BRNC compete in the Intercollegiate Games

  • Author: Nichola Aldridge
  • Date: Friday 24th May 2019
BRNC compete in the Intercollegiate Games BRNC compete in the Intercollegiate Games BRNC compete in the Intercollegiate Games

Britannia Royal Navy College (BRNC) took victory for the Royal Navy in two out of four events at this year’s Inter-Collegiate games held at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

BRNC’s team of 47, made up of Officer Cadets, members of the University Royal Naval Units (URNU) and staff, competed against their counterparts from the Army and the RAF, in four events; basketball, swimming, cross-country and super teams.

Following the opening ceremony, it was the Army that came out on top in the first event; the cross country.  The RAF took second and the Royal Navy finished in third place. Officer Cadet Greg Rhodes finished the 5.5k course in a respectable 11th place, competing against some experienced athletes, one of whom will represent GB in the Commonwealth Games.

The first basketball match between the Army and the RAF saw the Army become the convincing winners by a margin of over 20 points.  In the second match the Royal Navy took on the RAF, in a closely fought match with the Royal Navy winning by just one basket.  With all to play for in the final fixture the Royal Navy and the Army team were evenly matched for all four quarters.  The Royal Navy just managed to stay ahead on points from start to finish, pushing the Army into second place and the RAF third.


The Royal Navy were the overall winners of the swimming competition which included individual races as well as team relays. Standout BRNC performances came from Officer Cadet Rudland-Potter who won all his races and Officer Cadet Newton who won her races after having competed earlier in the cross-country event. The Army came second and the RAF third.

For the super-teams competition, the teams were pitted against each other in three separate gruelling disciplines which took place throughout the day.  It comprised of Olympic lifting, a 20-minute time capped workout and a fully functional workout as the finale in front of a large tri-Service crowd. The Army came out on top with the RAF second and the Navy third, giving the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst the overall victory in the Inter-Collegiate games 2019 (ICG19). 

BRNC finished in a respectable second place, an improvement on last year games, with RAF Cranwell in third place.


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