Achievements applauded at Awards evening
Faversham Swimming Club hosted their Presentation evening on Friday evening to celebrate all their member’s achievements throughout the year. Trophies were presented by the club’s Chairman, Peter Crouch and Head Coach, Paul Holt, at the Alexander Centre, Faversham.
Swimmer of the year trophies were awarded to Molly Fordyce (9 yrs.), Blake Pearce (10 yrs.), Bella Holt (11 yrs.), Lucy Brimson and Max Fordyce (12 yrs.), Sophie Molton and Harrison Scott (13 yrs.), Eva McIntyre and Nathan Williams (14yrs.), Emily Holt (15 yrs.), Lauren Scott (16 yrs.), Poppy Boorman (17 yrs.) and Rebecca Crouch (18 yrs.).
The Bulbeck trophy was awarded to Neve Smith for showing the most improvement and endeavour during the year in the 11 and under age group. Whilst Mia Kirk was the proud recipient of the Guy Gibb trophy as the most improved swimmer throughout the year. Bella Holt and Thomas Russell received the Higgins Trophies for gaining the highest number of points across all spheres of the swimming club, whilst Max Fordyce and Neve Smith were voted, by the Squad members, as the winners of the John Cabs Trophies.
Awards for the Synchronized swimming section were presented by Synchro Head Coach, Rachel Ing. Nancy Neagle won the Beginners Shield for the most improved beginner with Eleisha Skinner receiving the Vinten Trophy for merit and endeavour in Synchro during the year. The Vinten Shield was awarded jointly to Dervla Murphy and Emily Ing for their commitment, attendance, team spirit and enhancing the name of Synchro.
Giles Govier, Head Water Polo coach, presented the Water Polo trophies. Ollie Nye was the winner of the most improved award, Player’s player, as chosen by the other members, was given to Philip Grunwald and Ed Govier won the of Player of the year trophy. The mini polo player trophy was awarded to Niamh Layzell and the winner of the Junior Player of the year was Dan Brown.
Michaela Harlow presented certificates to the Awards section of the club. This section is swum outside during the summer timetable and encourages swimmers to complete long distance swimming along with lifesaving skills. The Gold Rookie award was achieved by Nathan Williams, Cameron Bullard, Owen Ramsden and Amy Coupe. Ethan Sharman and Molly Fletcher-Hebden both completed their 5000m distance awards along with the Silver Rookie award. Silver Rookie awards were also gained by Daisy Joiner, Holly Joiner and Oscar Williams. The Bronze Rookie Award plus 5000m distance was awarded to Thomas Russell whilst Eva Wade gained the Bronze Rookie award and 1 mile distance. Jamie Spice also completed his Bronze Rookie Award.
Volunteer, Caroline Holt, was awarded the Neame Trophy for her services to the swimming club throughout the year. Chairman Peter Crouch praised Caroline for her positive attitude and dedication in her many roles within the swimming club.
Club colours were then presented to all members that had represented Faversham S.C. in either Water Polo or as part of the competitive swimming squad during 2016/17. Finally the Swimquip trophy was retained by the swim team Dolphins with a total of 1121 points.
Faversham S.C. would like to thank everyone who supported the club by buying raffle tickets and for the local business that kindly donations the generous raffle prizes.