NewVIc qualifies for AoC Sport National Championships

NewVIc Ability Counts football team

The NewVIc Cricket Academy and the Ability Counts football teams have qualified to represent both the College and the London region at the AoC Sport National Championships 2017, which take place next month.

The teams from NewVIc fought off stiff competition from colleges across the London Region  to win gold in both events, 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.

Sports Academy Manager Beth Harris said: “We are extremely proud to have not one but two teams selected to represent London at these National Championships.  Our Cricket Academy has a history of excellence, and we’re very excited to be battling it out for top honours.  This is the fourth year running that our Ability Counts Football Team has been selected for this honour, and with 2nd place being our highest ranking so far, we’ll be aiming to go one better this year!”

NewVIc Cricket Academy

AoC Sport Managing Director, Marcus Kingwell, said: “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.

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