Selby College First Team prepare to represent Yorkshire at the AOC National Championships

Now in its 39th year, the Association of Colleges National Championships are a celebration of competitive sport in colleges, providing recognition, fun and an exciting opportunity for students to compete.

Representatives from top-performing Selby College will join forces with 12 other colleges to form the Yorkshire and Humber team who are hoping to beat last year’s 6th place position.

Students from Selby College first competed in the National Championships two years ago where the Women’s Volleyball Team narrowly missed out on a place in the finals despite a strong start.

This year the Men’s Football team beat off fierce competition from Barnsley College and Wyke College to safely secure their position as league winners. The Team played 6 games in total, successfully winning 5 and drawing just 1. They also failed to concede a goal through the qualifying stages, eventually finishing 2-0 up in the final against Wilberforce College.

The stand out individual performance came from Joel Hancox who put on an impressive show in the Boys’ Singles Tennis Tournament to gain the right to represent the region at the National Championships. Joel won the tournament beating Sheffield College in the final, only giving away one point in that match, and only giving away a total of 3 points throughout the whole competition.

Both Joel Hancox and the Boys Football Team will now go on to represent Yorkshire and Humberside at the National Tournament in Nottingham over the weekend of 21-23 April.

Greencore and GroundTech have helped Selby College by funding the new kit and helping to pay for accommodation whilst at the national championships. 

Sports Development Officer, Ed Grady said of the local employers’ backing;

“On behalf of the College I would like to thank Greencore and GroundTech for providing a new strip and also to Thornes who have kindly supported the College this season. Their considerable generosity is very gratefully received from both the staff and students at Selby College. ”


Published: Wednesday 22 Mar 2017