Bilborough College qualifies for AoC Sport National Championships

12 Bilborough College students have qualified to represent Bilborough College and the region at the AoC Sport National Championships 2017, which take place next month in Nottingham.

The students from Bilborough College fought off stiff competition from colleges across East Midlands to which qualifies them for the national finals taking place at the University of Nottingham and surrounding facilities over the weekend of 21-23 April.

The AoC Sport National Championships will see the team competing against athletes from colleges across England and Wales. As well as individual glory, teams will be aiming to accumulate points for their region and win the prestigious Wilkinson Sword trophy.

Bilborough College Students we have attending are:

  • Elizabeth Pennington – Cross Country
  • Simran Jani – Tennis
  • Daniel Straw & Kelly Chow – Badminton
  • Laura Abbott – Golf
  • Alice Selby, Sophie Hampson, Erin Smith, Morgan Viles, Katie Knight, Brianna Undy – Women’s Hockey
  • Jack Finney – Table Tennis

This is the second year Laura Abbott & Elizabeth Pennington have qualified for the national championships. When asked about the National Championships, Laura said “I am very excited about joining up with the rest of the East Midlands golf team. Last year, it was great to compete against the best of the best within colleges golf.”

The AoC Sport National Championships are now in their 39th year and remain the largest student sporting event in the UK, with nearly 1,800 students taking part last year. Colleges will compete in 13 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 2017, please visit