Coleg Gwent goes to Paralympic Games

Wheelchair rugby proved a highlight for dozens of students when they visited the Paralympic Games in London.

Coleg Gwent sport students were at the Olympic Park to cheer on athletes in wheelchair rugby, goal ball, seven-a-side football and wheelchair tennis.

Sophie Walters, who was one of 33 to make the trip from Newport, in Wales, said: “It was really exciting to watch the Paralympic events especially the wheelchair rugby.”

Sport lecturer Mererid Dark said: “The experience was tremendous, one I will never forget. The Paralympic athletes made me feel very humble and proud to be a part of the event.”