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North East Champions Qualify for National Finals at Bath

Date Posted: 02/12/2014 | Posted In: Latest news

So far 12 QE students are going to the University of Bath to compete in the AoC (Association of Colleges,) Sport National Finals on the weekend of 27TH– 29th March 2015. Sport is an integral part of College life and QE has a strong tradition of students enjoying both sporting and academic success.

At Bath, champions from 8 regions in England, plus Wales and Scotland, will compete in 14 different sports to determine the British national champions. Over 2000 young people are expected to take part in the championships and the QE students, having already won their respective regional titles, will represent the North East in events across 4 different sports – Swimming, Badminton, Squash and XCountry.

To help the students towards the costs of going to the National Finals they are all taking part in fundraising activities ranging from cake sales, Dodgeball and Futsal competitions and a bag pack at Sainsburys in February.

Paul Carroll, QE’s Sports Development Co-ordinator, commented:

“To have 12 students qualify in 4 sports is great. Taking 12 students to the Nationals makes QE a well-represented colleges and therefore one of the best colleges for sporting opportunities in the country. All of the students are a credit to the College, their families and themselves and their sporting ability is there for all to see. However, the students’ commitment, enthusiasm and sense of teamwork are equally impressive and they are a pleasure to work with. The number going to Bath may increase as additional regional competitions are scheduled.’’

The students who have qualified so far are:- George Peden (Squash), Jonny Vasey (Swimming), Laura Burdis & Wes Chow (Mixed Doubles Badminton), Ben Potter, Sean Haycock, Joe Rawlinson, Matty Bell, Luke Hewitson, Molly Hackett, Iona O’Shea and Emily Robertshaw ( XCountry.)

Pictured: George Peden