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Huddersfield New College’s Talented Athlete golf students are celebrating a successful year in sport, after finishing 2nd place in the AoC Sport Yorkshire & Humber Mixed Golf League.


This year was the first time that the HNC golf team took part in this regional golf league, which runs from December to April. During this time, the HNC team had the opportunity to play at some of the top ranked golf courses in Yorkshire, where they faced tough competition from other sixth form college teams including New College Pontefract, Middlesbrough College and Scarborough Sixth Form College.


Finishing second place as a team is not the only success being celebrated. Two of HNC’s golfers Harry Micklethwaite and James Scatchard finished in 2nd and 3rd place respectively in the individual section of the League.


Reflecting on the success of his students, Pete Lombard, HNC Talented Athlete Coordinator said: “The Talented Athlete programme gives our young athletes the opportunity to continue to compete at prestigious sporting events while they complete their academic studies.  This year was the first in a while that the golf team has entered into a league and to come second was a great achievement. All of our students played exceptionally well and seeing two of them finish in second and third place was brilliant. I hope that we can continue this success next year and beyond.”


The Talented Athlete Programme at HNC supports students who participate in a sport at a regional, national or international level in managing the commitments of their sporting with those of their college studies. This latest sporting success is another shining example of how our Talented Athlete students are supported to thrive and achieve success in their sport during their time as college students.


Want to know more about the programme? Head to our Talented Athlete webpage.


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