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College welcomes home medal winners
STUDENTS from NPTC Group celebrated success at the British Colleges Sport (BCS) National Championships recently with a haul of medals including Gold in Ladies’ Rugby.
The BCS National Championships were held at Bath University on the weekend of 4 April 2014, with sixteen students from NPTC Group chosen to represent the Wales region.
Ellie Norkett, a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport student, represented NPTC Group as a crucial part of the successful Gold medal winning Welsh ladies' rugby team. After recently becoming a full women’s international player, she proved herself to be a huge weapon by providing the winning team with a staggering 11 tries making her top try scorer. They were the only Welsh competitors to be Championship winners and were crowned British Champions for the 6th year running.
A Level student Aimee Moran won a Silver medal for an excellent performance in the badminton ladies' singles and Fauve Birch narrowly missed out on Gold after an intense two-day women’s golf competition.
The BCS National Championships involved more than 2,000 students aged between 16 and 19 years, competing in fourteen different sports. Each athlete had qualified to represent one of the championship's eleven regional teams: the East, East Midlands, London, North East, North West, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands and Yorkshire & Humberside.
James Jones, NPTC Group’s Sport development officer, commented: ''We are extremely proud of not only the results but by the application, work rate and behaviour of our students, who were exemplary and a credit to the College.''
The College thank Barry Roberts, James Jones and Lucy Lewis, the members of staff who supervised them throughout the weekend.
PIC Caption: NPTC Group’s Aimee Moran with her Silver medal