Olympic cyclist in the hot seat at Giles awards night


SEVENTEEN awards were handed out to young sports stars at the Giles Academy’s first sports awards evening.

The awards were presented by guest speaker Olympic cyclist and silver medallist Bryan Steel.



Megan Dunn and Harry Ashton, both Year 11 pupils, picked up Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year respectively.

Megan was nominated for her commitment to school sport during her time at Giles, and her skills in inspiring and leading other young athletes.

She plays on many school teams including netball, football, basketball and rounders.

She faced tough opposition from Lincoln City Ladies goalkeeper Shannon Halliday and Wimbledon tennis player Madeline Verdegaal.

Harry, who has recently been awarded a two year football scholarship with Grimsby Town, was nominated for his achievements in and out of school.

He captained the Lincolnshire Schools Under 16s football team and competes in numerous other sports. He was nominated against Daniel Worthington and Billy Hodgkiss.

Bryan Steel took the time to show many of the students, parents and friends his bronze medal from Sydney in 2000, and his silver from Athens in 2004.

The evening was organised by Lincolnshire Sports Partnership and hosted by BBC Lincolnshire’s Scott Dalton.