Two young basketball students were beaming with pride when they received high profile sporting awards that recognised their growing talents.
The students who study at New City College's Hackney campus, received their awards in the Academy Basketball League (ABL) Southern Awards.
Aaron Badibo won the award for most valuable player and Laja Ogidan the award for most improved player.
This is a real honour to be selected by the coaches for a second year in a row. I'm grateful to my coaches and teammates and to New City College for all providing the platform for me. It proves that hard work pays off and I want to continue to get better.
To be recognised in my first year is amazing. I have improved a lot thanks to my coaches and though injury held me back a little, I will work even harder ahead of next season.
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