Congratulations to Francesca Graff from Myton School, our youngest ever entrant who was awarded a Commendation in the Woman Who Achieves Rising Star in Secondary Education Category 2019 Sponsored by Coventry University

I am a hugely passionate sports woman and am always looking to help others to enjoy their sport. I have got so much out of football, karate, hockey, basketball and many other sports and I really see sport as a great way of bringing people closer together.

I have had many opportunities which I am very grateful for and I am very much looking forward to the future.

Congratulations Francesca!

It is amazing to see the achievements of our Rising Stars of the future who are currently studying at School, College or University or starting careers on a recognised Training Programme or Apprenticeship. Congratulations to you all.

Congratulations to all the 2019 Rising Star Finalists:

  • Rebecca Akers, Capellas Nurseries
  • Francesca Graff, Myton School
  • Alexis Griffin, Rolls Royce
  • Stephanie Haynes, HORIBA MIRA
  • Hayley Holland, Warwickshire College Group
  • Marie Isaacs, JLR
  • Imogen Lomas, Kingsley School
  • Martha Sandford, Kings High
  • Sophie Watkins, Derby University


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