Sports leaders success
Westfield invite Sports Leaders of Y7-Y11 and the selection process is tough. Upon being selected the Sports Leaders meet every single Thursday to plan and organize events within our community. We regularly see all 75 Sports Leaders attend the meeting.
Despite the demise of School Sport Partnerships – the Westfield Family of Schools remains strong and we help deliver 20 Sporting Competitions and Festivals each year.
This would not happen without the efforts of the phenomena Sports Leaders.
The leaders run after school clubs, assist with Change4Life Initiatives and help with transition and community evenings in school.
Many of our Sports Leaders go on to volunteer at City Wide events and even International Events and quite simply love helping others. These events range from Sheffield Federation Athletics Events to the British Athletics Championships. Our leaders have assisted across various sports and willingly give time to benefit others.
We have had some incredibly successful individual stories over the years with regards to our Leaders.
Our Sports Leaders have been heavily involved with the Youth Sport Trust. They have been at the forefront of the Sky Sports Living for Sport program. Last year they worked with the YST and delivered Change4Life Clubs to disengaged students within the community and led a Change4Life Festival at the end of the program. This is just one program of many. The Youth Sport Trust have mentioned the Sports Leaders at their Annual Gala Dinner on numerous occasions.
Our Sports Leaders still go on to assist with the Points Leadership Academy and the Sheffield Academy of Young Leaders and constantly strive to be involved in all they can.
I am incredibly proud of all that the Sports Leaders have become and the legacy we have built within Sports Leadership at Westfield.
The average Sports Leader gives over 20 hours voluntarily each year. Considering the fact, we have 75 Sports Leaders – this is remarkable and we are truly making a difference within our community.
This year we reached over 2000 children from within the community.
At Westfield we have some amazing students who are very dedicated to school life, as well as going above and beyond in their own time to demonstrate further determination and try their very best within sport. The following students have each had individual success within their own sports.
Freya Holmes: this year Freya has won a total of 13 gold medals in numerous national and international championship in Kick Boxing.
Last year she was the U11-U12 World champion and this year after being moving up to the U13-U15 category is the current National and international Champion.
She is the epitome of what a dedicated, selfless student should be and has achieved so much over her time at Westfield. In her last tournament she was also awarded Fighter of the Tournament in Ireland. She goes from strength to strength and long may this continue. She makes Westfield proud to have her as a student and as a department we have every confidence that she will go above and beyond her wildest dreams. An absolutely OUTSTANDING role model for all!!!
Connor Thorpe: this year has been phenomenal for Conner as he has gained into the English and British Championships in the coming summer. This is a huge achievement and is solidified by the winning mentality that Connor shows within his swimming and every day commitment. This year Connor has represented Derventio Excel district county swimming club where he has won over 250 medals this year. This is a great achievement and his dedication has been recognised by being selected to gain entry into the English and British Championships.
Connor has also represented the school this year in the sport of Cross Country where by he has placed 3rd in the City of Sheffield overall which gained him entry into the City of Sheffield team. This allowed him to race for Sheffield against other districts and finished 8th overall in standings.
Tahlia Mulleague: Tahlia has had a great year within her chosen sport of Swimming. She is an all rounder within the sport and pushes herself with every opportunity given to her. She has represented the City of Sheffield swim team where she travelled to Portsmouth where she gained PB’s in all of her strokes. She has also won 4 gold medals at NoThrills and 2 bronze medals at Leeds Summer meet. She is a wonderful student and has a chance to win more at the Sheffield Summer meet, along with medal barring at the English National Championships this summer. We wish you all the best!!!
Owen Bradshaw: a wonderful student of Westfield and takes part in an unusual sport for most as he is a National Champion at race walking. Since Y5 Owen has taken part in races to compete against fellow brits and international competitors. His success within this sport has been tremendous and has earned him with an award. The award he received as the Harold Whittam Award for Speed Walking. Owen also gained entry into this year’s South Yorkshire Athletics finals for his race walking and was the overall winner on the day. Another reason why Owen is an amazing athlete and has shown his true potential.
Josh Green: throughout his years at Westfield, Josh has taken part in several different sports but has succeeded mainly within the athletics category whereby he was successful in gaining entry in to the South Yorkshire Athletics Finals in Shot Putt and Discus. He performed extremely well within the competition and became the overall winner in Shot Putt, an excellent achievement. Well done Josh.
Danny Ward: Danny has been a keen rugby player throughout his time at Westfield and has shown a high level of potential throughout. This was finally recognised this year as he was successful in gaining entry into Yorkshires Elite Rugby Development Player Programme (ERDPP). This is a huge achievement that will put Danny in the professional limelight, he will understand what it means to become a professional rugby player, have access to high level coaching and be involved within a senior set up moving forward. This will also open up doorways for Danny to play for England at school boy level. We wish you all the best and we know you will do yourself and your family proud.
Olivia Brothwell: this year Olivia has had a tremendous time within her chosen sport of Trampolining. Her successes have been well recognised within the school and are as follows:
1st in the English Championships for Synchronisation.
Qualified to represent Yorkshire at U14 level.
This is an outstanding level of performance and we wish Olivia all the best for the fourth coming year and her future.
Abi Bates: this year Abi has qualified to gain entry to the NDP qualifiers and came 4th overall which is a great achievement as she represented Yorkshire U13’s last year.
Antony Green: Antony has done extremely well this year in Trampolining as he qualified for the Yorkshire U14’s team. This gained him entry to the National Competitions and came 4th overall in the country!
Mia Molloy: Mia has gone from strength to strength this year in Trampolining as she has qualified in 1st place for the National Championships in Birmingham. This is a great achievement as she has proven a very valuable athlete within her club.
Dance has gone from strength to strength within Westfield and we have some amazing talent on show. Several of our students have competed at National Competitions either in teams, duos or individuals and have all done themselves extremely proud. These include Cole Broughton, Caitlin Lally, Amber Walker, Maddison Lycett Scarlett Pickford, Ellie Herrick and Amber Lidster.
A further mention goes to Nadine Wragg who has performed at the Rotherham Theatre in a production of Chicago. This is a wonderful achievement and shows just how good she is to be in a production of a show that is on the West End and Broadway.
This year has seen some amazing talent within girls Football at Westfield. The girls U14’s have been entered in to the National Competition which is a great achievement. They have also entered into two Futsal competitions where they were second overall in the Sheffield United Competition and semi-finalists in the Futsal National Finals. This is a tremendous achievement that can be built on into next year. Chene Muir has had an outstanding year, whereby she has remained in the England set up and is working hard in the development squad. Chene and Molly Barlow are also involved in the Sheffield United Women’s Academy which is another wonderful achievement, well done girls. Annie Molloy has had a great year of football along with her sister and Lilly Robertson as they have been abroad with their local team. However Annie has been selected for a trial with Sheffield United and we all hope the best for her future.
This has been an exceptional year yet again for football at Westfield. There is so much talent within our school in this sport and here is a rundown of what has been achieved over this year.
Louie Marsh, Callum Hiddleston and Oliver Arblaster won the Riviera Cup in Rimini this year, which they represented Sheffield United Academy. Some great talent on show and we hope moving forward you all gain scholars for the future. Our Y9 boys became the South Yorkshire Champions, as well as having three of their team representing South Yorkshire School boys. Well done to Louis Mattimore, Arjunveer Bassi and Daniel Nelson for this tremendous achievement and to the whole Y9 team. We had double Futsal success for the Y8 boys Futsal team and the Y10 boys Futsal team as they were both crowned the South Yorkshire and district champions. The Y10 boys went one step further by reaching the Futsal National finals where they met some very high quality outfits but managed to do themselves proud, especially Kurtis Havenhand who played two years up. Well done boys we are very proud of you. Finally well done to Oliver Enright and James Simmonite who have both secured entry into the Rotherham United Academy this year.
As always Westfield has a strong Athletics tradition and this year has proven this. The following students have gained entry to this year’s Sheffield City Finals to represent Westfield:
- Owen Bradshaw – 100m and 1200m
- Matt Gale – 300m
- Will Simpson - 300m
- Connor Thorpe – 1200m
- Brad Dransfield – Shot putt
- Patrick Warrington – Shot putt
- James Simmonite – High Jump and 200m
- Ted Wolley – Long jump and 800m
- Charlie Walker – 800m
- Ella Middlebrook - 100m and 200m
This is a tremendous achievement and hopefully we can celebrate city success within athletics. We have also had major success in the team events where by three of our years students have gained entry into the finals. These are the following students representing Westfield in the Sheffield City Team finals:
- Cian Buchanan
- Owen Bradshaw
- Matt Gale
- Jamie Ford
- Jacob Morris
- Will Simpson
- Connor Thorpe
- Jonathan Hiley
- Ted Woolley
- Charlie Walker
- James Simmonite
- Harry Clements
- Patrick Warrington
- Brad Dranfield
- Sophia Cutts
- Kyla Charles
- Evie Russel Ward
- Tilly Russel Ward
- Charlotte Round
- Juliet Booth
Ellie Roebuck: a fantastic year for Ellie Roebuck as she has become a full time professional Goal Keeper at Manchester City FC. A student who always pushed themselves and tried their hardest in every opportunity given to them. She has done herself, her family and the community of Westfield proud. Hope there’s many more great achievements in the long career ahead of you Ellie!!
Dec Erratt-Thompson: Dec has had a tremendous year as he has performed the league and cup double for his age group at Sheffield Wednesday. Such a bright future ahead and we wish you all the luck in the fourth coming year. All the best Dec!!