Sienna’s talents recognised
All-rounder is perfect description for talented youngster Sienna Bates.
Now the Year 7 Ashford School pupil has been rewarded for her versatility by being named Sportswoman of the Year at the Best in Everyone Awards ceremony at Stratfordupon-Avon.
She was one of seven pupils to receive awards, presented by owners United Learning, which has several other independent schools and academies across the country.
The awards launched in 2012, celebrate the outstanding achievements of students and their teachers.
Director of sport Tony Wilde said: “Sienna was awarded a Sports Scholarship when she joined Ashford School in September last year.
“She has taken part in many sports activities, representing the school in netball, hockey, cross-country, swimming, track and field and modern pentathlon.
“A popular team member with a strong competitive streak, she is a real driving force for our teams.
“Her strong endurance means she excels in her running events and last season was a selected to represent Kent in the inter-county cross-country championships
“A natural talent she also competes in modern pentathlon multi-sports for the school and is presently ranked sixth in her age-group in biathlon.
“In hockey she excels with skill and perseverance and has ability beyond her age, due to her consistency, accurate ball skills and reading of the game, and her determination and drive to succeed have resulted in being selected above her year group on several occasions.”
Mum Gina added: “Despite losing her father to brain cancer when she was five, a natural sportsman himself, Sienna has always strived to make him proud through her achievements.”
Sienna Bates receives her award from John Cole, of United Learning