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Middlesbrough College is top of their game 

05 Nov 2021
Table Tennis

If you aspire to become a professional athlete- Middlesbrough College is the perfect choice for you. 

Students aged between 16-19 who are enrolled on to any full-time course at the College have the opportunity to join a sporting academy alongside their studies. Each academy offers specialist coaching to develop sporting excellence, nurture talent and aid personal development. The College boasts 7 academies for students to choose from, this includes volleyball, golf, football, gymnastics, basketball, table tennis and cricket. 

Students who take part in the academies can expect to enjoy competitions, league matches and high quality professional coaching, including performance analysis. Students will also receive assistance towards achieving coaching qualifications, access to the sports injury clinic, free massage therapy and strength and conditioning training and programming. 

Middlesbrough College’s high-qualified coaches include ex-professional players as well as national level coaches. These coaches have all played or coached at the top level in the UK and abroad, and can pass their skills and experiences on to students. 

Holly Williams, a Health & Care and Table Tennis Sports Academy student at Middlesbrough College said: “Joining a sports academy at Middlesbrough College was fantastic as I gained so much experience. The academy opened up multiple opportunities for me – a major highlight was coming 1st in the country in the Table Tennis Championships in Nottingham! I’d definitely recommend joining an academy alongside your studies at Middlesbrough College.” 

Middlesbrough College also offers elite scholarships for students who excel in their field to develop sporting success. Scholarships are allocated in the first term at College, based on sporting ability, commitment to academy training and performance and attitude towards studies. 

If you want to find out more about Middlesbrough College’s sports academies and courses, then come along to our next open event! You’ll have the opportunity to find out about the range of courses on offer, tour their facilities, meet tutors and discover more about their top performing sports academies. 

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