London Regional Champions
The AoC regional tournaments are open to students in AoC Sport member colleges and are held in the autumn term. The top teams and individuals in 13 sports qualify for the AoC Sport National Championships, where they compete for both their college and their region.
The winning Ability Counts Football Team is a testament to the significant support provided by The Inclusive Sport programme over the past six years. The opposition teams withdrew the day before and one on the day of the game, proving our team was too intimidating for the other colleges.
On the same day NewVIc students Mohammed Raqueeb and Mubarak Farah competed in the AoC Sport London regional Table Tennis Championships and topped the London tables! Mubarak won 4 out 5 games and Raqueeb went undefeated in all 5 of his games. Both students will also be playing at the National Finals in Nottingham in April 2019.
Cricket Team Captain Jawwad Hussain, said:
Cricket Team Captain and Business Level 3 Year 2 Student
NewVIc is already a very successful college with one of the highest sports participation rates in the country with 55% of our students taking part in some kind of sport or physical activity on 1 or more occasions. All of the achievements have required a lot of commitment and hard work from the NewVIc Sports Academy team and their dedicated students. In September 2017, Sport England has awarded NewVIc £92,850 funding, in order for the college to provide an additional focus on tackling levels of inactivity amongst our student population outside of mainstream sport in open sessions across the college site away from the Sports Hall e.g. circus skills, roller disco, skate club, free running, health club, slack lining, skipping and archery.
Beth Harris, Sports Academy Manager, said:
Sports Academy Manager