Bexhill College's men's and women's volleyball academies travelled to Southampton for the AoC Sport South East England Championships. Both teams performed brilliantly in what was a very closely contested tournament between all sides.
The academies are made up of international students that study at Bexhill College, alongside local students. Representing the side were students from Slovakia, Bermuda, Italy, Poland, Korea and more. The women's side (who has won the tournament for the past two years) just missed out on gold and the men's side (who finished fourth last year) took bronze. The men's side will travel to Southampton again next week looking to secure a place in the national cup quarter finals, whilst the women's volleyball team are already into the last eight nationally.
Two days before the volleyball regionals, the Table Tennis Academy travelled to Reigate for the regional championships. The women's doubles pair has qualified for national championships, with the men's doubles and men's singles missing out on medal positions; that means the College table tennis team have had platers qualify for the national tournament for five years in a row.
The other academies also have a busy end to term one. The football academy are traveling to Cobham (Chelsea FC training ground) for the second time this term to compete in a final; The badminton academy are traveling to Chichester for their national cup match round of 16; Then tennis academy are competing in the LTA Mixed U19 Competition and netball academy have a league match.
On the 2nd December, the draw was made for the women's basketball national cup quarter final; they will face either Hackney College or St. Charles College (London) depending on the outcome of their game. The women's volleyball quarter final draw will take place next month.
Sports Academy Manager, Adam Hurley, commented "It's been a great first term for the sports academies and there is still some important competitions to be played before Christmas break. Depending on the badminton and men's volleyball results next week, we potentially have four academies into the last eight nationally which is a fantastic achievement. The academy has also qualified in two sports to represent South East England at the AoC National Championships in Nottingham next year”.
The College is extremely proud of their sports academy and their continued success locally, regionally and nationally. Any current Year 11 students interested in joining one of our sports academies should contact Adam Hurley (Sport Academy Manager) -firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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