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Gorleston students take part in 24 hour sports marathon for Sports Relief

PUBLISHED: 15:39 29 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:39 29 March 2018

One of the teams at the East Norfolk Sixth Form College 24 hour sport-a-thon.
Picture: East Norfolk Sixth Form College

One of the teams at the East Norfolk Sixth Form College 24 hour sport-a-thon. Picture: East Norfolk Sixth Form College

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A 24 hour sports marathon at East Norfolk Sixth Form College has helped raise more than £1,300 for Sports Relief.

One of the teams at the East Norfolk Sixth Form College 24 hour sport-a-thon.
Picture: East Norfolk Sixth Form CollegeOne of the teams at the East Norfolk Sixth Form College 24 hour sport-a-thon. Picture: East Norfolk Sixth Form College

The Gorleston held a 24 hour sport-a-thon organised by the Sports staff with support from the Sports Council on March 23.

The event got underway with a five a-side football tournament with more than 10 teams taking part. There then followed a netball tournament where the staff team went up against the college netball team in an intense game.

Altogether there were 20 different sports/activities that students got involved in throughout the day and night including dodgeball, gymnastics, yoga, basketball, badminton and volleyball.

Some of the athletes took the opportunity to receive a sports massage for a small donation from Year 2 Sport Science students.

One of the teams at the East Norfolk Sixth Form College 24 hour sport-a-thon.
Picture: East Norfolk Sixth Form CollegeOne of the teams at the East Norfolk Sixth Form College 24 hour sport-a-thon. Picture: East Norfolk Sixth Form College

More than 60 students tokk part during the day and 35 of those took part in the whole 24 hour event.

One student, Leanne Hall said: “The event was amazing, we all had a lot of fun. The best part was beating my teacher in the badminton tournament.”

Overall, the money raised to date stands at £1385, with more sponsorship still to come in.

Sam Clarke, Sport Development Officer and Physical Activity Instructor said: “It was great to see so many people getting involved in sport and also seeing some of our sports students using this event as part of their evidence for a unit they are completing on their course.

“As we had a badminton and football tournament that was organised and run by the students for their unit so they were being graded on their efforts throughout the event. We have raised a lot of money for Sport Relief which is brilliant. Well done to everyone who got involved and thank you to everyone who sponsored us.”

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