NCW students Kendal, Haris, Rico and Martha endured an action-packed day at the first Goalball UK tournament of 2020!
The students, who formed a Novice team for NCW, played in Bristol on Saturday 11 January at the Novice and Intermediate Goalball Tournament competing against teams such as the Winchester Kings, Winchester Knights and RNC Academy.
The NCW Novices have only been playing Goalball for one term so far, and were led brilliantly by Year 13 student Kendal on the day of the tournament.
Students Tom also played in the tournament, and were part of the New College Composite team – coached fantastically by Goalball expert and student Charlotte.
Although the final scores did not reflect a win for the novices, this was the team’s first game together and it was a great experience for all. They are determined to come back fighting next time around.
The tournament was also a great opportunity to catch up with a few former NCW students – Felix who played for RNC Hereford, and Naqib who coached Birmingham.
In other Goalball news, Stuart has been busy training for the GB Senior Men’s Squad, and completed the first training camp of the year ahead of travelling to Finland for the Pajulahti Games starting on Friday 17 January! We will be rooting for you and the team, Stuart!