John Ferneley College reflects on top year of sport

John Ferneley College students show off their new sports kits designed and produced in association with Melton Sports PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-150625-124330002

John Ferneley College students show off their new sports kits designed and produced in association with Melton Sports PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-150625-124330002

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John Ferneley College has reflected on a year of sporting success at its annual sports days.

Sport was given a greater priority at the Melton school this year with the appointment of Paul Jacobs as Sports Ambassador.

The academy provided more opportunities to represent the school in a variety of sports, to act as leaders in local competitions, trips to high profile sporting events and to create more coaching role in new sports.

Mr Jacobs said: “This has all been achieved without diluting Ferneley’s success on the sports field.

“Highlights this year have included the Year 11 footballers winning their league and reaching the county cup semi-final, the Under 16s golf team winning the county championships, and the Under 15 volleyball team who were runners-up in the county championships.”

Mr Jacobs thanked new teachers Natalie Mester, head of PE, and Amy Kingerley, alongside existing colleague Danielle Hibbitt, for their ‘massive contribution’ in providing extra-curricular opportunities.

New town business Melton Sports has provided the new-look Ferneley with polo shirts and hoodies for their BTEC Sports and GCSE PE students.

Mr Jacobs added: “The school council also worked with Melton Sports and together they designed and produced kits for the school rugby, athletics and girls’ football teams.”