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Sports Day 2012.

Sports Day 2012.

 The warm weather made for hot conditions for the annual Sport’s Day which took place on Friday 1st June 2012 at Wilson's Hospital School. The fun started the night before with a limbo competition after supper.

 The main sports events took place on Friday, the final day of term. The events started with the Weafer Mile Race at the front of the school. Adeola won the girls race while the boys race was a very close event. It was won by Mervyn, with Nathan in second place and David in third. These three boys have been competeting against each other in the Aviva Mile training event and are always very close in times.

 Then everyone moved around to the sports pitches where the mini-olympics were held. After lunch competitions re-commenced with the fun races – three legged competitions, wheelbarrow races and queens-chairs runs. These were great fun and one of the high lights of the afternoon. There were 100m sprints to conclude.


There are a wide range of sports trophies awarded at the end of the afternoon. The presentations started with the school remembering the two Andrews who have passed away within the last six months. They were both very much involved with sport in Wilson’s and both young men had great fun on Sports Day. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

 One of the most highly anticipated awards is Athlete of the Year. It is awarded to the pupil who shows a great love for a variety of sports and who also demonstrates true dedication and commitment to sport in general while also encouraging others. Clara was named Girl Athlete of the Year and Glen was named Boy Athlete of the Year.


Other prize winners included:
Girl’s Hockey: Niamh was awarded the Most Improved Player for girl’s hockey and Vicky was named Girl’s Hockey Player of the Year;
Rugby: Fernando was named the Senior Rugby Player of the Year; Monjola was named Junior Rugby Player of the Year; Matthew was the captain of the winning side in the 7 aside rugby and was presented with the Butler Perpetual Award; Niall was awarded the most improved 1st Year Boys Rugby player.
Boys’ Soccer: Daniel was named Boys Soccer Player of the Year;
Girls’ Soccer: Rachel was awarded the Female Soccer Player of the Year award.
Table Tennis:  Patrick was named Table Tennis Players of the Year and Ahmed was awarded the Junior Table Tennis Player of the Year.
Adeola was the junior winner of the race and was presented with The Reg Catchpole Trophy for Junior Sporting Endeavour. Mervyn was the overall winner and was presented with The Weafer Trophy.

In recognition of their selection to represent Ireland at their chosen sports, two specially engraved school crests were awarded. The first went to Isabelle who is on the Irish U15 girls waterpolo team. The second was awarded to Rueben who has played U18 rugby for Ireland this year.

It was a lovely end to the school year. Congratulations to all participants and prize winners.