Jemma Purfield rounded off a perfect year of sporting achievement when she collected the “Wyke Sports Personality of the Year” at the college sports presentation evening. The annual award is voted for by sports students and staff at Wyke and it’s always a fiercely contested competition.
Jemma follows in the footsteps of last years winner Sophie Haywood, our first female sports personality, as she too is destined to study sport and further her football career at an American university.
This year has been an outstanding year for the women’s football team at Wyke. Jemma captained the team to the national cup final, scoring the goal of the game with an amazing free-kick. Unsurprisingly the team collected the “Wyke Team of the Year” award, adding another trophy to Jemma’s collection.
Special guest, Olympic gold medal winner and professional boxer Luke Campbell presented Jemma with her award in front of a massive crowd of fellow students and staff. On Twitter she posted, “Had an amazing night last night, going to miss Wyke and everyone there so much!.”