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Ipswich School shortlisted for award

Ipswich School has been shortlisted for a prestigious award which recognises the school’s achievement in sport. 

The Ipswich School entry in the Independent School Parent Awards identifies the new emphasis on team sport and the pride in playing for Ipswich School.

It also recognises that there are more opportunities to play in one of the ‘focus sport’ teams in rugby, netball, hockey and cricket with improved training provision and a strengthened coaching team. Pupils are now able to specialise in a sport so that from Year 10 up they can commit to two terms of one sport. This has proved really popular and been a major part of individual team success.

Ben Edmondson, Director of Sport, said: “I am delighted that our sports programme has been shortlisted for this award. We have worked hard to generate enthusiasm in our sports – but it would be nothing without the enthusiasm of our pupils, parents and staff, who have responded to these sporting opportunities with such passion.”

He added: “Even during this period of lockdown I have been really pleased to see so many pupils watching the sports skills videos and sending their own efforts to the team to be analysed. We can’t wait to have the pupils back on the pitch and to see our parents on the sideline. Although we have been separated they are at the forefront of our minds in all that we do.”

Mr Edmondson and the hockey and rugby coaching teams will be in conversation in a live webinar next Saturday (4 July) with topics including scholarships, coaching to national level and sports under lockdown. The event starts at 10am with the hockey team, followed by rugby at 10.30am. Anyone interested can email to book a place.

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