College sportsmen and women recognised for achievements
College students were honoured for their sporting achievements at an awards ceremony.
The annual John Leggott Sports Awards evening celebrated the efforts of students in more than ten sports teams. They included men's and women's football and hockey, mixed hockey, rugby, basketball, netball, swimming and athletics.
More than 50 awards were given out at the ceremony, held at Scunthorpe's Wortley House Hotel. The main awards, the Des Comerford Award for Outstanding Achievement in sport, were given out at the end of the night.
Danny Bournes, 17, from Bottesford, came in joint first place for his efforts in academy rugby. He also scooped a separate award which named him Best Newcomer in the sport.
He said: "It is really good.
"It came as a surprise when I found out I had won. I proved myself. I have been playing rugby for 11 years."
Other awards given out on the night included prizes for Coaches' Players of the Year, Players' Players of the Year, Most Improved Players of the Year and Best Newcomers.
Grace Toplass won an award for Best Newcomer in women's football.
She was also part of the women's football team which claimed third place in the Des Comerford Award for Outstanding Achievement.
The 16-year-old, from Scunthorpe, said: "It was a surprise. I have been playing football for eight years. I do it mainly for fitness but I enjoy it. It was a nice surprise."
The ceremony also included a speech by Scunthorpe United goalkeeper Sam Slocombe, who spoke about his own experiences in education and sport. He said: "It is always nice to be acknowledged for the things that you do, whether it's academic or not. If you do your studies, you have everything there for the rest of your life.
"The harder I worker, the luckier I got."
Rewiti Vaimoso, a winger at Scunthorpe RUFC, performed the Haka – a traditional Maori war dance from New Zealand.
Fallen Hero sponsored the awards and owner Des Comerford said it was nice to put something back into the community. He said: "We have always been very close friends with John Leggott College."