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Richard Huish College students recognised on National stage

Posted on 14th April 2019

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Students and teams from Richard Huish College have been recognised on the National Stage by the Association of Colleges. Over the 2018-19 season there has been an unprecedented amount of success from the Huish Sport students, from students representing England College and various Academy’s and several team successes.

Every year AoC Sport run their annual AoC Sports Awards aiming to recognise the achievements, success and contributions to College Sport. This year Huish student, Lauren Knight, was put forward for Sport Performer of the Year whilst the Huish Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams were both put forward for the Team of the Year award.

Lauren has gone above and beyond in Netball this season, both at college and club level. She was selected for the England College Netball team back in November, and has been a key part of the programme, playing in several fixtures across the country. At Huish she was also part of the Netball team who won the AoC Sport SW League for the fourth year running. All of these successes along with her contribution to Netball within the Taunton area lead to her nomination.

The Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams were both nominated for the Team of the Year award due their long line of successes over the season. The Women’s Basketball team reached the semi-finals of the Dynamik Basketball Cup, have qualified for the AoC Sport National Championships and will soon take on Xaverian College, Manchester in the National Cup Final. The Men’s team were unbeaten in the AoC Sport SW League, qualified for the National Final where they soon will face Myerscough and also qualified the AoC Sport National Championships for the first time in a number of years.

Sport Development Manager, Connor Sidley-Adams said: “The success of the students and teams this year has been fantastic. Since working here, I haven’t seen a year with so much success across such a wide range of Sports. To be recognised by AoC Sport is fantastic for the students involved and to be nominated for the Sport Performer and Team of the Year is full credit to the students.”

If you’re interested in getting involved with Huish Sport in September 2019, please contact Connor Sidley-Adams at

Below shows a list of all of the 2018-19 successes from Huish Sport. 

Student/Team: Achievement

Lauren Knight: Selection for England Colleges Netball Squad

Sophie Denman: Selection for England Colleges Hockey Squad

Olivia Pearson: Selection for England Colleges Hockey Squad

Kathryn Lennard: Selection for England Colleges Hockey Squad

Amelia Foster: Selection for GB Handball U17 Squad 

Trampolining Squad (Molly Pickles, Beth Gyatt, Ella O'Grady): Qualification for Southern Finals for Trampolining 

Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Matt Harrison (Tennis), Tom Pike and Imogen Rogers (X-Country), Jen Poole (Badminton): Qualification for AoC Sport Nationals in Nottingham

Andy Watson: Selection into Bristol Bears U18 Squad 

Jamie Guest: Selection into Bath Rugby Academy U18 Squad

Women's Basketball: National Semi-Finals in Dynamik and AoC Sport National Finalists

Women's Hockey: Semi-Finals of AoC Sport Cup

Men's Hockey: Quarter Finals of National Cup

Men's Rugby: Quarter Finals of Premier Rugby

Men's Basketball: AoC Sport National Finalists, South West League Champions

Netball: AoC SW League Champions

Imogen Rogers: National Schools X Country Championships

Megan Adcock: Devon Under 18s Women's Rugby

Leah Osbourne: Somerset Under 18s Women's Rugby

Holly-Mae Mckenna: SW 60m Champion, Welsh U20s Silver Medal

Huish Tigers Under 18: Basketball England South West Under 18 Champions

Casey W, Lewis C, Miko M, Ben W, Josh C: Huish Tigers National League Debuts

Women’s Rugby: AoC Sport National 7s Silver Medalists

Equestrian Team: Southern Champions and National Qualifiers 2019

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