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Simon Green Cup March 2016

The Simon Green Cup for Endeavour is awarded for endeavour in games though consistent commitment, effort and perseverance. The 2016 Lent term award was shared by two recipients, two pupils with much in common but who also are both individual powerhouses bringing their own unique talents into play.

The award citation presented at the Headmaster’s assembly read as follows:

Phoebe Gale has been a vital member of the 1st XI hockey team and 1st VII netball team this term, as indeed she was last year.  She was part of the 1st XI hockey team who played in the national knockout final and won the County cup, all in all an outstanding season.  She has been a key player in the 1st VII netball as well, showing her quality across the sports.  She is also vice-captain of tennis and recently played in the LTA national mixed tennis finals, finishing 5th.  A very fine achievement to have played in two national finals in two sports in the same term. Reliable and calm under pressure, she has risen to the challenges in all sports. Her athleticism and dynamic movement are two attributes that hugely add to the success in any game that she plays.

Tash Gale has also been an ever present player in both the 1st XI hockey and netball teams the last two years where she has been a pivotal player in both sports.  She is also captain of tennis and played in the LTA national mixed tennis finals this term finishing 5th.  Again, a very fine achievement to have played in two national finals in two sports in the same term.  When faced with adversity she is tenacious in her play and continues to give 100% to support her team mates.  Her competitive nature spurs her and her peers on.  Unsurprisingly, success in sport has followed her around.

In Tash and Pheobe we have two highly dedicated sports women.  Awarding both girls this award is no cliché.  It is worth pointing out that in the last 3 years, Tash – has played 152 matches for the College with 52 already in three sports this year and Phoebe – has played 150 matches for the College in the last three years, with 50 already this year.

Both Tash and Phoebe are true all-rounders and we thank them for their commitment.  They are both very worthy joint recipients of this term’s Simon Green award.