Record win as Hills Road Sport are crowned East of England Champions
For the fourth consecutive year, Hills Road Sport has won the Clifford Dixon Trophy, which was recently presented by the Association of Colleges to Ann Hemming, Head of Sport at the well-regarded Cambridge Sixth Form College. The Clifford Dixon Trophy is awarded to the College accruing the highest results across all sports in the Eastern Region.
Hills Road students amassed 209 points after competing in 24 different sports. Their nearest rivals were SEEVIC (South East Essex 6th form college) in 2nd place with 94 points and East Norfolk Sixth Form College in 3rd with 87 points.
Out of the 24 sports, Hills won 14, ranging from hockey and volleyball to women’s rugby and tennis. 76 Hills Road students from the winning teams represented the East Region at the National AoC Championships at Nottingham in April. This is the largest cohort of students from one single college to represent a region in the whole country, including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Hills Road medal haul at the Nationals included silver for both the Men’s and the Women’s hockey teams and bronze for golf and table tennis.
Ms Hemming said: “To achieve such an accolade is testament to the dedication of the staff and coaches and the commitment and competitiveness of the students.”
“Sport is such a great platform for life skills including the individuals’ well-being. I am very proud to be associated with the College’s success in sport and we are already planning for next year when we hope to retain the trophy.”