Two Nottingham College Sport students are captaining the East Midlands team at the Association of Colleges (AoC) Sport National Championships this weekend (26-28 April). Alex Fray and Jessica Widdowson are both studying towards a Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching at Nottingham College.
In total, five students from Nottingham College are representing our region.
The students are competing in various events including: cross country, squash, table tennis and hockey. They come from a range of courses including Sport, Engineering, Media and A Levels, and are up against stiff competition from across the UK. Nineteen-year-old Alex is competing in the squash competition alongside his Captain role.
To be selected as men’s captain for the East Midlands for a second year in a row is a huge and unexpected honour.
It’s a great weekend of sport and I’m sure the team will again do the East Midlands proud!Alex Fray - Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching
Jessica is competing in the table tennis competition.
It’s an honour for me to be selected as a captain. This will be my third year competing, which I am so happy about. The National Finals is my favourite weekend of the year.Jessica Widdowson - Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching
Special mention goes to fellow student Megan who qualified for the finals, but isn’t able to compete as she is running the London Marathon!