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 connors@richuish.ac.uk.

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

Student/TeamAchievement
Lauren KnightSelection for England Colleges Netball Squad
Sophie DenmanSelection for England Colleges Hockey Squad
Olivia PearsonSelection for England Colleges Hockey Squad
Kathryn LennardSelection for England Colleges Hockey Squad
Amelia FosterSelection 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 WatsonSelection into Bristol Bears U18 Squad
Jamie GuestSelection into Bath Rugby Academy U18 Squad
Women’s BasketballNational Semi-Finals in Dynamik and AoC Sport National Finalists
Women’s HockeySemi-Finals of AoC Sport Cup
Men’s HockeyQuarter Finals of National Cup
Men’s RugbyQuarter Finals of Premier Rugby
Men’s BasketballAoC Sport National Finalists, South West League Champions
NetballAoC SW League Champions
Imogen RogersNational Schools X Country Championships
Megan AdcockDevon Under 18s Women’s Rugby
Leah OsbourneSomerset Under 18s Women’s Rugby
Holly-Mae MckennaSW 60m Champion, Welsh U20s Silver Medal
Huish Tigers Under 18Basketball England South West Under 18 Champions
Casey W, Lewis C, Miko M, Ben W, Josh CHuish Tigers National League Debuts
Women’s RugbyAoC Sport National 7s Silver Medalists
Equestrian TeamSouthern Champions and National Qualifiers 2019