NULC wins rugby sevens county cup
26th March 2015
Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) has won the Staffordshire Rugby Sevens cup.
At the competition held at Newcastle-under-Lyme School yesterday (25 March) the NULC team beat St Joseph's College in the semi-final and Newcastle-under-Lyme School in the final.
Coached by Robin Websdale and captained by Nathan Caucau, the team comprised of Ellis Moysey, Jarrod Clack, Seva Bulunakau, George Waganvere, Billy Wara, Alex James, Phil Watson and Joe Welsh.
Said NULC's Academy of Sport manager Trevor Humphreys: "This is an absolutely fantastic achievement. It's the first time an NULC team has won this cup in its 50 year history. Our sports teams are on course for one of the best seasons ever. Our basketball and volleyball teams have qualified for national championships and our biggest ever squad is going to the AoC Sport national championships at the weekend. We are without doubt the number one college for sport in the region."
NULC Sports Academy programmes include football, basketball, netball, athletics/ endurance, rugby, volleyballand the Ian Woosnam Golf Academy Academy 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.