Wyke Sixth Form College’s Men’s Football Team have won another accolade, being crowned ‘Sports Team of the Year’ at the Hull Daily Mail Sporting Champions Awards. The men’s football team fought off stiff competition from two other fantastic teams in the region who have also had amazing success this past year. Staff and ex-students from Wyke’s National Championship winning football team attended the event at the KC Stadium, where they collected their award amongst the nights other sporting heroes.
Chris Bolder, Sport teacher and manager of Wyke’s First Football Team, has today been confirmed as North Ferriby United’s manager.
The club’s Twitter account proudly announced that “Chris Bolder is back!” and the former professional midfielder has a clear aim at he takes control of the team at the foot of the National League North.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity to work at this level. My immediate goal is stay up and we can’t think about anything else. Long term, it’s about development of players and a club for the local area”, Chris commented on Twitter.
Chris will combine this new role with his teaching on the College’s highly successful BTEC Sports programme and coaching the College first team alongside Nick Barmby. His experience of club management will naturally feed into his teaching and give students a greater understanding of the sports industry and the vocational significance of their learning.
“Wyke Sports Personality” Dulcie Mudd celebrated her A level results with an interview on local radio station KCFM. Dulcie achieved Bs in Applied Science, PE and Psychology. These excellent grades have secured her a place on Paramedic Science at Hull University, a profession she has always wanted to pursue.
Alongside her studies Dulcie was also a key member of the college’s netball team, regularly competing in cup and league games.
After she opened her results Dulcie had some sound advice for new students. “My advice would be to work really hard from the start but also enjoy it as it flies by. Taking part in sports teams or any extracurricular activity is also something I would also advise.”
See Dulcie’s full interview on our YouTube channel.
Wyke Sixth Form College have made history by becoming National U19’s champions. The men’s football team travelled down with staff and coaches the night before the 11am early kick off on Thursday 4th May to prepare for what may well be, the biggest game of their footballing careers. Staff and students then followed suit with a very early start on Thursday morning to ensure they didn’t miss a second of the eagerly awaited cup final at the Bescot stadium in Walsall.
Wyke got off to a fantastic start scoring early in the first half with a goal from Chris Causier and an epic scorpion kick clearance off the goal line from Connor Boyd, and were leading into half time. The first forty-five minutes were certainly a battle of wits with two players clashing heads and having to be bandaged up before returning to the field.
Wyke came out for the second half all guns blazing and after a direct cross finding the head of Sam Robinson, Wyke scored their second goal of the game. South Devon were not down and out yet though as they were awarded a penalty and with their England capped striker stepping up to take it, hopes of making a late comeback were looking strong. However, Wyke sealed their fate by being awarded a penalty themselves in the eighty seventh minute after Tom Bolton was brought down in the penalty box. Chris Causier bravely stepped up and scored his second goal of the game and Wyke won the match convincingly 3-1.
As the final whistle was blown, everyone who had made the journey from Hull erupted into rapturous cheers and Wyke were crowned U19 Men’s National Champions.
Coach Nick Barmby was delighted by his team’s success; “It was a brilliant game, my boys thoroughly deserved the win and what an unbelievable achievement for them; the best college team in the country.”
“Credit needs to be given to not only the boys who played today but for everyone at Wyke Sixth Form College. They allowed the boys to travel down the night before on the Hull City bus, stay over and really prepare for the game ahead, giving a real professional feel to the whole event and the lads repaid this by doing the business today and returning victorious.”
Nick explained what wining means to everyone; “not just for the college, but for the whole area to win a National Cup at U19 level and to be the best men’s college team in the country is just amazing. It is a massive statement and great for the college to be able to make and shows the high standard of football that has and is being played at college level. South Devon had a couple of England school boy’s playing, so for us to beat them shows the level and strength of our team and I am so proud of them.”
Michal Pujdak who also coaches the team along with Nick added that; “we are all over the moon for the boys, they have been magnificent for the past two years and we are all immensely proud of them and their achievement and hope to continue this legacy going forward.”
Exhausted yet ecstatic still, everyone began the journey home ready to continue the celebrations and place that cup, pride of place at Wyke Sixth Form College.
Wyke would like to congratulate the 15 students who, as part of the Dance troupe, competed in their first Dance competition representing the College and won four trophies.
The troupe performed 3 dances at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall in the styles of contemporary, commercial and lyrical. Following some tough competition, the students won the best small group dance trophy and 2nd overall from their lyrical routine in their age category. For their Contemporary performance, the students once again wowed the judges and were awarded the highest mark and 1st place overall in their age category.
Following their success at the competition, Head of A Level Dance Toni Daddy said: “Both Hannah and I are extremely proud of the girls and are excited to take the routines to the semi-finals in January. To be the only 6th Form College competing against proper dance schools, and to win, is an outstanding achievement, but was thoroughly deserved after their hard work and dedication to training over the last month.”
In January, the troupe will be performing at the ‘That’s Showbiz’ semi-finals at the Blackpool Winter Gardens in front of 3000 spectators. The College would like to wish them every success in the next round.
Wyke have just signed a partnership agreement with Hull City Ladies FC. For the 2016-17 season the college will be hosting the club’s junior development centre, a training camp used weekly by gifted 9-16 year olds from across the city. As part of this new relationship, Wyke PE and Sport students will support coaching sessions and the training kit will also display the Wyke logo. The concept behind this new partnership is to ensure that the pathway from school to a post-16 playing career is seamlessly transparent.
Six members of the current Hull City Ladies squad also attend Wyke and form part of the college team that has progressed to two successive National College Cup finals. With this obvious synergy the opportunity to work together was one that both the College and the club couldn’t resist. Mark Lucid, Head of Sport at Wyke said “When I was approached by the club about working together I immediately saw it as a “win win” situation. It’s a great way to support some of most successful footballers beyond the college campus.”
The Wyke logo will now appear on the official Hull City Ladies website and the College will also actively promote the fixtures to students and staff at Wyke. For more information visit http://hullcityladies.com
Last week, 7 members of our Netball team took part in the final stage of the the British College’s England trials at Nottingham Trent University.
The finals saw 80 students from across the country play 10 hours of netball over 2 days.
Following the trials, the captain of the Netball 1st team Emily Hairsine successfully gained a place on the British College’s England netball squad for the 2015-2016 season.
Toni Daddy attended the event along with the coach of the team Debbie Brettell. Looking back at the trials, Toni said: “All of the girls who represented the College were fantastic but Emily was outstanding. She is a very versatile player and she dealt with the pressure of the trials really well.”
Emily will spend 6 weekends away with the team, with her 1st match being played in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Toni, Debbie and the College would like to say well done to all of the girls involved in the trials and wish Emily every success.
Huge congratulations once again to our women’s 1st Netball team who reclaimed the under 19’s County Championship title for the 5th year running.
At the event, the team faced South Hunsley School and Wolfreton School who were the East Riding heat winners and runners up. Wyke also faced Hymers College who placed 2nd in the Hull heats.
The team were captained to victory in all matches by Emily Hairsine beating South Hunsley School 8-7, Wolfreton School 10-3 and finally Hymers College 7-4.
Following their 5th win of the title, Debbie Brettell, the coach of the Netball 1st team said: “The girls have done really well to reach the regional finals as well as being crowned both the Hull and County Champions. The team have only been together since September but are already showing signs of being one of the best netball teams Wyke has ever had. I couldn’t be more proud of them.”
Following the match, both Wyke and Hymers College will be heading to the regional finals on 30th January to see if they can qualify for nationals and today 7 members of Wyke’s winning team have gone to the final stage of the British College’s England trials in Nottingham.
Well done to all involved and the College would like to wish the girls the best of luck at the British College trials and regional finals.
Yesterday saw the start of Tour De Wyke 2015. This annual event involves the College’s BTEC Sport students taking part in a fundraising bike ride event. Each student taking part will be cycling for 30 minutes and as a collective aim to cycle 2500 miles which is the same as cycling to the North Pole.
This year, the students are cycling for SMILE, a charity based in Hull that helps local community projects.
If you are passing the PE Office and see the students cycling, please donate and cheer them on!
Are you interested in a future career involving sport? Have a look at our BTEC Sport course here: https://wyke.ac.uk.ac.uk/course/btec-level-3-sport/
Jemma Purfield rounded off a perfect year of sporting achievement when she collected the “Wyke Sports Personality of the Year” at the college sports presentation evening. The annual award is voted for by sports students and staff at Wyke and it’s always a fiercely contested competition.
Jemma follows in the footsteps of last years winner Sophie Haywood, our first female sports personality, as she too is destined to study sport and further her football career at an American university.
This year has been an outstanding year for the women’s football team at Wyke. Jemma captained the team to the national cup final, scoring the goal of the game with an amazing free-kick. Unsurprisingly the team collected the “Wyke Team of the Year” award, adding another trophy to Jemma’s collection.
Special guest, Olympic gold medal winner and professional boxer Luke Campbell presented Jemma with her award in front of a massive crowd of fellow students and staff. On Twitter she posted, “Had an amazing night last night, going to miss Wyke and everyone there so much!.”