Sport & Physical Activity
Halesowen College runs a wide range of sports teams which enter the AoC Sport leagues, cups and regional qualifiers for the National Championships - link to AoC site. Each team has dedicated training sessions with a qualified coach; working on skill development, tactical awareness and fitness with a view to improving individual and team performances during the league programme. College fixtures take place on Wednesday afternoons (September to April for winter sports and March to July for summer sports).
Your choice of course will not exclude you from being involved in college sport; the teams are available to all college students. All that is expected is that you commit to regularly attending the relevant team training session(s).
The AoC Sport West Midlands leagues are some of the most competitive in the country. Huge numbers of athletes are involved and students representing Halesowen will get the opportunity to test themselves against some of the best young talent around. Students performing at a high level (district/county football and netball, National League basketball and volleyball) are encouraged to get involved. Beginners are also always welcome and are guaranteed to improve their skills throughout the season.
In addition to the competitive sports teams there are also opportunities for individuals to compete in cup competitions and/or regional tournaments in the following sports:
- Cross Country
- Table Tennis
Elite level performers in football, netball, rugby and hockey can also be nominated for national representative trials.
Josh Timmins selected for West Midlands Colleges cross country squad for AoC Sport National Championships. Josh qualified with an excellent 2nd place at the West Mids qualifier at Lilleshall in November. He is hoping for a high placing at National Finals in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in April. Men’s Volleyball team reached the semi-finals of the AoC Sport Regional Tournament. An excellent result in our first attempt at entering this event.
Three badminton players reached the semi-finals of their events at the AoC Sport Regional Badminton event. Natalia Paluszek lost her women’s singles semi-final to the eventual champion and Obri Gonzalez/Sophia Papalouis also lost a close semi to the eventual winners.
- Men’s Basketball squad crowned Div 3 champions with a record of 10 wins and only 2 losses
- Women’s Football team won their Category 5 League
Adam Wheeler & Jordan Madkins qualified to represent the West Midlands at AoC Sport National Championships in table tennis doubles. The pair earned their place through victory at the AoC Sport West Midlands qualifier at Lilleshall. They finished 6th at Finals.
- Men’s Basketball West Mids Knockout Cup Winners, League Champions & National Knockout Cup Semi-finalists
- Women’s Football Regional 5-a-side semi-finalists and Regional League Winners
- Men’s Football South West Div 3 Winners
For students after a more relaxed sports session there are a range of activities on offer throughout the year. These sessions are aimed at getting people active and are all about enjoyment, relaxation and the social side of sport. Opportunities include:
- Turn Up & play Badminton
- Boxing & Martial Arts
- Turn Up & Play Basketball
- Wheelchair Basketball (in partnership with Dudley Chariots)
- Turn Up & Play Table Tennis
- Back 2 Netball
- Indoor Cricket
All the sessions are free of charge and run by our friendly sports development staff; students can just turn up and join in. Come alone and get involved or bring your friends down too - the more, the merrier!
The College Fitness Suite has recently been refurbished and expanded. Equipment from Cybex’s Prestige range has been added to our already well-equipped facility to ensure we have a top of the range facility for everyone. Any students wanting to use the facility can do so free of charge on completion of a quick induction with the gym supervisor. Staff are then always on hand to offer advice and guidance on technique, training methods and nutrition.
Boxercise speed pads session with students in the gym - fastest hands belonged to Wagma Safi.
For further information on any aspect of college sport or fitness, or to register an interest in joining any of the teams, please get in touch:
Facebook: Halesowen College Sport