End-of-season Sports Awards Dinner

On the evening of Thursday 23rd March Grosvenor’s sporting clubs congregated for the first time as a collective to celebrate the end-of-season GGS Sports Dinner and Awards Ceremony, held in the luxurious surroundings of La Mon Hotel.

Those sports represented at the event were, on the boys' side, rugby, hockey and football and, for the girls, hockey and netball.

The evening began with a short speech from Principal Dr. Vasey, followed by the first showing of the Grosvenor Sports video 2017, expertly put together by P.E. teacher Mr McDowell. Following this awards were distributed to pupils from junior, middle and senior school, punctuated by pauses for the ever- important main course and dessert, of course!

The distribution of each prize was preceded each time by a short speech from the relevant sports coaches, with a full list of winners from the night featured below:

Rugby: Under 13 Player of the Year – Lee Tsung Yung, Most Improved Player – Zelig Young; Under 14 Player of the Year – Thomas Corken, Most Improved Player – Steven Burrows; Medallion Player of the Year – Sam Harman, Most Improved Player – George Gilmore; 2nd XV Player of the Year – Harry Mulligan, Most Improved Player – Dan Whitcroft; 1st XV Player of the Year – Ryan Ashfield, Most Improved Player – Matthew Logan.

Boys’ Hockey: Under 13 Player of the Year – Lloyd Andrews, Most Improved Player – Matthew Curliss; Under 14 Player of the Year - Conor Morrison, Most Improved Player – Jake Murray; Under 15 Player of the Year – Andrew Hagen, Most Improved Player – Ethan Gregg; First XI Player of the Year – Guy Harrison, Most Improved Player – Callum Neill.

Football: Player of the Year - Daniel Larmour, Most Improved Player - Lewis Cunningham.

Girls’ Hockey: U13 ‘B’ Player of the Year – Ellie Fitzsimons, Most Improved Player – Maddie Tittensor; Under 13 ‘A’ Player of the Year - Erin Tumilson, Most Improved Player – Neve Armstrong; Under 14 ‘B’ Player of the Year - Sasha Clare, Most Improved Player - Lucy Johnston; Under 14 ‘A’ Player of the Year – Holly McDowell, Most Improved Player – Alison Riley; Under 15 ‘B’ Player of the Year – Annabelle Fallows, Most Improved Player – Steph Wallace; Under 15 ‘A’ Player of the Year – Emily Young, Most Improved Player – Tia Cashman-Hooke; 2 ‘B’ Player of the Year – Hannah James, Most Improved Player – Erin Wylie; 2 ‘A’ XI Player of the Year – Lucy Armstrong, Most Improved Player– Lauren Moore; 1st XI Player of the Year – Hannah Blair, Most Improved Player – Faye Cherry.                                       

Netball: Minor ‘A’ Player of the Year – Sarah McCreery, Most Improved Player – Olivia Millar; Junior ‘A’ Player of the Year – Cassie Kennedy, Most Improved Player – Hannah Berardi; Inter ‘A’ Player of the Year – Katie Russell; Senior ‘B’ Player of the Year – Madison Weatherup, Most Improved Player – Rebecca Morrow; Senior ‘A’ Player of the Year – Grace McCluney, Most Improved Player – Olivia Lockhart.


Thursday evening’s awards ceremony marked the end of another successful winter sports season in Grosvenor, during which the School’s Under 18 football team successfully defended its 'Danske Bank Northern Ireland Schools’ Cup' title, the Medallion rugby team lost narrowly the final of the Medallion Trophy, the First XV rugby team reached the semi-final of the Subsidiary Shield, the first XI boys' hockey team were semi-finallists in the Burney Plate, the Under 14 boys' hockey team reacehd the quarter final of the Ferris Cup, the first XI girls’ hockey team were finalists in the Ulster Super League Tier two, the second XI girls' hockey team reached the semi-final of the Second XI Shield and the Intermediate netballers were losing semi-finalists in the Northern Ireland Plate. In addition the girls’ senior rugby team will next week contest the final of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup at Kingspan Stadium while, earlier in the year, swimmers Victoria Catterson and Aston Edmond were crowned Ulster champions and cross-country runner Dylan McBride was victorious at the ‘Irish Life Health All Ireland Schools’ Cross Country Championships’ 2017.

As you can see from the above information, sport within GGS continues to thrive and it is therefore fitting that such success was celebrated at last Thursday’s event: although this was the first time that each winter sport has met together to celebrate its achievements at the end of the season, the success of the event will hopefully lead to many more such events over the years to come.

We now look forward to, hopefully, celebrating further sporting achievements during the forthcoming summer season!