This year the Brian Poll trophy for Sporting Excellence has been awarded to Ellesmere College pupil Siân Corish. This follows her efforts last summer where she competed for Wales in the Commonwealth games, finishing fifth in the three-position .22 rifle pairs event. This event involved her shooting 20 shots in each position of standing, kneeling and prone. She also finished in the top 30 U21 prone shooters in last year's World Championships, which took place in Finland. And she achieved all this whilst only being 15 years old. Brain Poll was a former teacher at Ellesmere College where for many years he was Head of Geography, but was also an excellent sportsman. He was always particularly keen that young people gained more from education than just exam results and this trophy has been established in his memory to recognise sporting excellence in the Ellesmere area. The trophy is now awarded by the Rotary club and Siân was recently presented with the magnificent shield by Phillip Noden who is the President of the Rotary Club of Ellesmere.
22nd May 2003 Back to News