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NSCG Sport Students Raise the Game

As Level 2 and 3 Sport students partake in a week-long schedule of enrichment activities, NSCG achieves a top ten ranking in the Association of Colleges (AoC) Sport Participation league table.

A brand new point-based system has been introduced by the AoC to reward colleges for their engagement in college sport with NSCG being ranked as number six out of 270 member colleges.

Points are awarded based on the number of teams that enter and participate in AoC Sport League and cup competitions and final positions within those, Regional Tournaments and the National Championships.

Dave Sutton, Academy of Sport Manager and Curriculum Leader, said: “This news really is a testament to the support we receive here from all the staff, coaches and most importantly, the students.

“Their commitment and performing to their utmost ability every time makes this achievement a particularly worthy one and we couldn’t be prouder of all the fantastic students and teams who take part in sporting events on behalf of NSCG.

“We’re looking forward to the rest of this year’s games and excited to see where we stand at the end of the academic year.”

The news comes as students from Level 2 and 3 Sport, Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science and Public Services students at Newcastle College took part in a broad range of enrichment activities this week.

Guest speakers, trips, activities and workshops were organised, including visits and training sessions with elite athletes.

Todd Bailey, Curriculum Manager for Sport and Public Services, said: “Enrichment plays a vital role during students’ time here as it helps them engage with their course on a much deeper level.

“It also introduces them to different areas and opportunities within their chosen industry so can be incredibly worthwhile.”

Amongst a host of activities, students benefited from a visit from Staffordshire University’s Sports Coaching Lecturer and PT Gareth Barrett with Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science students attending the university for sessions on sports massage, joint assessments and anatomy.

In addition, retired Stoke City FC Forward, Ricardo Fuller also led a football coaching session followed by a motivational talk and Q&A with NSCG students.