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College offers more sport after students’ bumper year

PUBLISHED: 16:17 25 June 2013 | UPDATED: 16:17 25 June 2013

SPORTING SUCCESS: City and Islington students Leah King, Amarichi Pipi, Desiree Henry, Soji Aiyenuro and Shem Ehigie (L to R)

SPORTING SUCCESS: City and Islington students Leah King, Amarichi Pipi, Desiree Henry, Soji Aiyenuro and Shem Ehigie (L to R)

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Sports programmes are being expanded at an Islington college as five of its students celebrate a bumper year of success.

Desiree Henry, Amarachi Pipi, Shem Ehigie, Soji Aiyenuro and Leah King’s phenomenal achievements mean City and Islington College has now started increasing its offering to would-be sportsmen and women.

Miss Henry, 17, is a World Youth 200m champion and was last year nominated to light the Olympic cauldron, while Miss Pipi, also 17, this year came third at the 200m European trials.

Meanwhile, 18-year-old Mr Ehigie has pushed his way into Great Britain’s Taekwondo Junior team, Mr Aiyenuro, 19, won the GB Junior Fencing Sabre 2013 title while Miss King is now a Junior GB fencer after competing in a number of World and European Championships.

Richard Collinson, the college’s Sport Maker, said it was “a privilege” to have had the five students at the college in such a successful year.

He added: “Sport is an amazing tool for students with so many benefits from health to social, whether they are at an elite sport level or taking part for pure enjoyment.

“In this respect, we have started to expand the current sports programme and ensure students across the college centres in Islington are able to take part in a sport that they can enjoy on a regular basis.”


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