5th July 2022
The NSCG Academy of Sport students were recognised at the annual awards evening that took place on Wednesday June 22.
The awards ceremony that took place on Wednesday evening was a wonderful celebration for everyone at the Academy of Sport. It highlighted the outstanding achievements of the athletes, volunteers and sports teams who represent NSCG.
The Sportsperson of the Season was awarded to Niamh Harding. Studying BTEC Health & Social Care, Niamh has represented the college in three different sports – Football, Badminton and Volleyball. She has been selected for the England Junior Volleyball training group, as well as showing great dedication to playing the Senior National League. Adding to her accolades, Niamh also represented NSCG in the Regional Badminton Championships, where she qualified for the National Championships. Her enthusiastic and positive manner makes her a natural team captain and she is very much a leader both off and on the court, helping coach juniors within her local Volleyball club and using her experience to help others grow in the sport. Niamh is an excellent role model for all female sport students at the college and is an inspiration to all at the Academy of Sport.
The Male Elite Sportsperson of the Year was awarded to Louis Coggins. Picking up a variety of sports from a young age, particularly in Hockey, having represented his county at the age of 10, to making extraordinary progress to representing England. Louis has continued to show his dedication to the sport during his college career and was awarded the Jack Dulson Award for his services to Junior Hockey. With his exceptional talent, Louis was offered the opportunity to study a Diploma in Sporting Excellence in Volleyball. Within the College Volleyball Academy, Louis has led the team in what has been the most successful year for the academy. The men’s team achieved gold at the AOC National Championships and the National Knockout Cup, Louis also guided the mixed team to win the National Knockout Cup. Three medals is an incredible achievement, showing Louis as an incredible student with an admirable conduct towards his sport.
The Female Elite Sportsperson on the Year was awarded to Hollie Maddox. The last two years have seen Hollie study a Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Children’s Play Learning and Development, as well as her excellent performance in Netball. Hollie’s commitment both on and off the course has been first class. This year, she was selected for the Netball England Colleges Squad which has seen her play nationally and internationally. Hollie is a player who leads by example, has a great mentality, and is an inspiration to all players at the Academy of Sport.
The Team of the Season was awarded to the NSCG Volleyball Team, consisting of 29 players across the men's and ladies groups. This season has been an excellent showcase of their talent, with the team being the first ever NSCG squad to reach the Association of Colleges (AoC) National Knockout Cup Finals in the men’s, ladies and mixed competitions, bringing home gold medals from all games.
|Award Title||Winners||Runners Up|
|AGFA Ladies Team Player of the Season 2021/22||Mollie Newton||Harriet Grimshaw and Lauren Riley|
|AGFA Most Improved Player of the Season 2021/22||Jack Clegg||Rhys Cooper and Jake Wise|
|Newcastle AGFA 1's Team Player of the Season 2021/22||Lewis Jackson||Ben Hewitt and Jake Wise|
|Newcastle AGFA 2's Team Player Of the Season 2021/22||Kyle Dale||Rhys Cooper and Corey Mercieca|
|Newcastle Football Cat 3 Team Player of the Season 2021/22||Momin Mousa||Joao Grimaldi and Lucas Stubbs|
|AGFA Ladies Players Player 2021/22||Harriet Grimshaw||No Runners Up|
|Rugby Team Player of the Season 2021/22||Ethan Fullbrook||Jack Jameson and Michael Harris|
|Basketball Team Player of the Season 2021/22||Dan Teague||Alias Bournissa and Lloyd Hargreaves|
|Female Elite Sportsperson Of the Season 2021/22||Hollie Maddox||No Runners Up|
|AOS Sportsperson of the Season 2021/22||Niamh Harding||No Runners Up|
|Male Elite Sportsperson of the Season 2021/22||Louis Coggins||No Runners Up|
|Men's Volleyball Team Player Of The Season 2021/22||Jack Harper||Louis Coggins and Elliot Wilde|
|Ladies Volleyball Team Player Of The Season 2021/22||Niamh Harding||Michelle Amanfi and Libby Kavanagh|
|Netball 1st Team player of The Season 2021/22||Hollie Maddox||Lottie Anderson and Jess Minshull|
|Netball 2nd Team Player of the Season 2021/22||Megan Cappaert||Lilly Steele and Beth Philips|
|Academy of Sport Team of the Season 2021/22||NSCG Volleyball Team||No Runners Up|
|Stafford AGFA 1's Managers Player of the Season 2021/22||Luke Moreton||No Runners Up|
|Stafford AGFA 1's Players Player of the Season 2021/22||Charlie Jessup||No Runners Up|
|Stafford AGFA 2's Managers Player of the Season 2021/22||Zak Grube||No Runners Up|
|Stafford AGFA 2's Players Player of the Season 2021/22||Devon Pollard||No Runners Up|