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Roy Burrell Awards

13th March 2019

Six Melbourn students have received Roy Burrell Awards for their sporting success.

The annual Cambridge and District Secondary School Sports Association celebration honours Year 11 students who are attaining highly in their chosen sport and who go above and beyond in volunteering as sports leaders.

Joseph Randall (swimming), Oliver Jones (hockey), Cameron King (football), Holly Henry-Barnett (dance), Maya Ireland (dance) and Joshua Biddlecombe (hockey) were among students from across Cambridge to receive awards at the ceremony at Netherhall School last night.

Former England and Great Britain hockey player Helen Richardson-Walsh was the guest speaker and she told the audience of recipients and their families of her highs and lows in sport and competing in three Olympic Games. She also brought her two Olympic medals.

She also presented the students with their awards, set up in memory of a former Chesterton headteacher who died aged only 49, and offered advice and encouragement on being a high-performing athlete.

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