College Students' Triple Medal Win

Students representing Dudley College once again showed their sporting skills and talents at a national level when they participated in the British Colleges Sports (BCS) National Championship held at the University of Bath, where over 2,500 students from England, Wales and Scotland gathered to take part in 14 different sports.

Dudley College's students were part of the West Midlands region team who secured their best ever position, collecting the Bronze medal for finishing third overall from 11 regions.

The national competition also saw three college students successfully securing medals for their individual sports during the two-day tournament in table tennis and cross country.

Lyndsey Glover, who is 18  and  already has a clutch of England caps to her name, and Jess Taylor, 19 from Wednesbury, fought hard in the table tennis doubles coming third and collecting a bronze medal after beating teams from Yeovil College, East Norfolk and Derby College, whilst Charlotte Davis competed against 60 other runners in the cross country, coming 20th, which helped to clinch the region's third position.

Jess and Lyndsey, both studying sports at Dudley College, were delighted with their win and explained: "We had a brilliant time at the championships, and it's really good to be involved in an event with students from all over the country.

Charlotte, whose fine run ensured the West Midlands finished with a bronze medal, told us: "I'd trained really hard to get myself fit, and definitely felt the pressure when I knew my race position could effect whether the region won a medal. I'm really pleased to represent the college and had a great time at the event as we were with hundreds of other people who love sport.

"I'm studying on the Public Service course because I want to join the armed forces when I leave college. Being fit and part of a successful team is the kind of experience that's really important if you want to stand out when you are applying."

The championship is the largest annual college multi-sport event in the UK, and sees college athletes aged 16-19, who have qualified at a regional level, compete for national titles.