Doha College’s sporting stars of 2017 received their awards recently at the annual Sports Awards that was also live streamed for parents unable to attend the event.

Twenty-five different sporting honours were awarded to over 250 students who competed in over ten different sports and played in over 400 fixtures, including two international sporting competition to Abu Dhabi and England. The key awards for 2017 include:

  • Sportswoman of the Year – Ané Botha, Year 13
  • Sportsman of the Year – Alexander Rowe, Year 13
  • Female Team of the Year – U19 Girls Netball Team
  • Male Team of the Year – U19 Boys Football Team
  • Service to School Sport – Ané Botha, Year 13

Year 13 student, Alex Rowe was named Sportsman of the Year 2017. Alex has taken part in many sports while at Doha College and has regularly been chosen as captain as he has proven to be an excellent role model to other students. Alex explained what winning the award meant to him.

It means so much to win such a prestigious award at Doha College. When I was younger I saw other people winning the award and I’d always thought I want to be in their shoes one day, and I made it so I’m over the moon about it.’

Sportswoman of the Year 2017 was awarded to Ané Botha in recognition of the outstanding sportsmanship she has shown both on and off the sports field. Ané’s love of sports is evident both on land and in the water.

I am delighted that my passion for sports has been recognised, sport is a huge part of my life and helps me with my other studies.’

Ané was also chosen as the recipient of the Service to Sport 2017 Award which is presented to an individual who has shown complete commitment and dedication to the PE Department and to sport throughout the year.

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Sports Man and Woman of the Year Ané Bothe and Alex Rowe

Doha College Head of PE Gary Froud said that Ané has demonstrated outstanding time management balancing her academic studies, extra-curricular activities as well as supporting additional sporting clubs for younger students.  He said that Ané is not only an outstanding sportswoman, but also a natural leader.

I hope she continues to inspire those around her in sport.’

The winning Female Team of the Year was awarded to the Under 19 Girls Netball Team who scored over 300 goals and achieved the double of winning both at the QUESS league and the tournament against other schools across Qatar. The Netball team is made up of strong minded and competitive individuals focused on their sports. In fact, the team has won the QUESS league and the tournament for the last four years and have not lost a game since 2012.

The Male Team of The Year was awarded to the Under 19 Boys Football Team, captained by Alex Rowe. The team won both the QUESS league and the QUESS cup.

Doha College Head of PE Gary Froud said that they are privileged to have some very talented sportsmen and women at the college.

Sports are a vital part of the Doha College community and our students celebrated here this evening are proof that enthusiasm and commitment can be balanced with academic studies and can in fact benefit both. On behalf of the Doha College staff and students, I congratulate each and every winner on their achievements.’

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