Seevic 'storm' to National Finals
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Seevic Storm sport academies have achieved brilliant results - starting another successful year.
Celebrations have begun as Seevic Storm begins to qualify for the AoC Sport National Finals.
This is an exciting time for the college and for the second year running the Women’s Football Academy team did not concede a goal throughout the whole tournament and scored an incredible 45 goals.
Cross Country runner Sinead Clarke was placed 2nd and Table Tennis player Justin Jeffery also qualified after being placed in the top four of the AoC Sport East Region tournament.
Joining the Cross Country East Region team are students from Palmer’s Campus as part of Seevic Palmer’s College.
Amber Pullings, placed 1st, Lucie Ball, placed 5th, in the Women’s team and Sarab Chillon, placed 2nd, Joe Loagn, placed 5th and Oliver Mann, placed 7th in the Men’s team.
The National Finals will take place at Nottingham University in April.
Craig Davidson, Head of Sport at Seevic, said: “I am delighted for the girls to have won the East region title two years running and taking ourselves to the national finals where we will try and better our silver medal from last year.
“The football played was very skilful and to win the final 7-0 was a testament to hard work and the quality of players we have here in our football academy.”
Michelle Young, 18, who is currently studying BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport, played in the midfield position in the tournament.
She said: “There was a great atmosphere on the day which really motivated us throughout the tournament.
“The whole team worked really hard and it is great that it has paid off – we all felt as a team that we deserved to win and we did.
“I cannot wait for the finals; it is going to be a fantastic opportunity and hopefully another day of success.”
As well as the success of the AoC qualifiers, Seevic are also celebrating the Netball Academy who beat last year’s national champions Barking Abbey in their AoC Sport Premier League game.
Men’s Football also beat Redbridge College 6-2 in the second round of the English Schools National Cup.
And finally Men’s Basketball beat Barking & Dagenham in their ABL league game comfortably, 86-58.
Reflecting on the day of success, Craig added: “We have had another fantastic start to the year with our student-athletes excelling yet again at the highest level.
“To have so many students qualify for the AoC Sport National Finals in the first round is a testament to the strength of our provision.”
Seevic Storm are holding an Open Day on Wednesday 25 September, where you can join the teams in training.
Book your place today!