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Guisborough students' 12 hour sporting challenge
6:09pm Monday 4th March 2013 in News
STUDENTS are completing 12 gruelling hours of sporting events to raise funds today, Monday, March 4.
The youngsters at Prior Pursglove College in Guisborough are trying to raise cash so they can take part in the British Colleges Sport National Finals.
Football, basketball, badminton, rugby, volleyball and dodgeball have all been played from 9am and they won’t finish until 9pm.
Money raised from sponsorship will go to assist with accommodation, kit, travel and food expenses. The finals at Bath University from Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24 attract 2,500 students.
Prior Pursglove’s female volleyball team are the current champions at the tournament.
Team captain Amy Leng said: “Last year the finals were a well organised and exciting event to be a part of. It was a great weekend and a fantastic achievement to win the volleyball competition and we would like to try and retain the trophy this year. For myself, it was a prodigious triumph and it was great to bring volleyball into the spotlight. I am also privileged to have been given the captaincy this year.”
Dave Johnston, Sports Development Co-ordinator said, “The BCS National finals weekend is the pinnacle event of the college sporting calendar.”