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Active Bradford Sports Award Winners

Southfield triumphed at the inaugural Active Bradford Sports Awards winning in two categories.

On Thursday 25th February representatives from Southfield School attended the inaugural Bradford Sports Awards event at the Bradford Hotel.  The prestigious event is the first of its kind organised by Active Bradford and Southfield were successful in in two award categories. 

Sam Robinson took the Young Disability Sportsperson award.  This is a fantastic achievement for Sam who is an enthusiastic sportsman and takes any opportunity to participate in physical activity.  Sam plays football for Bradford Disability Football Club representing them in the West Yorkshire Disability league and on tours to European countries. Sam enjoys outdoor and adventurous activities, he  climbs and boulders recreationally once a week as well as having represented school in numerous climbing competitions. In the last couple of years Sam has taken up long distance running starting with the Bradford 5km park run.  This has developed in to Sam participating in the Bradford 10km and is now training three times a week in order to achieve his goal of completing the Bradford half marathon.  Sam is a huge sports fan who's dedication and enthusiasm for sport at all levels epitomises the Active Bradford campaign, particularly when cheering on his beloved Bradford City.

Sam stole the show as he walked up to the, stage hands raised and fists pumping, lapping up the applause. 

Southfield was nominated in the Active School category and faced tough opposition in Haworth Primary School.  Parents, carers and students will know first hand our  strong tradition of encouraging and providing participation in sport for the students.  We are delighted to announce that we  fended off the competition to take the award.  Mr Brown and Mr Gilbody were joined on stage by Sam, who received a similar reaction as his earlier visit before being whisked away to be photographed and talk to the press. 

A great night for The Southfield Grange Trust

The Young Male Sportsperson award went to Harris Akbar, a student of partners in Grange Technology College in recognistion of his achievements s a boxer.  Training at the Bradford Police & College Boxing Academy, Harris is a member of the England youth squad and recent accolades include England Youth Champion and Commonwealth Youth Games Gold medallist.

Sam Robinson, Dominic Wall (CEO The Southfield Grange Trust) and Grange student Harris Akbar

 All in all it was a really enjoyable evening and gave some recognition for the achievement of our students and the commitment of all our staff.