Sport student cycles for 12-hours to support NHS

A Northumberland College student has raised over £1,200 for NHS frontline staff after completing a gruelling 12-hour stationary bike ride.  Joel Dooley, who is studying Sport Science, wanted to raise money while at home during lockdown and decided to do charity bike ride in tribute of the healthcare workers and volunteers who are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.  The 17-year-old, from Ashington, kicked off his … Continued

Sport students deliver Tokyo 2020 Paralympics sports festival

Sport students from Northumberland College have delivered Paralympic-themed activities to youngsters with special educational and learning needs. Working in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust and Newcastle United Foundation in Berwick, the students organised a festival inspired by the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games which included sports such as New Age Kurling, Badminton, Volleyball and Boccia. … Continued

Level 3 Sport student wins European World Kickboxing Organisation champion belt

McKenna Wade, a Level 3 Diploma in Sport student, recently won the European World Kickboxing Organisation champion belt at The Homeshow 11. McKenna won her bout via a split decision against Emerline Thomas, a French international fighter. McKenna is hoping to be fighting in a rematch in April 2020. George Bramley, Sports Lecturer at the … Continued

Commonwealth Games gold medallist inspires future generation

Level 3 Sport students recently took part in an induction event at St. James’ Park, led by Commonwealth Games Gold medal-winning gymnast, Craig Heap. The theory-based day was designed to give young people an understanding of what makes a good volunteer, leader or coach for the volunteering placements they will do with the scheme. Organised … Continued

Sport student proves he’s a knock out

Sport student, Levi Thompson recently proved he’s a knockout by winning Reloaded, the Newcastle-based boxing championship. The Level 3 Sport student, trains with Millennium Martial Arts in Blyth and participated in a K-1 kickboxing bout against Josh Redpath who fights for Newcastle Factory. Reloaded is one of Newcastle’s most anticipated events, providing an evening of Thai boxing … Continued

Students volunteer at Kielder Marathon

Employees and students at Northumberland College volunteered at this year’s Kielder Marathon ensuring the event was a huge success. Three members of staff and 20 Level 2 and Level 3 Sport and Public Service students volunteered 12 hours of their time, working alongside staff from Events of the North to ensure the race ran smoothly. … Continued