meanwhile, was rewarded for her continued excellence in her chosen field, where she represented Northern Ireland at senior level at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, held in Glasgow, and was also crowned All-Ireland senior Champion in 2014.

For Sarah, finally, her achievements over the past twelve months include, like Emma, competing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, but also gaining selection to represent Ireland at the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships, held in China, following which she became the first Irish competitor to ever have a gymnastics move approved and named after them.

The awarding of Honours Blazers, for the first time in Grosvenor’s history, comes following an extensive review of the School’s Honours Policy, led initially by Dr Vasey and subsequently by Dr Rolleston, with further awards sure to be allocated in the forthcoming academic year.

Well done to all five of Grosvenor’s pupils who were rewarded with the School’s top honour in May and we wish them all the best of luck in their respective sports over the coming seasons

Left to Right: Grosvenor pupils Emma Ludlow, Stuart Nelson, Callum Byers, Erin Caughey and Sarah Beck, pictured alongside Dr. Vasey, who were each amongst the first recipients of the School's prestigious Honours Blazers in May