18th Jul, 2019

Uni teams raise a cup with Mayor

Lorna Morris 18th May, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

TWO champion sports teams from the University of Worcester were invited to tea with the Mayor in recognition of their achievements.

The wheelchair basketball team and first netball team visited the Mayor’s parlour at the Guildhall where they spent time chatting with Mayor Coun Roger Knight and Mayoress Freda Knight, before enjoying a tour of the historic venue.

The University’s wheelchair basketball team was crowned winners of the British Universities Wheelchair Basketball Championships in March, while the netball team won the national Trophy Final in April, before going on to secure promotion to the premier division of BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sports).

Sheli Morgan, Director of Netball at the University and coach of the first team, said: “It was a real pleasure for the girls to be invited to have tea with the Mayor and to be formally recognised for their massive achievements this season.

“The team has really grown in strength, as have all of our teams and we are immensely proud of all the girls involved in the netball programme at the University.”

Coun Knight said he was delighted to have sports teams visit the Guildhall and said: “The development of the University of Worcester Arena and the foresight that has gone into the design has delivered a first class national venue for sport, in particular fully inclusive sporting events such as last year’s European Wheelchair Basketball Championships.

“It is a great asset to Worcester’s sporting scene.”

For information on courses at University of Worcester visit www.worcester.ac.uk or for application enquiries telephone 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk

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