Oaklands College take the top prize at Inter-Further Education Games

PUBLISHED: 16:50 07 April 2015 | UPDATED: 16:50 07 April 2015

Basketball Herts Inter Further Education Games

Basketball Herts Inter Further Education Games

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Oaklands College overcame opposition from Hertford Regional, West Herts and North Hertfordshire at the Inter-Further Education Games to pick up the annual trophy.

With around 500 students competing in 10 different sports, the event was a fantastic spectacle of skill, competition and camaraderie.

Held at the Hertfordshire Sports Village in Hatfield, students from across Hertfordshire were competing for their colleges.

The event follows a series of Sportivate sport sessions in each of the colleges throughout the autumn and spring terms and provides a fantastic opportunity for everyone to take part and compete.

Competitions for both the mainstream and disability students were hard-fought and competitive, contributing to the overall scores.

In the mainstream girls’ football, Oaklands took first place, with Hertford Regional claiming second, while in the mainstream boys’ football, Hertford Regional took the top prize, finishing ahead of West Herts College.

Full results: SEN (Special Educational Needs) Football - Oaklands 1st, North Herts 2nd. Mainstream Table Tennis - Hertford Regional 1st, Oaklands 2nd. SEN Table Tennis - Oaklands 1st, West Herts 2nd. Mainstream Netball - West Herts 1st, Hertford Regional 2nd. SEN Boccia - North Herts 1st, West Herts 2nd. SEN Cricket - Oaklands 1st, North Herts 2nd. SEN Rounders - West Herts 1st, Oaklands 2nd. Mainstream Basketball - West Herts 1st, North Herts 2nd. Touch Rugby - Oaklands 1st, West Herts 2nd. Mainstream Dodgeball - North Herts 1st, West Herts 2nd. SEN Dodgeball - West Herts 1st, Oaklands 2nd. Disability Cup - Oaklands 1st. College Cup - Oaklands 1st.

A polished and engaging dance performance by Oaklands College Performance Arts students got things started and an interview with England netball international and Hertfordshire Mavericks captain Sasha Corbin inspired the competitors.

Corbin talked about her netball career and the importance of being organised so that there is time for education and sport, as well as time

out.

A collaborative approach to the Inter FE Games involves an effective partnership between the four colleges, the relevant national governing bodies of sport, the massive team of Hertfordshire volunteers and the Herts Sports and Physical Activity Partnership (HSP).

The HSP funds and organises the Games, led this year by project officer Shelley Woods.

As the final medals were being awarded, Woods said: “I am delighted with how successful the FE Games have been again this year.

“The venue here at the Hertfordshire Sports Village has been brilliant and all the volunteers, officials, staff and participants have contributed to that.

“The level of competition has been intense but friendly and I congratulate everyone who took part.”

n To find out more about the Hertfordshire FE Games 2015, contact Shelley Woods on 01707 281005, s.woods4@herts.ac.uk

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