Sport Student wins Disabled Sports Achiever of the Year 2013

Kingston College is celebrating the fantastic achievement of student, Thomas Urry, who has won the Disabled Sports Achiever of the Year at the Kingston Borough Sports Awards 2013.

Thomas, who is studying on the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport, was presented with his award by Josef Baines from Interactive at the Awards Ceremony, attended by the Mayor of Kingston, and  held in Kingston’s Guildhall on 2 December – Thomas’s birthday!

Thomas was nominated by Jade Easton, Head of Section Academic Sport and Coaching for his continued commitment to his swimming and studies at Kingston College.

Earlier this year Thomas produced his best performance to date at the British International Disability Championships (BIDS), where the best in Britain welcome top international rivals at one of the largest open meets for disability swimming in the world. The competition was a multi-disability event so Thomas was competing against other swimmers across all disability classifications, not just those from his own S7 class.

Thomas, from Surbiton, who is studying for a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport, commented on his award, saying: “I was really pleased that Jade nominated me and was ecstatic to then find out I had won, especially as the award was presented on my birthday”.

A delighted Jade commented: “Thomas trains at Kingston Royals Swimming Club, swimming 7-8 times a week. He sometimes arrives at College quite sleepy from training, but always has a smile and finds the time to study and be a role model to his peers in his tutor group.”

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