Hat trick for NULC men’s basketball team
12th May 2015
Newcastle-under-Lyme College men's basketball team have been crowned league champions.
The victory is a hat trick for the team as they won West Midlands Regional Championship, National Cup and their win on Friday makes them league champions.
NULC beat Barking and Dagenham College in the national semi finals 80-74, then won the finals by 87-83 and on Friday beat Sandwell Academy 102-70. The victory put
NULC in first place in the AoC Sport Basketball West Midlands conference resulting in a league win. The team have also made history by winning three league titles in the last four years.
The men's team aren't the only winners, as success has shifted to the NULC women's team too who have also been crowned AoC Sport Basketball West Midlands champions. In the two years of competing the team have managed to win back to back league titles.
Former Harlem Globetrotter and head basketball academy coach Shawn Jamison said: "The men and women's teams have worked very hard this year to achieve success. Their dedication and hard work has definitely paid off. I'm very proud of both teams."
Said NULC Academy of Sport manager Trevor Humphreys: "This has been a remarkable season for NULC sport. Not only is our basketball team top in the country, our men's volleyball team and the women's cross country team are also national champions.
"If you like sport, no matter what level, then our fantastic facilities and dedicated staff mean NULC is the college of first choice."
NULC Sports Academy programmes include football, basketball, netball, athletics/ endurance, rugby and volleyball which are centred at NULC's Gordon Banks Sports Centre. The college was West Midlands Sports College of the year in 2012 and 2014 and was rated by Ofsted as "outstanding" for sports, leisure and recreation.
To find out more about sport at NULC, please visit: www.nulc.ac.uk/sport-academy.