Sports Awards 2023

On Friday 28 April we held our magnificent annual Sports Awards Dinner at Ewood Park, the home of Blackburn Rovers FC.

Thank you to everyone who was in attendance for what proved to be a great evening of awards and entertainment! Big congratulations to all those students who won an award for their sporting endeavours over the past year. It was a fantastic way to celebrate some of the sporting talent that is on show at Westholme.

Attendees entered the Jack Walker stand through the main reception and were given the opportunity to get a photograph on the side of the pitch beforehand, walking past the changing rooms and through the tunnel to look out onto the famous pitch. After grabbing a photo with family and friends, they headed upstairs to the main function room where the event was being held and took to their seats.

The student entertainment at the beginning of the event set the tone brilliantly with musical, dance and sporting performances. Then followed the speeches by staff and guest speaker Mr Ali Ghazanfar, former Pakistan Hockey Captain and former Olympian at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Greece. After an inspirational speech it was time for a delightful four course dinner and the presentation of the awards themselves.

Members of the sports staff welcomed their students up for the awards, giving them warm congratulations for their efforts and achievements throughout the year.

Finally, Dr Robson closed the evening with a speech and was followed by some music and the opportunity for students, parents and members of staff to unwind and mingle.

We’d like to say a sincere thank you to the members of staff that were involved in the organising of the evening, and well done to everyone who won!