New South Yorkshire sports venture a success

Soputh Yorkshire Games at Thomas Rotherham College
Soputh Yorkshire Games at Thomas Rotherham College

Students who are not naturally sporty had a chance to pit their skills against other teams and try new sports they might enjoy in the first event of its kind in South Yorkshire.

Thomas Rotherham College played host to the first stage of the South Yorkshire Games aimed at non-sporty students from right across the region. The tournament was a fantastic opportunity for young people to try a sport they may only have limited experience of, against other colleges in an informal format.

The event was designed to follow on from the School Games framework for ages 16 and under and was supported by the Country Sport Partnership, South Yorkshire Sport, who provided free t-shirts for every participant.

Students from Thomas Rotherham College, Sheffield College, Rotherham College, Barnsley College and Doncaster College attended and took part in netball, table tennis and dodgeball. Points were awarded dependent upon the team position at the end of every match. All college teams were matched against each other in a round robin format and the points were then fed forward into a College Games league table.

A staff spokesman from Thomas Rotherham College said: “The games were played in good spirits and there was a fantastic atmosphere throughout.”

At the end of day one the league table stood as follows:

1st Sheffield College: 28 points

2nd Doncaster College: 22 points

Joint 3rd TRC and Barnsley College: 20 points

4th RCAT: 18 points.

The event concludes with a further day of competition in football and badminton at the Dearne Valley College sports centre on April 27.

Well done to the TRC participants who were all a credit to the college and particularly to TRC’s very own Danny Jones who won the last man standing dodgeball competition.