First Sports Awards Event at Aston Manor

Aston Manor Academy celebrated their first ever Sports Awards Evening in recognition of the outstanding achievements of students from year 7 to year 13.

The event was hosted at Aston Villa FC in their Executive Suite and alumni Rushian Hepburn-Murphy who currently plays for Swindon Town, kindly presented the awards to the students but also spoke of the hard work, training and commitment that is required to succeed in football, plus, the challenges of remaining motivated and fit during the pandemic.

Head Teacher Mrs Sweeney, addressed staff and students and said “I am thrilled that we have been able to organise this event to acknowledge the incredible achievements of our students. You will all later in life appreciate that participating in Sports activities and working together as a team, is key to both providing a balance to your studies, but it also demonstrates commitment to training and your loyalty and obligation you have to your fellow team players in showing up, irrespective of the weather conditions”.

Mrs Sweeney also recognised the uncompromising commitment of all the staff, who tirelessly give up their time to support students with training and travelling to events.

Aston Manor Coaches Marco Pratt (Ex Jamaican International player) Scott Green (previously played for Bolton Wonderers) and Liam Fitzgerald (Aston Villa Academy Coach), presented photos and video footage of students over the course of the year highlighting the achievements of students participating in football and basketball matches, plus those who represented the school at athletic events.

There were cheers and applause as students remembered with fondness, some of the games and challenges of the season!

Students and staff enjoyed an amazing three course meal, followed by a huge celebratory chocolate cake, to mark the first sports awards event at Aston Manor Academy and Sports Academy.