College Academy leads to sporting successes

PUBLISHED: 14:13 08 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:14 08 August 2017

Weston College.

Weston College.

Jessie Hawkes

Five Weston College’s Academy of Sport students have secured a number of outstanding achievements, having recently returned to pre-season.

Five athletes from Weston College’s Academy of Sport have secured a number of outstanding achievements, having recently returned to pre-season.

Mitch Miell, who studies an extended diploma in engineering, has been selected to be a member of Bristol Rugby’s Under-18s pre-season squad.

He said: “I have had a great first year at Weston College, the coaching has been to an extremely high standard and has enabled me to develop both technically and physically.

“This has all helped me gain an opportunity to train with Bristol’s Under-18s squad during the pre-season period. I am extremely excited about this and hope that I can impress during my time with the squad.”

The successes don’t stop there, however. Chloe Carchrie has earned a place in the Under-17 squad for super-league netball franchise Severn Stars.

Lynne Giles, head of netball, describes Chloe as having “rocketed” in her abilities.

Lynne said: “To do this at such a young age is a great achievement in itself. Chloe thoroughly deserves this opportunity and I wish her all the luck as she starts her new exciting journey.”

To further the Academy’s success stories, Morgan Williams, Tom Llewellyn and Genetius Teboh have all been invited to train with Weston AFC’s senior squad for pre-season.

Tom said: “I am extremely happy to have had the chance so early on to train with the senior team. It was a great experience and has made really inspired me to continue working hard so I can continue to develop.”

These successes go to show that hard work pays off, and each student is a fantastic example of what can be achieved when you work hard and receive excellent support.

Joel Parker, Academy manager, said: “We would like to say a huge well done to the individuals involved, as this is an excellent achievement in such a short space of time.

“It demonstrates the Academy of Sport’s desire to develop player pathways that ensure our athletes can perform at the highlight level possible. We look forward to seeing more success stories.”

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