After successful qualification, 40 Moulton College students represented the East Midlands at the 36th BCS National Championships, the largest annual college national multi-sports championships of its kind at the University of Bath from the 4th April to the 6th April 2014.
With 2,000 students and staff from colleges across England, Scotland and Wales in attendance, in fourteen different sporting competitions, Moulton Students had access to some of the finest facilities in Britain competing against ten other regions.
Hockey and Badminton were the first events involving Moulton students on the Friday with the male and female hockey teams and the individual badminton events getting under way.
Saturday was a busy day for Moulton Staff and students. With a 9am start for both hockey teams and Kayleigh Haskins in trampolining, it was an early breakfast at the hotel in Bristol. Moulton Girls started the day with a 0-0 draw with the Gower College from Wales and goals from Alex Pettit, Jack Pogson and Elliot Knight saw the boys beat Holy Cross College from the North West 4-1.
In the Basketball competition, Moulton convincingly beat Wyke College 40 – 5 in their opening pool game but lost their second game to eventual winners Oaklands College.
As the hockey competition continued, the girls battled on and despite some good play at times, they were unable to over- come Greenhead College and local Midlands rivals Hereford. The boys had a more promising afternoon beating the Gower College and narrowly losing 2 – 1 to Greenhead College.
The Swimming Gala started just after lunch, with Moulton’s own Mark Burrows managing the East Midlands team with Charlie Savage, Jack Britchford, Ashley Thommasson and Abi Moroney making up the majority of the squad, they made every final they entered but just missed out any medals.
Day 3 of competition saw some weary legs continue to put in spirited displays with a mixed bags of results for the male and female hockey teams and female basketball teams as well as the male individual badminton competition.
So after a hectic weekend of competition where the South West Region won the Championship overall with the East Midlands coming 5th , current Basketball student Stephanie Ogden sums things up nicely
“We all really enjoyed the BCS weekend and learnt a lot about each other and other members of the college”