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The Arches School Sport Partnership wishes to recognise the hard work that goes in to Physical Education and Youth Sport both in schools and within community settings across the city of Sheffield. The high quality opportunities that are provided mean that children have the opportunity to reach their maximum potential in their chosen sport.

The Arches Athletes Programme looks to highlight young people who are already on their way to becoming sporting superstars and hopes that this recognition will further inspire then to keep going!

As well as this the Arches School Sport Partnership have a Gifted and Talented Programme throughout our competition structure and hold Gifted and Talented Holiday Camps which include, inspirational talks, professional athlete testing and nutritional guidance for our stars of the future.

Player Profiles
Bilal Akhtar

School:
Tinsley Meadows Primary School

Sport:

Cricket, Football & Running

Achievements:

- Plays clubs cricket at Sheffield United Cricket Club
- Plays football at Tinsley Juniors Football Club
- Won Raynor Trophy for Sheffield Cricket U11 and had the best bowling figures with 5 wickets for only 4 runs in 3 overs
- Represented school as a Y5 when in Year 4
- Played on Headingley Pitch during the England vs Pakistan Test match

Aspirations:

To continue playing cricket for the local club and to one day reach the England Cricket Team

Niyaab Shah

School:
Abbeyfield Primary Academy

Sport:

Football

Achievements:

Following sessions in School Niyaab was chosen for trial at Sheffield United Academy. Following two weeks trial period was successfully given a place in the academy side.

Aspirations:

To play more for Sheffield United Ladies and to play football at the highest level

Tom Irwin

School:
Beck Primary School

Sport:

Rugby League

Achievements:

Tom has played rugby for the Hillsborough Hawks for the past 2 seasons. His pace is utilised to help him play on the wing. Tom trains every week and plays matched on Saturdays throughout the season travelling across Yorkshire to play fixtures. Tom loves taking conversions and isn't a massive fan of the concussions! Tom has won a number of awards including 'Man of Steel', 'Top Tackler' and ' Parents Man of the Match'. 

Aspirations:

Tom would love to become a professional Rugby player and is determined to play as often as he can. He would love to see more people playing rugby from Beck and other schools. Tom cant wait to see what new sports school can show him this coming year.

Kanza Hussain

School:
Tinsley Meadows Primary School

Sport:

Cricket, Running, Athletics

Achievements:

- Attends all sports clubs at school both at lunchtime or after school
- Represented the school at the South Yorkshire County Final for Cricket
- Practices for tournaments at home and supports the learning of others in the "This Girl Can" sports club at school
- Holds the school record for the Speed Bounce at the school

Aspirations:

- To continue playing sports at Secondary School and encourage other girls in to playing sport
- Win a sports competition representing school

Jack Burrows

School:
Nether Green Junior School

Sport:

Diving

Achievements:

Jack currently takes part in Diving at the Sheffield Diving Club based at Ponds Forge Sheffield and dedicates a large number of hours per week in to training and competing. Jack has represented his county and has just progressed on to the elite Level Diving Squad for his age.

Aspirations:

To win a gold medal at the Olympics and compete for Team GB

Lovina Dixon

School:
Abbeyfield Primary Academy

Sport:

Athletics

Achievements:

Fastest girl in the whole school and won every race representing her school in both the Sports Hall and Outdoor Athletics competitions.

Aspirations:

To represent Sheffield as a Sprinter where possible

Isabelle Grace Murphy

School:
Coit Primary School

Sport:

Basketball

Achievements:

Isabelle represented the school team for year 4 hotshots basketball who progressed through to the South Yorkshire School Games Finals last academic year. Isabelle scored 4 baskets in her team at the finals and was the only girl in her team to score at the county finals. Isabelle was talent spotted and offered sessions at the Sheffield Hatters Basketball Club.

Aspirations:

To continue to play basketball as much as she can in to Year 5.

Alex Yeardley- Monach

School:
Shooters Grove

Sport:

Football
Tennis

Achievements:

Captain of Wisewood FC
Won Players Player of the Season and Player of the Season scoring 51 goals in 2nd season and 24 assists in 3rd season.

Tennis
Plays for Brentwood Tennic Club since 3 years of age and reached the Sheffield Y3/4 Tennis final with school team.

Aspirations:

To become a professional footballer. Failing that to play any other sport to the highest level possible. 

Hafeez Ahmed

School:
Abbeyfield Primary Academy

Sport:

Cricket

Achievements:

Year 4 Cricket School Team Runners Up- Drax Competition
Year 5 Cricket School Team- Winners
Talent spotted and now plays for Shiregreen Cricket Club Under 11s weekly

Aspirations:

To play representative cricket for South Yorkshire as a junior and to play for Yorkshire CCC as an adult

Gemma Thomas

School:
Beck Primary School

Sport:

Roller Hockey- Sheffield Wildcats

Achievements:

Gemma attends every after school club going at her school and absolutely loves sport and PE. This year her passion for sport has continued outside of school and she now regularly attends the Sheffield Wildcats Roller Hockey Training on a Wednesday Evening at Concord. Gemma has found her forte currently as the clubs goalkeeper however as she also likes scoring she plays striker every so often.

Aspirations:

Gemma has ambitions to see more people in Sheffield undertaking roller hockey and would love to see more children from her school attending.
Gemma loves sort and plans to continue her participation and attend every after school club this year too!

Lola Pritchard

School:
Nether Green Junior School

Sport:

Gymnastics

Achievements:

Lola has done gymnastics for a number of years and spends a number of hours per week training and competing across the city and across the region. Lola has won a number of medals at Yorkshire Gymnastics Competitions and continues to impress and improve.

Aspirations:

Lola would like to represent her country at Gymnastics and one day win an Olympic Gold Medal

Sarah Robertshaw

School:
Malin Bridge Primary School

Sport:

Cross Country

Achievements:

Sarah has been running in the Cross Country events for Malin Bridge. This year is her first full year running in the Year 4 girls races. She has finished in the top three on 3 occasions and finished 4th overall.

 

 

Aspirations:

Sarah would like to continue running in the cross country and develop into a track athlete. She will race in all the cross country events next year for Malin Bridge, it will be tough as she has now gone into Year 5 and racing against Year 6 girls. Sarah is a member of the Hallamshire Harriers and her ambition would be to run at the Olympics one day.

 

Abdulrahman Asad

School:
Byron Wood Primary School

Sport:

Football

Achievements:

- Plays for Young Owls Junior Football Club
- In his debut season for Young Owls Under 7's he finished the season as the clubs top goalscorer (45 goals)
- Greatest achievement so far was being chosen as the 2015/16 Player of the season for Young Owls under 9's.
- Has won numerous trophies & medals with Young Owls
- Played on the Bramall Lane pitch (home of Sheff Utd) representing the Sheff Utd Elite Development Squad.
- As a Year 4 pupil Abdul was called up to the Year 6 school football team and on his full debut scored a hatrick in a 3-3 draw

Aspirations:

To play for Manchester Utd. & England.

Rickeem West

School:
Pye Bank CE Primary

Sport:

Taekwondo, Swimming & Football

Achievements:

Swimming - completed stages up to stage 6 in the accredited programme Learn to swim. 

Football- Rickeem plays for Caribbean FC. He is currently playing for the under 11's where most of the other team members are two years older than him. Rickeem has won player of the season and two cup finals whilst playing two years above his age group. 

Taekwondo- at 9 years old achieved his 1st Poom black belt which is recognised world wide as he has his official certificate from Korea. Rickeem has been recognised for his hard work and commitment to the sport and was awarded a trophy for this. He's won the Quest 121fighting tournament and come second in the Quest pattern tournaments. 

Aspirations:

"I want to become a professional football player or a Taekwondo coach so I can teach young child all I know."

Kasim Naveed

School:
Pye Bank CE Primary School

Sport:

Taekwondo 

Achievements:

Kasim has achieved a 1st Poom black belt in Taekwondo. He is know recognised world wide for his achievements in his black belt as he has received his official certification from Korea.


Aspirations:

Kasim wants to achieve his Honour belt which is a 10th Poom black belt and would take many many years, however he is commented to achieving his target.

Charlotte Mettam

School:
St Mary's Catholic Academy- High Green

Sport:

Ice Skating

Achievements:

Charlotte has achieved her Learn to Skate Level 1-8 through Skate UK. As well as this Charlotte has achieved a Bronze and Silver Skate UK Star Certificate

Aspirations:

Charlotte's aspirations are to become an Ice Dancer or figure skater