Exeter College heads to Association of Colleges National Championships

AoC National College Championships team

Date: Friday 21 April 2017

This weekend Exeter College students will be taking part in the annual Association of Colleges National Championships in Nottingham. This is one of the largest annual sporting events in England, involving over 1,800 college students and 200 staff. More than 80 Exeter College students will be competing at the event. 

The students have qualified for the championships through regional tournaments and as well as competing in their chosen sport, they will compete for points for the South West region. The region whose teams and individuals accumulate the most points will win prestigious Wilkinson Sword trophy. 

The Exeter College team is its largest ever to compete, with of 89 students taking part in a wide range of sports, including rugby, football, netball, basketball, cross country, golf, tennis, badminton and cricket.  The championships are taking place at sporting venues across Nottingham from 21st - 23rd April.

Chris Wall, Exeter College’s Sports Academy Manager, said:

We are very proud of our students. It’s a fantastic achievement for the college to be taking even more students than last year to compete at the Championships. Each of them will have won at their sport at regional level which means we as a college are doing exceptionally well. Sports Therapy students are also travelling up to support the teams. It’s a huge credit to the staff as well who are giving up their time to support the students and we wish them all the very best of luck.

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