MK College launches Women’s Sports Academy

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Milton Keynes College is launching an new sports academy solely for women.

The move is designed to provide female students who are passionate about sport with a platform to develop their talents and continue their education.

The MKC Women’s Sport Academy (WSA) provides female sports people aged 16 and over with the chance to train, represent the college and gain opportunities to help those with aspirations of careers in sport.

It is perfect for students looking to study a full-time academic or vocational course while still maintaining the commitment required to train and play sport to a high level.

There will be opportunities to join local clubs and teams, competitive and friendly matches and even subsidised training and playing kits.

Principal and CEO of Milton Keynes College, Dr Julie Mills, said: “The MKC Women’s Sport Academy represents a hugely exciting addition to our offering for female students.

“At present, there are limited opportunities for girls to continue the pursuit of their sporting ambitions in conjunction with taking their education to new levels. By creating this new environment, we’re showing our dedication to the national agenda of breaking down barriers that currently prevent participation.

“Any girls currently considering their options after school can be sure that they will receive a first-class experience at Milton Keynes College, where we have consistently demonstrated our commitment to supporting both increased participation and developing excellence in sport.”

Any female athletes interested in applying for the Women’s Sport Academy must be able to commit to the completion of work/lessons in addition to attending training sessions and matches.

In order to apply, a “passion” for a sport is essential, said Dr Mills (pictured).

For more information email charlene.ward-greef@mkcollege.ac.uk.