College collects sport accolade

College collects sport accolade

Tenison Woods College wins Howard Mutton Trophy in 2023 for the ninth time.

Tenison Woods College has won the Howard Mutton Trophy for Country Schools in 2023 for the ninth time.

Howard Mutton advocated for increasing the participation of young people in physical education and sport in schools for over 20 years.

In his work as president of the SA Secondary Schools Sport Association, head of the Physical Education branch and superintendent of Health and Physical Education, he was a mentor to many aspiring young sports people and influenced the training of physical education teachers.

He influenced the teachers’ colleges to ensure that physical education was part of teacher training.

Mr Mutton participated at state level in cricket as a player and coach and excelled as coach of the state team of the South Australian Amateur Football League for many years, believing in the social value and connections through involvement in sport and there was a place and level of participation for anyone who wanted to give it a go.

“This award is exactly in recognition of the values of school sport,” Mr Mutton said.

“It is not about how many competitions a school can win but it is about how many students can be involved in representing their school in sport.

“It’s about connecting, playing with your mates and having fun.”

Tenison Woods College Principal David Mezinec said the school was honoured to receive the trophy.

“We are thrilled to have won the Howard Mutton Trophy and be recognised for our school spirit and high level of student participation in physical education,” he said.

“We certainly pride ourselves on what we are able to offer our young learners here at Tenison Woods College and I congratulate all staff and students for their outstanding efforts in being recognised for this award for a ninth time.”

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