Dignitaries from the Uniformed Public Services (UPS) presented students with awards at Hopwood Hall College’s annual Sports Olympiad.

Major Charlie Parr from the Army, borough commander Kevin Talbot from the fire service and inspector Gary Hall representing the police gave the students their trophies.

The competition is in its fifth year and is supported by colleges in the surrounding area; this year eight colleges from Lancashire and the surrounding counties took part. Sporting events included football, cross country running and a tug of war. The day ended on a high note for the College, as they bagged the Overall College Winners Trophy (sponsored by the Royal Air Force).

Terry Morley, the centre director for UPS and sport at Hopwood Hall College, said: “The event has always been a great success; it’s also an excellent way to reward our students and the students from other Uniformed Public Services Courses for all their hard efforts.”

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