One of the biggest multi-sports events in the UK takes place at the University of Bath this weekend when Bath hosts the British Colleges Sport National Championships for the first time.
Around 2200 teenagers and staff from the further education sector around the country will attend the event, which features three days of high-level action across 14 sports.
The students will battle it out in badminton, basketball, cross-country, golf, hockey, netball, rugby, five-a-side soccer, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, trampolining and volleyball, with the vast majority of those sports taking place on the University of Bath campus.
The athletes taking part are all aged 16 to 19 and have qualified to represent one of the nine regional teams at the National Championships – the East, East Midlands, North East, North West, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales and West Midlands.
British Colleges Sport organises the largest competition structure for colleges students and the National Championships are the climax of its annual competition structure. The 2011 championships are the 33rd National Championships.
The event officially get underway with an Opening Ceremony in the main Sports Hall at the Sports Training Village tonight (Friday), but the sport also begins today, with the bulk of the sporting action following on Saturday and Sunday.
For further information please go to the British Colleges Sport website.
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