Sporting excellence at Super College

Students studying at City of Glasgow College are able to enjoy a wide variety of sports as well as take advantage of competitive opportunities at league level. 

And, as 2018 gets underway, the college’s Sports Co-ordinator, Andrew Kirk, is looking ahead to another year of sporting success. He said:

“Our college has developed a number of key partnerships which provide those competition opportunities. They include the regional Scottish Futsal League - a version of five a side football, Touch Rugby League and the Scottish Student Sport Festive Gathering which was held at our City campus in December.

“This was the first time the Gathering had been held at a Scottish college so quite a coup for us as it usually takes place at a university. Over 70 delegates from across the country attended for what was a showcase of excellence and inspiration by institutions that lead on student sport, including our own college.”

Over the past year the City of Glasgow College achieved a number of successes in competitive student sport both regionally and nationally through its continued participation in British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) and Scottish Student Sport (SSS). 

“Our women’s football team reached the quarter finals of the SSS University Cup, and kick the year off in a game against St Andrew’s on 24 January. Our men’s team is currently top of the BUCS 5A league and enjoying an unbeaten league run. They play against Stirling University in the Queens Park Shield also on the 24 January,” added Andrew.

Scottish Student Sport also provides opportunities for students to compete on behalf of their college with other college and university students at a national level.

Sorenza Orezolli, an ESOL student at the college, completed a number of trials to make it to the SSS national women’s football team who train and compete against other institutions and teams across the UK. Similarly, sports therapy student, Zoe Reid, made it onto the SSS national shinty squad and recently travelled to Belfast where she played a key role in helping the team win 3-0.

“Taking part in sport is an ideal way for students to make the most of their time at college; they’ll make new friends, build confidence and, of course, get fit. By signing up for a multi-sports clubs membership they’ll get access to all the clubs, teams, fitness classes and events which go on throughout the academic year,” explained Andrew.

To find out more please visit our website or contact Andrew directly.