Students from East Norfolk Sixth Form College competed at the AoC Sport National Championships in Nottingham last weekend, coming home with Bronze Medals as they helped the Eastern region to finish in 7th place.

Twelve students, competing in Men’s Football, travelled to the University of Nottingham where they battled against athletes from colleges across England and Wales during the three-day event.

The Men’s Football Team played in three days of strenuous competition against nine other regions achieving a 3rd place finish. The team narrowly missed gold by two points and silver by one point but were the only team to beat the eventual winners.

As well as individual glory, teams will be aiming to accumulate points for their region and win the prestigious Wilkinson Sword trophy.

Ethan Le Fevre, Student said: “Nationals was a great experience, for me and my team mates. The competition was very tough but we fought hard for the three days and got a positive result in the end finishing 3rd. It helped me personally, because of having not played at this level for a while; it shows what is needed to be a top player. My favourite part was playing against Brockenhurst College who ended up being the champions, but we gave them a good game and beat them 2-1 with a goal from myself and Sam.”

Jack Garrod, Football Coach said: “The students put in some brilliant performances and can be proud of their achievements, finishing with bronze medals is testament to the talent and strength of our students. This was the first opportunity this group of students had to compete at national standard and I would like to congratulate all the students who represented both East Norfolk and the Eastern region over the weekend.”

East Norfolk Principal, Dr Catherine Richards, said: “I am really proud of all those students who took part in the National Championships at the weekend. To come home with bronze medals is a fantastic achievement and it was a real team effort.”

Pictured - East Norfolk bronze medal winning team.

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