The Sports Personality of the Year for 2015-16 at saltash.net community school is Ryan Winfield. Now studying for his A Levels in the 6th Form, Ryan’s outstanding contribution to PE and games at the school resulted in his nomination for the Pip Miller Memorial Award, donated by ex-governor, Ken Martin in memory of his wife.
Head of PE, Rob Hawkins, explained the reasons why Ryan had been selected, saying:
“This young man has really impressed us over the last 5 years at saltash.net with his attitude, efforts and achievements. He has captained the school team in his year group for all five years winning 5 East Cornwall championships, 3 county championships and reaching the last 32 of the national cup on two occasions.
“As a captain and leader he is vocal and demands high standards. He is always positive and encourages his team mates. He leads by example, giving everything on the pitch, a superb role model of how a footballer should behave. He is brave as well; in the County final against Helston, a clash of heads whilst competing for a high ball, split his head open and required a visit to hospital which meant he missed all the team celebrations at the end of the game. Hopefully this award will make up for that in some way.”