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Gold for rugby girls
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Pembrokeshire College Sports Academy students pick up Gold at the AoC Sport National Championships.
Five students from Pembrokeshire College were among more than 1,800 students from across the UK to take part in the AoC Sport National Championships last month – one of the largest sporting events to take place in England. Held at the University of Bath’s Sports Training Village, the three-day competition saw students compete in 14 competitions including badminton, beach volleyball, hockey, rugby and trampolining.
Having already competed in regional tournaments, to qualify to take part in the event, Pembrokeshire College students Ben Richards and Luke Pierce took part in the Men’s Badminton Doubles while Jayde Thomas, Lauren Morgan and Taylor Macleod were three of the girls to make up the Welsh Girls Rugby Ten winning all of their matches and bringing the Gold medal back to Pembrokeshire.
Lauren, who is studying on the Extended Diploma in Public Services, has been playing rugby since the age of six and commented: "This was the fourth consecutive win for us playing in the annual British College Championships. The weather conditions were poor, so we were all relieved when the whistle blew; after five hours I was tired but ecstatic!”
As well as representing their region, the competitors also got the opportunity to hear inspirational talks from a number of sporting professionals including Olympic and World skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold.
College sports lecturer, Lee Gibbons, accompanied the students to the competition and commented: “I was pleased to accompany these learners to this event. All learners showed equal amounts of motivation and determination which showed a tremendous result. I am proud to be part of this joyous sporting occasion.”
To find out more about sports courses at Pembrokeshire College go to www.pembs.ac.uk/courses