Last night we were delighted to welcome pupils, parents, staff, and our guest speaker Olympic hockey gold medalist Susannah Townsend MBE at the annual Sports Dinner, celebrating another great year of sport at Bromley High School.
“It is a pleasure to celebrate the girls’ achievements alongside their commitment and love for sport. I’m sure they will cherish the special moments they share as a team for the rest of their lives. Thank you to all our pupils for being so dedicated to the School and the PE department.”Victoria Clemens, Director of Sport
We were thrilled to welcome Susannah Townsend, English international field hockey player, as guest speaker for the evening. A fierce competitor, Townsend made her international debut back in 2008 and was part of the Great Britain team that won Olympic Gold at Rio 2016. She also helped England to a remarkable gold at the 2015 Europeans and have a number of other medals from major tournaments to her name too.
Susannah struggled with injury after Rio but has since hit back on all cylinders and played a crucial role as GB qualified for a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. She spoke to our guests about her personal experiences throughout her time at school, and gave invaluable advice to the girls about how to pursue a successful career in professional sport.
Georgia Gray, who was awarded The Castledine Cup for Commitment to Hockey said “The past seven years of hockey at Bromley High have been so incredibly enjoyable and I feel so lucky to have been able to captain such an amazing team for my last year in a sport. I wish next year’s teams every success.
I’m so grateful for the input from teachers, parents and teammates over the last 14 years and I know I have made friendships and memories for life. From winning sports day races in Reception to hockey trust champions in Year 11, sport at Bromley High and hockey in particular has taught me so much about self-belief and resilience and I want to thank the teachers for giving me the opportunity of being sports captain.”
During the evening, the School also launched its new Astro Appeal to raise £300,000 to install a state of the art playing surface for netball, hockey and tennis.
Thank you to all our guests for celebrating the girls’ sporting success, and for continuing to support the School.
The Baylis Leadership Award – Imogen Gush
Allardyce Cup for All Round Sporting Endeavour – Sofie Williams
Cubberley Cup for Commitment -Cerys Seal
Outstanding Commitment to Netball – Ella Gann
The Flannery Cup for most improved senior netball player – Tara Lee
Senior Dance Salver Award – Isabel Dowie
Chase Award for Dance – Charlotte Fitzpatrick & Liberty Lawrence
Butler Award for Dance – Rosie Mabbott
Hancock Trophy for Swimming – Evelyn Davis
The Castledine Cup for Commitment to Hockey – Georgia Gray
Davis Cup for Outstanding Team Member – Alex Georgiadis
Crosley Baggaley 1st XI Player’s Player of the Year – Pippa George
Yr 13 Service Awards
Student Coaching Awards
Gymnastics & Dance Coaching