Athletics: SGS College pupil Hattie strikes gold at Welsh Athletics Indoor Grand Prix
5:00pm Saturday 15th February 2014 in Sport
THREE students from South Gloucestershire and Stroud (SGS) College are celebrating after each coming home with a medal from the Welsh Athletics Indoor Grand Prix held at Cardiff National Indoor Athletics Centre on Sunday.
Cam-based Hattie Dent, 18, won gold in the 60 metre hurdles at the South West Indoor Athletics Championships for under-20s.
Daniel Andrews-Munroe, 17, also won gold in the 200 metres, while Yemma Songu, 16, won bronze in the 200 metres.
The three winners all currently studying whilst training have been working tremendously hard.
SGS Collrhr Athletics Academy coach, Richard Gwyn said: “It is great to see our sprinters and hurdlers doing well indoors, which bodes well for the forthcoming outdoor summer season.”
Meanwhile, 18 students from South Gloucestershire and Stroud (SGS) College gave up their time to volunteer at the West of England Winter 2014 Sainsbury’s School Games recently.
Taking place at the University of the West of England Sports Centre, the Athletics Academy students took the role of officials and mentors, which enabled them to develop leadership and officiating skills.
Three of the students – Abigail Johnston, 18, Dent and Andrews-Munroe – are Sport Makers from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Legacy programme which aims to inspire the next generation of sport volunteers to help make sport happen in the West of England.
Wesport Workforce Development Officer Sarah Casselden said: “It has been great the way the college has embraced the Sport Maker programme.”