Anna wins school’s top sporting honour

June 15, 2023

Luella and Anna won two of the main awards

A talented all-round sportswoman has carried off the top individual honour in the annual Celebration of Sport at Monmouth School for Girls.
Anna was an excellent captain of the first team netball squad and has represented the school in first team hockey and lacrosse this year.
Anna, who was crowned Sportswoman of the Year, was a starter for Severn Stars Under-19s and represented Wales Under-21s in netball, aged just 17 years.
The Sportswoman of the Year honour is given to the pupil who has achieved outstanding accolades and representation in sport, whilst juggling the commitments of other sports and academia.
Director of Sport, PE and Dance at Monmouth School for Girls, Mrs Caroline Jones, said: “Anna’s commitment to sport has been outstanding since she joined the school in Year 7, and she thoroughly deserved this award.”
Luella, also a student in Year 13, was recognised for her outstanding commitment to school sport when she received The Waller Shield.
Luella represented the first team at both hockey and netball teams this season and was an outstanding captain of the lacrosse first team, despite suffering a serious knee injury in November.
The Waller Shield was originally presented to the school by the leavers of 2017 for commitment, dedication and all-round sporting prowess to a Year 13 student.
Mrs Jones said: “Luella’s commitment to school sport started when she first joined Haberdashers; Monmouth in Year 3 and she thoroughly deserves her award.”
More than 40 senior pupils gathered at the school in glorious weather for this week’s outdoor Celebration of Sport, which included a barbecue.
Professional cricketer, Sophia, who has been playing for Western Storm this summer, won the Cricketer of the Year prize.
Megan clinched the Golfer of the Year honour, while Laura was the Lacrosse first team Player of the Year and Annie was the Netball first team Player of the Year.
Sophie was the J18 Rower of the Year and Lauren, the Senior Tennis Player of the Year.
Full list of winners for 2023: Sportswoman of the Year: Anna; The Waller Shield: Luella; Cricketer: Sophia; Golfer: Megan; Hockey 1st team player: Freya, 1st team most improved: Zoe; Lacrosse 1st team player: Laura, 1st team most improved: ZsaZsi; Netball 1st team player: Annie, 1st team most improved: Emily; 2nd team player: Grace; 2nd team most improved: Bella; Rower: J16 rower: Hannah, J16 most improved: Freya, J18 Rower: Sophie, J18 Most improved: Abbie; Senior tennis player: Lauren.

Award winners at the annual Celebration of Sport at Monmouth School for Girls