Six in a row! Edinburgh College retain national sports team crown

Edinburgh College have lifted the Champions Trophy at the Scottish Student Sport College Cup for a sixth consecutive year.

The College had a team in four of the seven finals held at Oriam on Wednesday, winning all of them to be crowned the overall winners.

The day got underway with the mixed badminton final, with the College up against City of Glasgow College for the second consecutive year. City of Glasgow came out on top last year, but it was Edinburgh College who took the gold in this year’s competition thrashing the Glasgow team 7-0.

The College registered its second victory of the day in the women’s volleyball final, defeating City of Glasgow College for the second time of the day with a score line of 2-1.

Next up was the women’s basketball, where City of Glasgow awaited Edinburgh College in the final for the third and final time of the afternoon. Edinburgh’s ladies were on good form coming out on top with a final score of 101-22.

The women’s football team rounded off a fantastic afternoon for Edinburgh College, beating West Lothian College 10-2 to take home gold in their competition and secure the retention of the overall Champions Trophy for a record sixth year.

Ryan Mahoney, sport and physical activity coordinator at Edinburgh College, said: “What a day. The competition gets harder every year, but our students dug deep to retain the Champions Trophy for another year and they should be very proud of their efforts.

“Scottish Student Sport provides an excellent opportunity every year to take advantage of competitive competition against their peers.  The continued success over the past six years to repeatedly perform over a number of sports is a great testament to the talented students we have at Edinburgh College.”

“This achievement wouldn’t be possible without the continued support of the sport and fitness staff, volunteering their time to coach the teams on the day and throughout the year.”