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Worthing College teams ready for national finals

13 April 2022

Two Worthing College sports teams are heading to the AoC (Association of Colleges) Sports National Championship later this month, to compete against the best of the best in college sports.

The college’s netball and women’s rugby 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, now in its 42nd year, is the longest running student sport event in the UK, bringing together almost 2,000 of the country’s young athletes across 13 sports including netball, hockey, volleyball, rugby and football.

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

“It’s a terrific experience for them. They stay in the student accommodation at the university, which is a great opportunity for them to get an insight into that because a lot of our players will be going on to university in September.

“We’ll be representing the region for Netball and we’ve got the girl’s rugby team going as well, which is really nice for the girls to be going together to represent not only Worthing College, but the South East region too.

“We go in confident that we will perform well. The girls will go in, they will demonstrate the same commitment they have shown all season and that’s all we can ask from them.”

The AoC Sport National Championships will take place from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 April at the University of Nottingham.

The Worthing College teams will be joined by two teams – pan-disability football and Men’s Volleyball – from Chichester College, who are also part of the Chichester College Group.

Andrew Green, Chief Executive at Chichester College Group, said: “We are absolutely delighted to see four teams from our colleges flying the flag for the South East region at the national finals.

“I know I speak for everyone across the group when I say we’ll all be rooting for them, and we wish them the best of luck. They are among the best teams from across the country – to qualify is a phenomenal achievement in itself and is testament to the hard work and determination of our players and their coaches.”