08 May 2018
Sports Award Dinner

Sport Awards

By Maud Bonham Carter, 6.2, Sports Don and Graeme Coulter, Head of Tennis
Last Thursday was the annual Sports Award Dinner. This dinner is a replacement of the sports colours for those who have heavily contributed to sport. Dinner was held in the Dining Hall decorated with white bunting, balloons and flowers along the table. The dinner ‘kicked-off’ with Spencer Leach talking about boys’ sport. The first award was presented to Olivia Steel for her ‘Outstanding Personal Achievement’ for all her success in GB hockey goal keeping. The second award was ‘Sportsman of the Year’ and was won by Max Simmons for first class contribution to the football, basketball, rugby and athletics teams. Dinner continued with live music from Chilli Chilton, Finn Davidson, Michael Rice and Ollie Meredith. Helen Retter spoke about the girls’ sport achievements and Graeme Coulter spoke about tennis. The next presentation was the ‘Sportswoman’ of the year and this went to Maud Bonham Carter (view photo). The evening concluded with a massive thank you to Helen Retter, in recognition for her incredible contribution to sport at the school – Helen will be retiring after this term, having given 18 years to Bedales School. She will be greatly missed in the Sports Department. Thank you very much to everyone who arranged the dinner and a massive thank you to the catering team who cooked a lovely meal.