BEING an all-rounder is one thing but Nick Hewison takes the phrase to a whole new level.
The Hollins Technology College pupil excels in just about every sport going and was crowned Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Outstanding Pupil in Sport and was presented with the Gary Robinson Memorial Shield in recognition of his talents.
He was nominated for the award by Head of PE at The Hollins, Keith Vizzard.
"Nick is a great all-rounder in every sense of the word," said the Head of PE. "He is competitive to the end and has an excellent temperament that serves as a positive role model to the younger pupils."
Nick, the head boy this year, was pleased with his achievement.
"I am very proud. It is good to win such an award."
The 16-year-old is a talented footballer - he is on the books at Oldham Athletic where he is a member of their Centre of Excellence.
The midfielder also represented Lancashire at Under 15 level and has captained the district side at Under 14 and 15 level as well as captaining the school side for three years. He was a regular goalscorer in the local Saturday and Sunday junior leagues as well.
"I did score quite a few goals last year but they have dried up mainly because I have been struggling with a toe and knee injury," said Nick.
While he stars at football, the teenager has also raced to success for the school athletics team from Years 7-10 and was the individual 400m champion in Year 8 and 9 - and missed being the Year 10 champion by 0.1 of a second. And Nick has also competed for the school in cross country where he was the individual runner-up in Year 7.
And he is not finished there. Nick is also skipper of the basketball side and also plays cricket and badminton for his school.
And his list of activities goes on - he is also the school representative on the Hyndburn Sport Development youth forum and is junior captain of his local golf club, Green Howarth.