Seevic Storm makes history at AoC National Finals
Friday, 28 April 2017
The Seevic Storm Academy had a very successful weekend securing gold and silver in the AoC National Finals at Nottingham University.
The Rugby 7s team had some tough competition throughout the weekend but gave 100% in every game to ensure they were at the top of the table.
The boys suffered one defeat from Hartlepool but picked themselves up to go on to win their final game.
Head of Rugby, Danny Cleare, was very proud of the students and said: “The boys have really been a testament to Academy this year. In the lead up to the event everyone gave up their half term to ensure we maintained the standard of rugby that we knew we needed to win the competition.
“The 7s team demonstrated huge amounts of commitment and desire throughout the competition but this was all helped by the teamwork shown in the weeks before. Not only was it the 7s team at training but the whole squad were there to push them and help ensure we were at our best.”
“The weekend showed what hard work and a can-do attitude can achieve as the boys have made history as the first Seevic Storm Rugby team to ever win a National Title.”
The Women’s football also walked away with the silver medal in the tournament which is a great achievement for the girls and really demonstrates how far the sport has come at Seevic.
Craig Davidson, Head of Sport, said: “The girl’s came into the AoC Sport National Finals on the back of a hugely successful tour to Baltimore. I believe that not only did the tour bring the squad closer together but it also inspired the girls to work to a higher standard of play which was a big factor in the success of the weekend.
“The women’s football academy at Seevic is rapidly developing into one of the best in Essex and the East region and it I am grateful to be a part of it.”
When speaking about the overall success of the AoC National Finals Craig added: “The AoC Sport National Finals proved to be one of our most successful ever. To come home with a gold and silver is a real testament to the level of the programme we offer.”
Seevic nearly had three medals with the Women’s Basketball team narrowly missing out on third place to finish fourth; and Cross Country Runner Sinead Clark, 16, finishing in 12th place.
Seevic have had a fantastic year so far and are hoping the success continues with both the Rugby and Football Acadmey competing in the Essex Cup Finals and the rugby Academy also fighting for the AoC Play-Offs title.
What our students have to say:
Eddie Stevens, 18, who studies A-Level Economics, Mathematics and Physics, said: “We had such a great weekend, everyone come closer together and winning the gold has given us the momentum we needed to go into the Essex Cup Final on Wednesday.”
Dan Allison added, 17, who students BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production, said: “This final was a real test of how far we have come this season and it has been great to do it with these boys. Everyone was so happy to win and we all showed great determination throughout the games even when it was getting tough.”
Grace Hill, 17, who studies BTEC Level 3 Sport & Exercise Science, said: “Over the weekend we turned into a massive Seevic Storm family. Everyone pushed each other through the competition and the support we all have each other was incredible.
Twins Georgia and Jasmine Young, who both study BTEC Sport said: “It was a tough weekend but we learnt a lot. The team bonded well and we could not have done it without each other. Hopefully we can do the same next year and hopefully go one step further to get the gold.”
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