AoC Sport 2016 National Championships

Queen Mary’s College (QMC) players Kelsey Mosquera and Luke Watts represented the college in the Mixed Doubles event at the recent AoC Sport (the leading organisation for college sport and physical activity in the UK) 2016 National Championships.IMG_2691The tennis competition was held at the Silksworth Tennis Centre with competitions in men’s and women’s singles, doubles and also mixed doubles. The QMC pair finished as runners-up overall after losing to Greenhead College Huddlesfield, Yorkshire in their first Group A match and again in the final after it went to a shoot out.

Pos
COLLEGE
REGION
1
Greenhead
Y&H
2
Queen Mary’s
SE
3
Exeter
SW
4
Runshaw
NW
5
Barnet & Southgate
L
6
Easton & Otley
E
7
Wyggeston & QEI
EM
8
Cirencester
WM

The college sport National Championships, now in its 38th year, is one of the largest annual sporting events in England involving over 1,800 college students and 200 staff from across England, Wales and Scotland. This year’s three-days finals took place in Tyne and Wear across fifteen different sports including tennis, badminton, swimming and trampolining.

Students qualified for the championships through regional tournaments that took place in the autumn term, as well as competing in their chosen sport, students compete for points for their region. The region whose teams and individuals accumulated the most points won the prestigious Wilkinson Sword trophy which was won this year by the South West region (who retained the trophy from 2015) with 309 points followed by the South East in second place with 279 points overall.

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