Shrewsbury School

Fives: Salopians nominated for all categories of EFA Awards

Saturday 14 April 2012

We are delighted that Salopians feature in every category for the 2012 EFA Awards, which will be presented in London on 12th May.

On that day, the announcements will be made by OS Peter Worth - Chairman of the EFA and currently President of the Salopian Club - and presented to the winners by OS Richard Barber - President of the EFA.  Not, of course, that we will be expecting this to have any bearing on the results!

Player of the Year
Seb Cooley, our Fives coach and physics/maths master, is one of 5 nominees for this award.


EFA Awards 2012

EFA Awards 2012

Young Player of the Year (Under 21)
Both Henry Lewis Jack Hudson-Williams, our first pair, are among the 6 nominees for this category.



EFA Awards 2012

Team of the Year
Five teams have been put forward for this category.  The entry for Shrewsbury reads "Shrewsbury School Fives has been on the up for a number of seasons but this year was full of success even by their standards. Over 90 Shrewsbury pairs took part in the National Schools' Championships across the age groups and they were rewarded by having two pairs in the final of the Open, a rare feat and the first time it has been achieved by Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury pairs also won the boys Under 14 and girls Under 17 beginners competitions to prove that the conveyor belt of new talent is running smoothly."

The Oxford University Ladies team is also in the Team of the Year category, having been "well led" by OS Alice Walker (MSH 2008-2010).

National Schools' Championships 2012

EFA Awards 2012

EFA Awards 2012

Coach of the Year
Seb Cooley and Grant Williams are jointly nominated for the EFTA Coach of the Year, as is OS George Thomason (G 2006-2011) who has helped Rydal Penrhos School in Colwyn Bay to make their mark in the Fives world this season.

EFA Awards 2012

Special Contribution to Fives
"The rise and rise of Shrewsbury School Fives in recent years has been masterminded by Master-in-Charge Andy Barnard, whose enthusiasm, drive and organisational genius have underpinned the school's on court success. As he passes on the M-i-C baton next season, this nomination is a fitting reward for his contribution."  The EFA says it all.

EFA awards 2012

All the nominees are listed on the EFA website, and voting closes on 5th May 2012. Please go to their Contact Us page to cast your vote/s.

All pictures are from the EFA's website.

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