On Wednesday 26th April, students from Rotherham College’s Dinnington Campus and North Notts College played their first friendly match of the year at Dinnington High School. After a fantastic match with students from the different sites chatting and joking around, North Notts College won the game 6-1.
The game was organised by Sports Makers, Ben Hannan from Rotherham College and Lucy Willets from North Notts College. Lucy said, ‘This was our first inter-college game of the year and it was a great experience. The players enjoyed the competitive opportunity which was very sociable and light-hearted. All of the players were a credit to the colleges.’
North Notts College Coach, Steve Bannister added, ‘It was an enjoyable game played in a friendly atmosphere with both teams showing good open play.’
The students from both colleges have been practising every Wednesday afternoon. The sessions at North Notts are open to students across the college but the team that have formed this year is mainly composed of Engineering and Business students. The team at Dinnington is created from students studying Games and Animation courses, having participated in weekly 5-a-side games from January at the local resource centre. Ben Hannan commented, ‘Week by week, students have grown in confidence and ability whilst also improving their own cohesion amongst the group.’
‘It was enjoyable to play a friendly match against another college,’ said Level 3 Media, Animation and Games student, Matt Poskitt, ‘hopefully this will help us improve for future games.’
At the end of the academic year there will be the annual 5-a-side football tournament at Rotherham College and North Notts College. The winners and runners-up of the event will qualify for participation in the first RNN Games, which takes place on Wednesday 28th June at Dearne Valley College.