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Sports Volunteer of the Year

Lady Manners School Sixth Former, Isobella Cottrell, has beaten off a very high level of competition to win the Sports Volunteer of the Year award in the Derby Telegraph Sports Awards.

This award recognises an individual who gives up so much of their own time to provide the county with their help and support in any sport and physical activity discipline. The award is presented to an inspirational individual and example of true dedication, who is involved in helping to engage others in sport and physical activity, as well as being a valuable part of their community.

Izzy was nominated in the category having won the same award at the Derbyshire Dales District Awards last month. Both she and Phoebe Whiteley – a fellow Sixth Former, Sports Leader and friend – who was highly commended in the same category, were nominated at this event.

Izzy has completed over 300 hours of volunteering within the school’s PE Department helping in lessons, and at extra-curricular events. Izzy manages our Year 9 Netball Team (who claimed the County Championships this week) and helps with netball for Years 7 right through to 10. Izzy regularly stays after school to umpire matches. She has also been heavily involved in our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) PE scheme where she planned and delivered weekly sessions.

Miss Pownall-Jones, Head of PE at Lady Manners School said: “Many congratulations to Izzy and to Phoebe, who are both highly valued by the PE Department and all at Lady Manners School. We are very proud of them both”.