Our hardworking team fought off stiff competition from colleges across the North West to win gold, which qualifies them for the National Finals taking place in Tyne & Wear in April 2016.
The National Championships will see the team competing against athletes from colleges across England, Wales and Scotland. As well as individual glory, teams will be aiming to accumulate points for their region and win the prestigious Wilkinson Sword Trophy.
Kerry McDonald, course leader for Physical Education and Girl’s Netball coach said, “it’s really exciting that our Netball Team has made it through to the National Finals for the second year in a row. The girls are preparing hard and will be at their peak. This will be a fantastic occasion for them as individuals and for the college. Last year we finished runners-up and I’m confident that the girls this year have what it takes to become the national champions.”
AoC Sport Managing Director, Marcus Kingwell said, “we are really excited about this year’s National Championships, which will be hosted in Tyne and Wear for the first time.
“Everything is in place for the 2016 Championships to be the most successful to date and we anticipate they will be the perfect platform to reinforce our new strategy: ‘Fit for College, Fit for Work, Fit for Life’, which outlines our ambition to get every student active.”
The AoC Sport National Championships are now in their 38th year and remain the largest student sporting event in the UK, with nearly 1,800 students taking part last year. Colleges will compete in 14 different sports over a three-day period, taking place in some of the best facilities in the country.
For more information about the AoC Sport National Championships 2016, please visit www.aocsportchamps.org
If you would like to play netball and experience taking part in national competitions then apply here to study at OSFC now. To find out more about PE and Sports courses on offer visit www.osfc.ac.uk/courses/pe-sport/