Double Olympic gold medallist Jade Jones handed out the prizes as some of the brightest young sporting talent in the Watford and Three Rivers area was recognised on Monday.

The Taekwondo star was the guest at this year’s Three Rivers & Watford School Sports Partnership annual awards at Rickmansworth's Watersmeet Theatre where awards were presented in 13 categories, celebrating the sporting and leadership successes.

A total of 46 infant, primary, secondary and special schools make up the partnership which is hosted by Rickmansworth School, whose pupil Shannon Cooke won the Key Stage 3 to 5 Exceptional Performer Award.

The Arsenal Ladies Under-20 captain, who has 18 caps at youth level for England and made her Women’s Super League debut in May, took the award ahead of fencer Issie Johnson of Royal Masonic School for Girls, with St Joan of Arc hurdler Marli Jessop in third.

Parmiter’s Nicholas Botten won the Key Stage 3 to 5 Outstanding Contribution Award in recognition of representing his school in a number of sports and impacting significantly on their success, while Alfie Parker’s achievements on the ski slopes were rewarded with the Key Stage 2 Outstanding Achievement Award.

The ceremony began with school games organiser Sam Berry hosting a question and answer session with Jones, who spoke about her journey to winning Britain’s first ever Taekwondo at London 2012 at 19 years of age and successfully defending her title four years later in Rio.

A successful evening for Parmiter’s saw the High Elms Lane school also win the Leadership Academy of the Year, their Year 9 basketball side claim the Key Stage 3 to 5 Team of the Year prize, while pupil Melissa Coates was named the Key Stage 4 Young Leader of the Year.

Rickmansworth Park’s Year 6 netball side claimed the Key Stage 2 Team honour, with Royal Masonic’s Georgina Vane and St Joan of Arc’s Mario Turturici winning the Key Stage 3 and 5 leader categories respectively.

The full list of winners and nominees is:

Young Sportsmanship Award (roll of honour): Skyde Boldison (Abbots Langley); Louis Blackman (Arnett Hills); Cael Van Der Merwe (Chorleywood); Charlotte Richman (Christ Church); Zoe Condon (Divine Saviour); Austin Ayres (Greenfields); Shay Kelly (Holy Rood); Ollie Simmons (Kingsway Infant); Violet Ruttley (Malvern Way); Esha Thanki (Maple Cross); Alex Sheperd (Parkgate Juniors); Aled Johnson (Rickmansworth Park); Alana Ashby (Sarratt); Jessica Drakeford (Shepherd); Fenton Bailey (St John’s); Mia Griffin (St Joseph’s); Thomas Bennett (St Mary’s); Louis Talbot (St Meryl); Sol Ramirez-Aballay (St Paul’s); Jamie Gardiner (St Peter’s); Ciara Deegan (Tanners Wood); Joe Beetham (The Russell); Michael Ward (Yorke Mead).

Key Stage 2 Team of the Year Award: 1, Rickmansworth Park – Year 6 Netball Team; 2, St Paul’s – Boys’ Football Team; 3, Orchard – Girls’ Football Team. Also nominated: Christ Church – Tag Rugby League Team; Harvey Road – Tag Rugby League Team; Sarratt – Boys’ Football Team; Yorke Mead – Tag Rugby League Team.

Key Stage 3 to 5 Team of the Year Award: 1, Parmiter’s – Year 9 Basketball Team; 2, St Clement Danes – Year 9 Boys’ Rugby Team; 3, Royal Masonic School for Girls – Year 7 Sportshall Athletics Team. Also nominated: Rickmansworth – Year 9 Boys’ Football Team; St Joan of Arc – Year 7 Boys’ Rugby Team; The Reach Free School – Under-15 Boys’ Dodgeball Team.

Play Buddy of the Year (roll of honour): Kingsway Infant School – Willow Elkerton; Jakub Kopec; Amy Leeks; Rosie Mayes; Lacey Van Niekerk.

Play Leader of the Year (roll of honour): Seamus Morrison (Chorleywood); Ryan Barnett (Christ Church); Alfie Dorsett (Divine Saviour); Caitlin Belcher (Greenfields); Alfie Smyth (Holy Rood); Harvey Burnett (Little Green); James Birchley (Maple Cross); Eve Hughes-English (Parkgate); Katie Gauden (Rickmansworth Park); Lily Haddow (Sarratt); Emma Sole (Shepherd); Ewan Munro (St John’s); Laine Ross (St Joseph’s); Mia McLellan (St Mary’s); Joshua Salter (St Meryl); Harry Janes (St Paul’s); Isacc Turpin (Tanners Wood); Robbie Brown (Yorke Mead).

Leadership Academy of the Year: 1, Parmiter’s; 2, St Clement Danes.

Young Official of the Year (Key Stage 3 to 5): 1, Grace Barker-Roberts (Rickmansworth); 2, Jack Allen (St Joan of Arc); 3, Rory Vorster (Reach Free). Also nominated: Zak Green and Craig West (Francis Combe); Joshua Sheppard (Parmiter’s); Zuriel Owolana (Royal Masonic School for Girls); Alex Street (St Clement Danes).

Key Stage 3 Emerging Leader of the Year: 1, Georgina Vane (Royal Masonic School for Girls); 2, Natalia Capitelli (Reach Free); 3, Miles Pyatt (Francis Combe). Also nominated: Emmie Dawson (St Joan of Arc).

Key Stage 4 Young Leader of the Year: 1, Melissa Coates (Parmiter’s); 2, John McNaughton (St Joan of Arc); 3, Amelie Royle (St Clement Danes). Also nominated: Connor Wagner (Rickmansworth).

Key Stage 5 Outstanding Leader of the Year: 1, Mario Turturici (St Joan of Arc); 2, Ellen Courtney (St Clement Danes); 3, Erin Windmill (Parmiter’s).

Key Stage 2 Outstanding Achievement Award: 1, Alfie Parker (St Paul’s); 2, Tobias Achampong (Divine Saviour); 3, Annie Grant (Holy Rood). Also nominated: Oliver Cooper (Abbots Langley); Luke Mansour (Chorleywood); John Broadis (Christ Church); Connie Dumville (Maple Cross); William Buckley (Parkgate Juniors); Lottie Gillies (Rickmansworth Park); Harry Foot (Sarratt); Daniel Cloke (St Mary’s); Daisy Ormsby (St Peter’s); Lilly Brooke-Cousins (Tanners Wood); Amelia Jones (The Russell); Imaani Bond (Yorke Mead).

Key Stage 3 to 5 Outstanding Contribution Award: 1, Nicholas Botten (Parmiter’s); 2, Melu Mpande (Reach Free); 3, Jess Brew (Royal Masonic School for Girls). Also nominated: Aaron Emmanuel (Francis Combe); Millie Congerton (Reach Free); Adam Bowers (Rickmansworth); Scarlett Royle (St Clement Danes); Aaron Stewart (St Joan of Arc).

Key Stage 3 to 5 Exceptional Performer Award: 1, Shannon Cooke (Rickmansworth); 2, Issie Johnson (Royal Masonic School for Girls); 3, Marli Jessop (St Joan of Arc). Also nominated: Max Pyatt (Francis Combe); Thomas Patrick (Parmiter’s); Devesh Kapoor (Reach Free); Amelia Daly (Royal Masonic School for Girls).