Ponteland High School boccia: Finished eighth in a national competition after excelling at both county and regional level.

Haydon Bridge High School senior golf: Competed in events across Northumberland, with team member Alex Heppell selected to represent England Schools.

Haydon Bridge High School senior athletics: Represented their school, district and county. A highlight was Mitchell Sloane’s third place in the North-East boys’ 400m final.

Hexham Queen Elizabeth High School U15 girls’ cricket: Area, county, and regional champions at outdoor cricket. Indoor success included winning the Lady Taverners’ championship.


Jenna Ayton: A county level athlete. Jenna coaches youngsters at Ponteland Netball Club and has also worked with pupils at Ponteland’s Richard Coates’ Primary School.

Daniel Craigie: Cricket and hockey coach, who worked with a North of England representative hockey squad. Daniel regularly travels to Yorkshire to fulfil his coaching commitments.

Matthew Sharman: A multi-talented coach who works with youngsters at Tynedale Cricket Club, and Tynedale Tennis Club. He also officiates rugby matches.


Edward Common: Powerchair footballer for Northern Thunder who deputised for the coach while she was pregnant, guiding the team to the finals of he NFA Cup. Won gold with England at the world cup.

Jessica White: A key member of Ponteland High School’s successful boccia teams.


Catherine Bowman: The rower has enjoyed an outstanding season, winning a silver medal at the British Masters Rowing Championship Regatta, among other honours in the sport.

Allison Kelly: National title winning archer who represented Great Britain at the world championships.

Jeannie Brady: Just two years after taking up running, she qualified to represent England at the British Masters.


Tim Raglan: The batsman recorded an average of 107.7 as Allendale secured promotion to Division Three in their first season in the Northumberland and Tyneside Cricket League.

Jack Brown: The wrestler won world titles in three different weights, and became the first competitor to add his name to all senior championships with the Cumberland & Westmorland Association.

Matty Lamb: Golfer who came runner-up at the St Andrews Links Trophy, which included setting a new 36-hole record for the championship at the iconic venue.


Jonny Henderson: Acro-gymnast won a silver medal at the British Gymnastics Championships in Liverpool, and qualified for the Acrobatic Gymnastics Pan American Club Cup in Mexico.

Harry Courtney: The swimmer overcame growing pains in his ankles and heels to earn an impressive list of regional and national honours.

Joseph Anderson: Won silver and bronze medals while representing Great Britain at the European Biathle Championships.

Alex Heppell: Junior captain at Brampton Golf Club, he has successfully led the golf team at Haydon Bridge High School, and represented England Schools.

Matthew Scott: Took 38 wickets as he led the Tynedale first team attack in the Northumberland and Tyneside League Division One. Represented Northumberland senior men, and also Durham Cricket Academy.

Callum Beeckmans: The kickboxer and mixed martial arts performer has gained several national titles.

Dan Joyce: Runner became North-East Counties Athletics Association U17 800m champion, and English Schools U17 800m champion. He also won the Schools International Athletic Board 800m title, and took silver medal while running for England in the Youth Nations Cup in Dublin.

Ryan Dodd: The canoeist competed at Division One level in national slalom events.


Lucy Dodd: Among the highest ranked U13 badminton players in the country after a successful year.

Lizzie Scott: Hockey player and cricketer who has represented England Women’s Cricket Academy.

Georgia Anderson: Biathle star who suffered injury while finishing second in a county event. The highly ranked national performer qualified for the European Championships.