Central College Nottingham retained its position as ‘Nottingham’s sportiest college’ by winning the FE Games again on Friday 17th June 2016.
The games were held at Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton Campus with Central College Nottingham competing against New College, North Notts, West Notts and Newark & Lincoln Colleges.
Colleges competed against each other in a number of games including male and female football, basketball, cricket, table-tennis, badminton, inclusive multi-sport, touch rugby, indoor rowing and tug of war.
The College was represented by students from courses including sport, public services, engineering, science, GCSE, photography, horizons and travel and tourism. In the morning Sports Central started strong in both male and female football, with the girls eventually finishing first and the males coming in third place. Central also came first in the Cricket, while finishing fourth respectively in basketball and table tennis events. Horizons students competed in the multi-sport challenge taking part in wheelchair basketball, boccia and bowls and despite some strong competition Central finished first in the event In the afternoon activities Central were competitive in the badminton again winning the event and did well in the touch rugby event where there were just pipped by Newark and Lincoln College and Central took second place.
The overall result came down to the tug of war. With a third place finish for Central the students had enough to win the FE Games oval by a single point.
The FE Games help to recognise sports participation across all the colleges and give students an opportunity to compete against other colleges. One of the key successes for Central at the FE Games is bringing together students from various courses and campuses to compete alongside each other and make new friends. There was a real good team spirit amongst the students who supported each other throughout the day.- Richard Kerr, College Sport Maker