A WINCHESTER college is celebrating a record year in sport after a number of successes.

Students from a variety of sports teams at Peter Symonds College are celebrating an impressive range of achievements in the Association of Colleges (AoC) National Sporting Championships and Cup Finals.

Fifty-eight students from Symonds competed at the championships in Nottingham, the largest team representing the south east, competing in eleven different events.

The team were the Wilkinson Sword winners for the third year in a row.

Peter Symonds women’s hockey, women’s cross country and men’s table tennis teams took gold in their respective events, with silver medals awarded in women’s badminton, women’s squash and men’s cross country.

The men’s golf and the tennis teams won bronze medals, as did the women’s rugby team which included a player from Symonds.

Symonds had further reason to celebrate when Lynne Gardner, head of activities, was awarded the AOC 2019: Hall of Fame Award for “staff who have made a continuous commitment and significant contribution to college sport and physical activity”.