Club Doncaster Sports College hosted partners DN Colleges Group (Doncaster College and North Lindsey College) for their annual varsity day at the Eco Power Stadium earlier this month.
The event, which gave 88 sports students the opportunity to ‘play on the pitch’ at the home of Doncaster Rovers FC, compromised of men’s and women’s matches between the two colleges as well as a Club Doncaster Sports College in-house game.
Adi Turnpenny, Principal of Club Doncaster Sports College, said: ‘It was a fantastic day in which we celebrated the partnership between the two colleges. A huge well done to all the students who took part in the three matches, all of which were played in an excellent spirit, in front of parents, friends and staff from both colleges.’
Students had a matchday experience worthy of the first team including use of home and away changing rooms, lining up in the players tunnel, matchday media and even a matchday programme. Doncaster Rovers Belles Manager, Andy Butler, refereed the men’s match and Doncaster Rovers First Team Goalkeeper Coach, Steve Hernandez, presented the trophies.
Kate McDonald, Director of FE Curriculum at DN Colleges Group, added ‘It was a fantastic day at the Eco Power Stadium, where we saw a showcase of some of the best talent, collaboration, and teamwork by all involved. It was an experience that students will never forget and a time for parents and friends to be proud of those who took to the pitch.
A huge thank you to our partners Club Doncaster Sports College who were amazing hosts and continue to embrace and grow our partnership from strength to strength.’
Honours were shared on the day with Club Doncaster Sports College winning the men’s trophy and DN Colleges Group winning the women’s trophy but, more importantly, it was a day where lasting memories were made for all the students involved.
For more details about Club Doncaster Sports College, visit www.clubdoncastersportscollege.co.uk or call 01302 764663.