During November and December Worthing College took part in numerous AOC tournaments hoping to progress to the National Championships in Nottingham on 21-23rd April representing the South East.
First up were our men’s basketball team who travelled to Aldershot Garrison’s impressive Sports Centre. They competed well winning 2 matches and losing 2 narrowly but enjoyed the experience.
Next up were our tennis players who competed at Totally Tennis, Basingstoke. Helen Skingley, Abi Downham, Ryan Young and Serhan Dogan played in both the singles and doubles with Helen and Ryan narrowly losing in the singles finals, and Helen and Abi losing in the ladies doubles finals. The great news is that Helen and Ryan have been selected to represent the South East in the mixed doubles and both Serhan and Abi played exceptionally well.
Oliver Williams and Hamza Ali represented Worthing College in the men’s singles and doubles badminton. They competed well against some tough opposition, including experienced County players.
Josh Fow, Nyasha Muzhanye, Andrew Gifford and Serhan Dogan travelled to Barton Peveril College to play table tennis. They all won games and competed well against some National players.
Worthing College entered a mixed cricket team which travelled to Queen Mary’s College, Basingstoke. The players competed well but were up against some top class teams.
On the 29th November our men’s and women’s football teams played at Southampton Sports Centre with the women’s team defending their title from last year. The men’s team did well but unfortunately did not qualify for the semi final but the women’s team did not lose a game all day beating Itchen College 4-3 in the final on penalties! They will again represent the South East at the National Championships.
Worthing College netball team played their tournament at the Chichester University dome and performed really well getting through their group, beating Barton Peveril in the quarter final and then losing to the eventual winners Peter Symonds in the semi final.
Our women’s rugby girls had a tournament at Pulborough Rugby Club to decide a combined team with the strongest players in the South east. So far Destiny Jordan Field, Bobby Haywood, Izzy Mayhew, Zoo Overton, Megan Brown and Emily Hird have all been chosen from Worthing College with a 2nd trial on 18th January, well done girls.
Overall Worthing College did very well in all of the competitions and it was good to see non Academy students participating in sports events across the region. A massive thanks to Colin Winter and the gym apprentices who took the students to the events in the minibus and supported them throughout the day.