Student sports teams from Chichester and Worthing head to national championships

Chichester College volleyball team

Chichester’s men’s volleyball and football teams qualified for the competition earlier in the year and travel to the University of Nottingham to represent the South East region in their sports.

The AoC Sports National Championship, in its 42nd year, is the longest running student sporting event in the UK, bringing together nearly 2,000 young athletes from across the country in 13 sports, including netball, volleyball, rugby and football.

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The Worthing College Netball Team

Jordan Butler – one of Chichester College’s pan-ability footballers – has been selected as men’s captain for the South East region and will carry the region’s flag at the opening ceremony, while keynote speaker David Daniel has was named captain of the male staff for the region.

Jordan said: “It’s just an honor. This is a great opportunity for me and I want to set an example for future generations.

“I feel confident. We trained hard as a team and we want to make the college proud.

“I’ve been in college for several years, and I just want to make everyone proud. I feel truly blessed by all the amazing coaches, staff and speakers who have been so supportive of me.

Helen Loftus, Acting Principal of Chichester College, added: “We are extremely proud of our pan-disability and volleyball teams. For our volleyball team, reaching the final in its very first season is a tremendous accomplishment. And seeing our all-disabled players come together to overcome their challenges – as a team – is inspiring.

The Worthing College women’s netball and rugby teams qualified for the competition earlier in the year and traveled to the University of Nottingham to represent the South East region. The AoC Sports National Championship, now in its 42nd year, is the longest running student sporting event in the UK, bringing together nearly 2,000 young athletes from across the country in 13 sports including netball, hockey, volleyball -ball, rugby and football.

Tina Price, head netball coach at Worthing College, said: “It’s a fabulous competition – we’ve already qualified twice and already won gold, but it really is the highlight of the netball calendar. feminine.

“It’s a great experience for them. They are staying in the university student accommodation which is a great opportunity for them to get a taste of this as many of our players will be going to university in September.

“We will represent the region for Netball and we also have the women’s rugby team which is really good for the girls to go together to represent not only Worthing College but also the South East region.

“We leave confident that we will perform well. The girls will go, they will show the same commitment that they have shown all season and that is all we can ask of them.

The AoC Sport National Championships take place from tomorrow to Sunday.

Ruth J. Leeds