NCL team wins gold at College National Finals in Edinburgh


New College Lanarkshire’s men’s football team has triumphed in the 2019 College National Finals in Edinburgh.

The team beat Dundee & Angus College 3–0 in the final to take home gold.

The match was organised by Scottish Student Sport as part of the largest college sports event in Scotland.

Held at Oriam, Scotland’s Sport Performance Centre within Heriot-Watt University, the first half ended goal-less before an action-packed second half, with goals from Andrew Johnston, Jonathan Branks and Daniel Bonnar securing NCL the win.

Andrew Johnston was also named as the recipient of the MVP (Most Valuable Player) Award from the match officials.

The team is managed by lecturer Sandy Clark, who is also assistant manager at Queen of the South FC.

Sandy said: “Winning the National cup competition means so much to our students – it is the result of a lot of hard work put in by all the football players who study at Broadwood Campus.

“The team work practice has developed both in the classroom and on the training pitch – and with everyone being included it has created healthy competition for selection.

“Their success as a team will hopefully be an advantage when it comes to attracting good players to study here next term.”

All students who were involved are enrolled at our specialist sports campus at Broadwood, studying NQ Football Performance, NQ Higher Football Performance or HNC Football Performance and Coaching.

Last month, another Broadwood Campus student, Erin Wilson, helped Scotland’s student women’s football team win the Home Nations 2019 title in a tournament in Cardiff.

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Read the full match report here.

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