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Sport 08Oct 2014

Hartpury duo dart to finish in charity open water swim

Hartpury duo dart to finish in charity open water swim

Hartpury duo Will Seaman and Georgina Hardwick braved a 10-kilometre swim in a choppy River Dart to help raise money for adults with life-limiting illnesses.

Although they were the youngest competitors in the open water swim, Georgina, 17, was the first female to cross the finish line and she and Will,16, crossed the finish line in third and fourth place respectively. They were only beaten into first and second by a former Olympian and a swimmer looking to go to Rio in 2016.

Having trained together for the event, the duo crossed the finish line together to claim top five finishes in a time of two hours and two minutes as 704 out of 850 competitors completed the race in difficult conditions. Racers had to deal with choppy water, debris and wildlife along the 10k course in Devon.
Will and Georgina, who are studying BTEC diplomas in Sports Fitness and Sports Coaching respectively, are raising money for St Peter’s Hospice, who are a Bristol charity caring for adults with life-limiting illnesses. They recently hit their target of £500 but are continuing to fundraise.

You can make a donation at https://www.justgiving.com/willandgeorgie/

02 Dec 2016 Sport

Sports Round-up 02.12.16

There were some mixed fortunes this week, with a shock result for Hartpury’s top rugby players, as well as some commendable performances including a massive victory for the women’s rugby stars and good efforts from two non-academy sporting teams on their first major outing of the season.

25 Nov 2016 Sport

Team player Tass is in eleven heaven as Hartpury coach is named Sports Champion

Hartpury’s junior football manager Paul Tassell was named 2016’s Sports Champion at the Believe in Gloucester Awards last night after more than a decade of continued success at the college.

24 Nov 2016 Sport

Student Sports Round-up 24.11.16

This week our golfers took part in a nail-biting playoff, the home crowd were treated to an all-Hartpury rugby match and our junior footballers posted some impressive scores.

18 Nov 2016 Sport

Hartpury’s kayak king Sandy ready to make hay on the wild water after dad’s unusual tribute!

Hartpury student Sandy Fotheringham will be hoping to put in a statuesque performance for his dad at next year’s Wild Water Canoe World Championships after the proud father built a 15-foot hay bale replica of him so he can continue making waves in his sport!