Wednesday 18th May 2016
Throughout the 2015-16 academic year John Leggott College again entered teams into leagues and competitions in several different sports. The college’s various team sports teams contested a total 56 matches in a variety of league and cup competitions, in addition to this athletes and swimmers represented the college at a host of events.
The John Leggott College netball team enjoyed a strong season in 2015-16. They finished in 2nd place in the Association of Colleges Yorkshire & Humber 3B league. This achievement in the league was coupled with a strong performance in the National Netball Cup, with the team reaching the third round. The team made a strong finish to the season, beating local rivals North Lindsey College 41-7 in their final match of the season.
The men’s football team enjoyed some success this season, finishing 3rd in Yorkshire & Humber Category 2C League. This represented an improvement of one place on their league position in the 2014-15 season. The team also played in the Colleges’ Trophy where they reached the second round, unfortunately suffering a 6-7 defeat against Wyke College.
The women’s football team endured a difficult season. The extremely competitive Yorkshire & Humber 3B League pitted the team against academy teams representing a host of sport focussed colleges. An admirable never say die attitude led to some hard fought matches, but in the end some of the competition was simply to strong and the team finished 8th in the league.
JLC also entered a team into the qualifying rounds of the Yorkshire & Humber women’s hockey competition.
In addition to these team sports JLC students took part in cross country. The college experienced some success with Nadina Skinner, Abby Scales and Aiden Grocock all qualifying to represent Humberside at the English Schools Final which took place in March.
JLC students also enjoyed success in the pool during 2015-16. First year students Natasha Crow, formerly of Axholme Academy, and Simone Fraser, who attended Caistor Grammar School, both raced at the Yorkshire & Humber qualifying competitions.
Natasha qualified to represent Yorkshire & Humber at the national AoC championships, but had to withdraw due to taking part in qualifying competitions for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Finally, international student Carrie Chen represented John Leggott College at the Yorkshire & Humber regional qualifiers in the sport of badminton.