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Bridgwater College grants Sport Scholarships
1:00pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in Sport
A NUMBER of students at Bridgwater College have been granted Sports Scholarships to help them further their sporting achievements.
Students who excel in golf, football, basketball, athletics, rugby, swimming and rifle shooting have all been awarded a scholarship, which will provide them with vital financial support towards entry fees, training and transportation costs.
Conor Keohane, 18, from Bridgwater was awarded a scholarship for his shooting. He said: “There are a lot of costs involved in shooting, especially the competitions and weekends away. I have to travel to Wolverhampton to train which is costly in itself.
“The scholarship means I can now do more and continue entering international competitions. The proudest moment of my shooting career so far has been winning silver and bronze medals in the Junior International held in Germany earlier in the year. One day I hope to shoot in the Olympics.”
Liam Vickery, 16, from Bridgwater has received a scholarship for basketball and said, “I found out about the scholarship through training with my local team. The financial help will allow me to continue competing, especially with regard to buying kit, which is very expensive.”
Jason Gunningham, Head of Sport and Public Services at Bridgwater College said: “Our new and exclusive Sports Scholarship programme means we are the only college in Somerset to be able to financially support talented and gifted students within their sporting discipline.
“Students do not have to study sport to be able to be eligible for this, so students can enrol for any course within the College. The Scholarship is also underpinned by the outstanding Sports Academy support they can receive in terms of aiding student's strength and conditioning, sports psychology, sports nutrition and meeting professional athletes and sports performers via programmed guest talks and visits throughout the year.”