A trio of medals in National Sporting Championships

The Association of Colleges Sport National Championships took place in Nottingham last week, with Greenhead College representing the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Our Mixed Hockey Captains, Jono Perrot and Georgie Westwood, pictured below, were invited to be flag bearers for the region.

33 students from Greenhead College took part, competing in Cross Country, Netball, Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis and Mixed Hockey.

We are delighted to report that we had medal success in the following sports:

Badminton – Lucy Walker, Louise Hutchinson and Gemah Fletcher achieved a team Bronze Medal.

Table Tennis – Kamran Amin won both the individual and team Bronze Medals.

Mixed Hockey achieved a Gold Medal. The team, pictured below, had fixtures against all opposing regions, winning every match except one which was a draw. Going into the final game against Richard Huish College, both colleges needed a win to be champions. Greenhead won 2-0 against a team that had not let in any goals!

Adele Crowther, Teacher of PE at Greenhead College said:

“What a fantastic weekend of sport! It was great to be back at the AoC Sport National Championships after a two year break due to covid. All 33 students that represented the College and the Region performed magnificently, demonstrating outstanding sportsmanship, teamwork, athleticism, and resilience.  

We are extremely proud of all the students who competed over the weekend, they were a credit to us. Coming home with bronze in badminton and table tennis and gold in the mixed hockey was the icing on the cake!”

In terms of skill, sportsmanship and teamwork, our College was exceptional. At the end of the tournament, we were commended by the officials with regard to our students’ attitude and team ethos. All our students performed magnificently and were a credit to Greenhead College and the region.

Greenhead College students compete at AoC Sport National Championships

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Students from Greenhead College competed at the AoC Sport National Championships in Nottingham at the end of April, coming home with a bronze medal in women’s basketball as they helped the Yorkshire & Humber Region to finish in 5th place.

48 students, competing in badminton, basketball, cross-country, golf, hockey and tennis travelled to the University of Nottingham where they battled against athletes from colleges across England, Wales and Northern Ireland during the three-day event.

Our men’s basketball team narrowly missed out on a bronze medal in a nail biting match against London where they came back from being 6 points down at one point for the lead to be consistently changing with seconds to go.

Cara Inch and Lucie Hall finished 6th and 11th place respectively in the women’s cross country. Fionn Kerry and Leo Hunter finished 17th and 36th in the men’s cross country in some tough conditions, both teams finished in 6th place.  

Our women’s hockey team finished 4th in a very tough field this year and the men’s finished 5th.

Lucy Margetson, Kieron Hinds and Oscar Jessup helped the Tennis team to finish 6th. Angela Xu was part of the badminton team who also finished 6th.

James Bailey performed well in the golf competition battling with some very testing conditions over the weekend, as part of an incomplete regional team Yorkshire and Humber came 8th.

As well as individual glory, teams will be aiming to accumulate points for their region and win the prestigious Wilkinson Sword trophy.

“Yet again Greenhead College has lead the way in being one of the largest participating colleges in the National Championships, showcasing the sporting talent that Huddersfield has to offer and their ability to compete consistently at a National Level. Our students were competing against other colleges who have specific sports academies with first class facilities and who train up to three times a week. ” Commented Adele Crowther, Greenhead’s College Sports Maker.

Imogen powerlifts her way to title of European Champion and picks up her second British Record

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A1 student Imogen Cargill has powerlifted her way to not only winning the title of European Champion 2018, but also picking up her second British Record.

Imogen, who joined Greenhead College in September 2018 from King James School, has been powerlifting competitively since 2017, aged 15 years old, and has never looked back. Her success in her first competition qualified her for the National Championships, proving that she had real promise for the sport.

Imogen competed in the National Championships in February 2018, where she performed magnificently, becoming the 2018 British Champion in squat in her age and weight category, and even more significantly picked up her first British Record.

Following her fantastic win at the National Championships, Imogen qualified to represent GB at the European Championships held in Dublin in September 2018, and was the youngest to compete.

Despite Imogen moving up a weight category, due to her rigorous strength training regime, she performed outstandingly and not only did she become the 2018 European Champion for squat, she also picked up a second British Record. A remarkable achievement!

Imogen is an outstanding role model for girls of her age promoting health, strength, endurance and confidence, especially in a sport dominated by males and a huge crowd of spectators.

Imogen has big plans for her sporting career and in 2019 hopes to move on to equipped lifting, which is much more technical and puts your body under even greater strain to lift heavier weights. Imogen is also working towards more British Records and will even be attempting 2 World Records.

Congratulations Imogen, we look forward to hearing about your inevitable future success!

These Girls Can!

Greenhead College’s Women’s Hockey team are the National Knockout Cup Champions for the second consecutive year running!

The cup final took place on 2nd May 2018 at the Cannock Hockey Club in Staffordshire. The final match saw Greenhead competing against Exeter College, the winners of the AoC National Championships just weeks before. However, the team played outstandingly and, with true determination, managed to defend their knockout cup title, storming to victory with a 2-1 win.

This is the fourth consecutive year that the Greenhead Hockey team has reached the cup final and they have now won the title 2 years in a row, which is no mean feat.

Coach Kelly Pryde-Fillingham said

 ‘To defend our title is a fantastic achievement, I am so proud of the girls!’

A huge congratulations and well done to all the players!

GC Sports Stars Compete at AoC Sport National Championships

On Friday 20th April 2018, 57 students from Greenhead College headed down to Nottingham to participate in the Association of Colleges Sport National Championships 2018, with Greenhead being one of the largest participating Colleges.

Representing both Greenhead College and Yorkshire & Humber, our sports stars competed in various sports including; Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Hockey, Netball, Table Tennis and Tennis across the three-day event, all in which our students performed outstandingly.

The results of the weekend were as follows:

  • Bronze medal for the women’s Greenhead College Hockey team.
  • Bronze medal for the women’s Yorkshire & Humber Cross Country team, represented by some Greenhead College students.
  • 4th place for the men’s Greenhead College Basketball team. A notably outstanding achievement as all of the teams that they competed against were from basketball academies.
  • 5th place for the mixed Yorkshire & Humber Tennis team, in which 4 of 5 players were from Greenhead College.
  • 5th place for the mixed Yorkshire & Humber Table Tennis team.
  • 5th place for the mixed Yorkshire & Humber Badminton team.
  • 6th place for the Greenhead College Netball team.

These results reflect the exceptional sporting talent we have here at Greenhead College, and for 57 of our students to qualify to the National Championships is a fantastic achievement. A huge congratulations to all that competed!