Sophie Weaver is Student of the Year in the Yorkshire Region

NEW College student, Sophie Weaver, has been awarded ‘Student of the Year’ in the Yorkshire Region by the British Sport Colleges for leadership and volunteering.

The ceremony took place at St. George’s Park in Burton-Upon-Trent where Sophie was rewarded for her perseverance, personal achievement and her contribution to developing sporting opportunities, both within college and the wider community. She has taken on the responsibility for the organisation of the Boccia and Wheelchair Basketball teams at NEW College, coordinating practices and rallying the team together despite personal difficulties with a medical condition. She supported and encouraged her teammates to catch up with any work missed to ensure they wouldn’t fall behind, and consistently displayed a high level of sportsmanship.

Coach Andy Green said: “Her patience and motivation have been outstanding which has led to her teammates achieving and feeling good about themselves.”

Sophie is continuing her hard work and has recently begun teaching and coaching New Age Curling, Boccia, and Goalball to the Sports Leaders groups.