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Top RL player hands out awards

Paul Broadbent, a former Great Britain rugby league player and the current coach of Italy, handed out certificates and trophies at a sports awards evening for students of Ash Hill Academy in Hatfield the 2011/12 season.

He also delivered a presentation on his career and the barriers he had to overcome to succeed in Rugby League before presenting individual awards for their effort during the season to Ricky Lee Clarke and Molly-Magee Sharp for Outstanding Sporting Commitment, Bradly Sinden for Sportsman of the Year, and Hannah Brown for Sportswoman of the Year.

The Academy’s KS4 Girls Rounders Team was awarded Team of the Year.

A busy evening

ACTIVITIES are being laid on by South Yorkshire Police for children tomorrow to avoid mischief. There’s a pyjama party at Highwoods, Mexborough, from 5.30pm; a family disco at Yorkshire Main Community Centre, Edlington, from 6pm; a bonfire, fair and fireworks at Askern from 6pm; and a disco at Moorends Miners’ Welfare, also 6pm.