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Taking a twirl

Shannon Newsom was just four years old when she first got the baton twirling bug. Twelve years on and she is bowing out on a high having won World and European Championship titles as part of the England team at a recent competition in Italy. Going for gold has taken up most of Shannon’s free…

Six-a-side success

Barton Peveril footballers added to an impressive season’s trophy haul by winning the Hampshire six-a-side tournament for the first time since 2008. The team won every game in the group phase beating Totton, Bournemouth and Poole, St Vincents and Peter Symonds without conceding a goal. Sparsholt were beaten in the quarter finals, Farnborough were beaten…

We are the champions!

Barton Peveril footballers took the Hampshire County Cup finals  by storm, winning both their matches and making college history. In the 1st XI final, two goals each from Matt Bainbridge and Sam Morris saw off Andover College in a 4-1 victory in the Pete Munroe Trophy. In the 2nd XI final, two goals from Tom Tuckey and one from Ben…

New record set for BCS

It’s the sporting highlight of the college calendar and Barton Peveril will be represented in a record seven different sports at next month’s British Colleges Sport championships held at Bath University. Trampolinist Catherine Tilling is hoping to repeat her gold medal performance for the South East team as one of five students selected for the…

Royal appointment

Finding yourself lost for words when introduced to royalty is one thing – but being unable to speak because you’re wearing a scientific mask is quite another! That was the situation rising golf star Emma Allen  found herself in when the Duchess of Cambridge toured an athlete workshop at the GSK Human Performance Lab in…

Ping pong participation

A group of vocational Sport students acted as umpires for Hampshire County Council’s Over 65s tennis tournament. The annual Ping Pong Event was organised by the council’s Older People’s Wellbeing Team and offered coaching sessions to improve skills as well as an opportunity to see top county players in action.  There were singles competitions for…

Going for gold

Ten Barton Peveril sportsmen and women were selected to represent the South East in this year’s British Colleges Sport competitions, bringing home no less than five gold medals from the national championships at Bath University. Tennis player Natalie Sayer (formerly Cams Hill) won the women’s singles competition for the second year running, retaining her title…

Sporting chance of a lifetime

A dream has come true for 18-year-old rugby fanatic, Kyran Richter. The Extended Sport Diploma student and hooker – who also plays for Chichester – is rubbing shoulders with New Zealand’s top players after being selected for the Crusaders’ 2014 International High Performance Unit. Kyran has completed his college course ahead of time in order…

Cornish talent

Hockey’s national governing body has  selected Barton Peveril PE student Luke Cornish for its Advanced  Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence programme, part of a new talented  athlete academy for Year 12 hockey players. Led by the  performance department at England Hockey, the academy aims to ensure  that athletes of the future are supported, motivated and inspired…

Sideline blog

When Josh Reynolds’ tutor suggested he should start blogging as part of his Extended Project on football journalism, little did he think his opinions would attract more views than those of professionals like Michael Owen, Ray Parlour and John Aldridge. But that’s exactly what happened after Josh began blogging on sportlobster.com, the one-stop shop for…