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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…

Nerves of steel

Finding themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place was all part of a challenging experience for Extended Diploma in Sport students. An adrenalin-pumping weekend in the Brecon Beacons tested both physical and mental agility through a range of activities including mountain and gorge walking, caving and climbing. As well as learning how to…