STUDENTS at Milton Keynes College are set to benefit after receiving £105,000 over the next five years in a lottery boost through Sport England.
The money comes as part of a £1.7 million grant to appoint Sport Makers at 22 colleges around the country to get more people in further education involved in sporting activities.
Milton Keynes College was praised in the bidding process for the work they put into ‘creating opportunities for learners’ across the college.
These included participation in sport along with engagement in the leadership academy which has been recognised by Sport Leaders UK.
The addition of a Sport Maker at the college will ensure the sports development team can grow and build on the opportunities they can offer their current and future students.
Dr Julie Mills, MK College principal, said: “This is great news. We are heavily committed to offering top quality facilities and coaching to all our students.
“This grant is recognition from Sport England that we are delivering top quality opportunities for recreation and competition and we’re all very proud of that.”
Richard Lewis, chairman of Sport England, said: “Too many teenagers drop out of sport when they leave school, as it gets squeezed by competing demands like studying, work and relationships.
“We want College Sport Makers to remind young people how much fun sport is and to help them build it into their schedules so they develop a sporting habit for life.”