Hills Road celebrates sporting success on the national stage!

We’re incredibly proud to announce that Hills Road has achieved first place in the Association of Colleges’ (AoC) Sport Points Tier 3 division and third place overall in the national competition.

Hills celebrates sporting success

Hills Road ranks third place overall in national competition

At the start of the 2022/2023 academic year, the AoC Sport introduced a points-style system to reward colleges for their engagement in sport.

Points are awarded based on League and Cup entries, final positions, Regional Tournaments and the National Championships.

At the end of the academic year, the colleges with the greatest number of points are celebrated as the ‘most successful’ sports college within the AoC.

Colleges across the country are divided into three tiers, based on their size. Hills Road was placed in the third tier.

Remarkably, the College not only placed first in its tier, with the return of 126 points, but finished third overall.

We want to thank all our staff and students who contributed to this success. Without their hard work and dedication throughout the academic year this achievement wouldn’t have been possible.

Ayden Duffy, Head of Sport at Hills Road said “When you look at some of the colleges we finished ahead of – some massive colleges – it’s a really amazing achievement and one we’re really proud of.”

“It’s a real credit to the coaches, staff, pupils and everyone that has put so much hard work into this school year.

“The staff have been great and the timetable has also helped so much. Sport is not something that is shoehorned in at the end of the day, it’s incorporated in and around other lessons.

“To win our tier is fantastic but then to finish in the top three overall just topped it off.”

We can’t wait for the next academic year! We’re certain that there will be a lot to look forward to and many more sporting challenges to take place.

To put that into context, while Hills Road has around 2,700 students enrolled, overall national champions Peter Symonds College (140 points) have an estimated 6,000 students while second-placed Loughborough College (136 points) has 10,000.

The Cambridge Independent