Students on national stage

Hartlepool Sixth Form College students who have been seleted to represent the region and England in a variety of sports
Hartlepool Sixth Form College students who have been seleted to represent the region and England in a variety of sports

SCORES of sporty students have been picked to represent a Hartlepool college on the regional and national stage.

Sports leaders at Hartlepool Sixth Form College are delighted as a large number of students from its sports teams and academies are making regional squads and final national team trials.

They have kept up the college’s success of recent after excelling in everything from rugby, football and hockey to badminton and trampolining.

Ben Robinson, director of sport at the Brinkburn college, said: “This is testament to the wealth of talent we have at the college and the elite sport ethos.

“Our academy programmes are recognised on a national level and I’m sure that our athletes will do us proud as always, we can’t wait to get into action at the championships.”

Already this year, Amy Cowan has been selected for the North East women’s football team, and Jonathon Leck made the North Squad for hockey and attended final trials for the England Colleges Team.

Nine players from the college’s elite rugby academy have made the North East squad with Elliot Husband, Jack Angus, Josh Bragman and Eldon Myers waiting to find out if they have been selected for the final England Squad.

Eldon is bidding to make his second appearance after representing the national team last season.

He has also recently broken into Newcastle Falcons’ Under 18 squad, along with three other members of the college rugby academy.

The rugby academy has also qualified as the North East champions for the sixth year in a row and will take on the best colleges in Britain in a two days competition.

And 26 college athletes represented the North East team in swimming, badminton, tennis, trampoline, and golf at the British Colleges Sports National Finals.

The pinnacle of college sport was held at Bath University last week .

More sports have recently been added to Hartlepool Sixth Form College such as mountain biking and white water canoeing. This was after it appointed a Sports Maker to ensure students are offered as much sporting opportunities as possible.

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