Success for TyneMet in AoC Regional Sports Competitions

There was success for Men’s Football, Badminton and Cross-Country as our learners competed in the Association of Colleges regional sport competitions in Middlesbrough.

The regional competitions determine which individuals and teams will go on to represent the North East in Nottingham for the AoC Nationals in April.

Tyne Metropolitan College’s Men’s Football Academy went through their competition with a 100% record, winning five games out of five to progress to the Nationals.

They started the day with a 2-1 win over New College Durham before defeating Stockton Riverside College 2-0. This set up a big cross river derby with Gateshead College who were also undefeated after two games.

A ruthless TyneMet side scored three early goals, adding a fourth in the second half in an emphatic 4-0 victory.

Only a 7-0 defeat at the hands of Hartlepool Sixth Form College would see TyneMet fail to reach the final, but despite going a goal behind, NESA secured a 2-1 win to close out the group stages.

East Durham College were the opposition in the final, but TyneMet had too much for them, winning 2-0, the margin of victory could have been a while lot more if it was for the inspired form of the East Durham goalkeeper.

Two of the College’s Badminton players also made it through to regional qualifying, Emma Burn and Robyn Luckerly will represent the North East in the National competition. In cross-country Sophie Peacock and Scott Hall have also qualified for the National finals in Nottingham,

Deputy Head of NESA, Chris Wall

“We are immensely proud of all of our NESA learners who competed in the AOC regional competitions down in Middlesbrough this year. The level of competition in the region was extremely high so we are delighted with those who will be heading to Nottingham University in April to represent the North East. This will certainly enhance their learning experience of those learners and hopefully motivate those who missed out to return next year and obtain qualification themselves”.