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.

WEB-british-colleges-2014-087Tennis player Natalie Sayer (formerly Cams Hill) won the women’s singles competition for the second year running, retaining her title of British Colleges Champion without dropping a set.

Trampolinist Catherine Tilling (Romsey) gave a gold medal performance for the South East team, as did three other students in their respective sports: swimmer Bas Burnel (Hounsdown) and men’s cross country runners, Niall Holt (Wyvern) and Calum Upton (Thornden).

Barton Peveril fields a consistently strong presence at the championships which see more than 2,000 students who have qualified in regional tournaments compete across 11 UK regions in 14 different sports.

Lauren McCarthy (Crofton) gave her all to the South East women’s cross country squad, while hockey players Simon Cardy and Luke Cornish (both formerly Cams Hill), and  netballers Nicole Pollock (Thornden) and Zoe Exall (Wildern), were selected for their respective British Colleges National Representative Squads earlier in the season.

The Netball Representative Squad has 17 players and the Men’s Hockey squad 23, each showcasing the very best in the sixth form and FE college game.