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Lleucu George, Phoebe Hewitt Fisher, Emily Pepler, Hannah Pusey and Katie Thicker have qualified to represent Pembrokeshire College and the region at the AoC Sport National Championships 2017, which take place later this month.
Lleucu, Phoebe, Emily, Hannah and Katie fought off stiff competition from colleges across Wales to be selected to represent Welsh Colleges 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.
“Pembrokeshire College has a great reputation for sport, especially on the national Welsh Colleges circuit. We’ve seen an increase in the calibre of our students over the years – natural talent, coupled with support and coaching, regardless of their sport, produces tremendous talent!” said Kevin Hopkins, Sports Lecturer at the College.
AoC Sport Managing Director, Marcus Kingwell, added: “We are really excited about this year’s National Championships, which will be hosted at state-of-the-art facilities in Nottingham.
“Ours will be the first major Multi-Sports event to take place at the David Ross Sports Village, and we believe the standard of the facilities will provide students with an incredible experience.
“We could even see a future Olympic champion in action at the Championships.”
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 www.aocsportchamps.org