For the second year running the Coleg y Cymoedd volleyball teams have won the Welsh Colleges Men’s and Women’s volleyball tournaments, beating off competition from the other colleges from Wales.
They have now qualified to represent Wales at the Association of Colleges Sport National Championships at Bath University in March.
The Welsh Colleges Volleyball Tournament was held at the House of Sport in Cardiff as part of the Welsh Colleges championships which saw over 1000 learners competing in eleven different sports events in preparation for the British championships.
Organised by Welsh Colleges Sport, the tournament comprised players from across colleges in Wales participating in a range of events competing to be put through to the British final in various sports.
Learners involved are part of the A Level programme based at the Nantgarw campus of Coleg y Cymoedd, which is offered in partnership with St. David’s Catholic Sixth Form College and Cardinal Newman RC Comprehensive School.
17 year old Sara Phipps from Tonteg, who is captain of the girls team said: “This was a great experience and a fun day. We are all very excited to compete at the National Championships in Bath in March and hopefully can do even better than last year”.
A Level Physical Education tutor Dawn Webb said: “Both teams played brilliantly and showed determination throughout the day. Last year’s British Finals were excellent filled with drama superb volleyball. I can’t wait to go this year and hopefully compete for medals.”
“The boys Volleyball team players: Joe Dacey, Shaun Perry, Jack Hartly, Aled Palmer, Joe Psaila, and Jarrad Morgan.
The girls Volleyball team players: Sara Phipps, Jess Ogden, Sinead Kirwan, Sophie Lewis, Bethan Williams, Molly Howell, Nia Higgins, Jess Newsway and Tyler Perring.