4th July 2019 — Emma was nominated for this award by her teachers for her strong record of sporting excellence. Her nomination was then considered by a panel of judges who were impressed by how she has excelled across all sports and her long-standing contribution to sporting life at St Ives. In winning this award, Emma saw off strong competition from a field of exceptional candidates from across United Learning’s national group of schools. Emma was presented with her award at a special ceremony held at Cutlers’ Hall in Sheffield on Friday 28th June by the Chief Executive of United Learning, Jon Coles.
Emma’s sporting achievements are wide-reaching. Her recent achievements include coming seventh in the whole country at the IAPS Swimming Finals in the U11 25m Butterfly, as well as being Captain of the relay team that came fourth in the small schools’ relay. She has achieved qualification times for the Surrey County Championships and is now aiming for the South East regionals. She has also been selected for Surrey County Development Training, an outstanding achievement at such a young age. Emma is also an excellent netball player and has been an exemplary school Netball Captain. She was awarded an Exhibition for Promise in Netball and Swimming at Prior’s Field School earlier this year.
Congratulating Emma, Kay Goldsworthy, Head Teacher of St Ives School, said: “Emma is a promising young sportswoman who remains extremely modest about her achievements. She leads a very busy life in and out of school but manages her time effectively, with enthusiasm and maturity. She works incredibly hard for those around her and is a wonderful role model to our younger pupils. She is a truly talented young sportswoman and we are thrilled she has been given this award.”
Emma Williams said: “I am so happy to receive this award. I love all sports and am really grateful to St Ives for giving me so many opportunities to try so many different sports and play so many competitive matches against other schools”.