Our first winner for this year is Riley Baker of 9L, who was nominated for his excellence and achievement in football. Riley started playing football at the age of 5 years, when he was encouraged by his family to become a member of Gt Bradfords FC, where he stayed until the age of 9, developing his skills within those 4 years.
Last year, whilst in Year 8, Riley had two fantastic experiences when he had two 1-week tours playing other junior squads in Portugal and Qatar. His Spurs squad played the Qatari team twice – winning both games. In Year 9, there will be lots of travel at weekends, when Riley will be playing other teams’ Academy squads around the country. Riley is giving the PE Department his £200 award funding in order that they can purchase new, named tracksuit tops. Riley’s commitment to his sport, dedication to training and competitive spirit have enabled him to reach an incredible standard of performance at such a young age. He must be congratulated on this success and level of achievement, as well as his passion for football, which will take his career further.
Mrs Jacqui Smith