Congratulations to our Elite Athlete Award Winners!

16th November 2017

We are thrilled to announce the winners of our 2017 Elite Athlete Awards! This year we are recognising the sporting talents of Patrick Sear, Tate Clasby and Akber Naim.

This award recognises students who perform at a county standard or above and rewards them with a financial bursary, to support their continued participation.

The winners received their awards from our Principal and Head of Sport (pictured) at the Old Tauntonian dinner.

Elite Athlete Award Winner: Patrick Sear

Patrick joined us from Upper Shirley High. He is studying physics, chemistry and maths A Level courses, and is a member of our Boxing Academy. Outside of college he coaches and participates in taekwondo, and has secured his third black belt. Patrick won a silver medal in the Under 17 English Open as well as silver and gold medals in the Southern Open. He was also part of an officiating team running the London International Open at the Excel Centre, which was used during the London Olympics.

Elite Athlete Award Winner: Tate Clasby

Tate joined us from Mountbatten School. He completed a level two vocational course in public services and has progressed onto the level 3 course. Tate is a second dan black belt in kick boxing, and has his sights set on becoming a national champion and coaching future national champions. He has been kick boxing since the age 8, and has won the NGMA county tournament for the last two consecutive years!

Elite Athlete Award Winner: Akber Naim

Akber joined us from Cantell School. He is studying criminology, sociology and business studies A Level courses. Akber competed for Team GB in the European games in Cyprus in his chosen sport of taekwondo, where he was narrowly defeated in the quarter finals by Belarus. He holds a gold medal from the 2014 Commonwealth Championships, as well as gold medals from National Championships and one day hopes to compete at the Olympics!

We wish them all great success with their future sporting endeavours!