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Duo to Compete in National Cross Country Championships

Two Coleg Menai students have been chosen to represent Chwaraeon Colegau in the AoC National Championships in Nottingham this weekend.

Dion Griffith, a Sports and Exercise Science student, and Noa Vaughan, who studies Engineering, will compete at the the largest annual student sporting event in Europe - where almost 2000 students competed last year.

Dion and Noa were selected for the Championships after finishing in the top 4 runners at the ‘Welsh Schools Cross Country Championships’ in Monmouth, back in November 2022. Noa finished 2nd in the under 17 category, and Dion finished 3rd in the under 20 category.

Marc Lloyd Williams, Programme Leader and Academi Coordinator at Coleg Menai said:

‘It will be a fantastic experience for both Dion and Noa who have been working and training hard over the past few months gearing up for this event. It is a great honour not only for both learners but also for Coleg Menai to have these two athletes competing at this level”.

The AoC National Championships celebrate competitive sports within Colleges while allowing students to show their talent and compete against like-minded individuals.

Dean Hardman, AoC Director of Sport and Student experience said:

“The AoC Sport National Championships are the pinnacle of college sport. Colleges, their staff and their students have worked so hard to win their respective regional tournaments and we cannot wait to welcome everyone to Nottingham, where we know competition will be fierce and, perhaps more importantly, the students will have a great time experiencing a multi-port championships environment and testing themselves against some of the best student-athletes from across the country”.

For more information head to: 2023 National Championships | Association of Colleges