Tom Taiwo returns to St. Mary's to present the Jamie Payne-Ross Award
Jamie Payne-Ross Award 2014 photo gallery (13 photos)
The Jamie Payne-Ross Award was presented at St. Mary’s Menston on Tuesday 3 June 2014.
The Award is presented annually at the school in memory of Jamie Payne-Ross who died in a tragic accident in December 1993. The Award is for outstanding achievement in sport for a Year 8 boy (12-13 years old) and was presented to the school by Jamie’s mother Colleen and elder brother Adam. Previous presenters of the Award include Sir Trevor Brooking, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, Matthew Lewis and the Kaiser Chiefs.
The presenter of the award this year was former pupil Tom Taiwo. Tom (who received the Jamie Payne-Ross Award in 2003) became a professional footballer on leaving St. Mary’s. Initially at Leeds United, he moved to Chelsea whilst still at school. Also whilst at school he was selected to play for the England U17 team. A broken leg at Chelsea restricted his opportunities and he joined Carlisle where he helped the Cumbrian side gain promotion in a Wembley final. Last year he moved to Scottish Premier side Hibernian.
At this very moving and prestigious occasion, a wonderful piano performance was provided by Year 8 student Kathryn Bradley.
The recipient of the Award this year is Francis Westhead, 8 Fisher.
Former student Tom Taiwo returns to present the Jamie Payne-Ross Award [DIOCESEOFLEEDS.ORG.UK]