Students from Greenhead College in Huddersfield represented Yorkshire and the Humber at the Association of Colleges Sport National Championships in Nottingham last week.  

Thirty-three Greenhead students took part, competing in cross country, netball, tennis, badminton, table tennis and mixed hockey.

Students achieved the following medal success:

A gold medal for the mixed hockey team (pictured above), who played 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 conceded any goals!

A bronze medal for three Greenhead College students who represented Yorkshire and Humber on the mixed badminton team.  

A bronze medal for Kamran Amin in both the individual and mixed table tennis tournaments.  

The netball team narrowly missed out on a medal but finished in 4th place, though the team recently celebrated achieving a ‘national double’, reaching the finals of two separate national championships.

Greenhead College flag bearers

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 who 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, Greenhead College was exceptional. At the end of the tournament, the students were commended by the officials with regard to their attitude and team ethos.