New Multi-Sport Scholarships at Walford!

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Group shot of College staff with supporters of the new Scholarships. Front L-R Lydia Thompson Worcester and England Rugby Player, Ruth Harris, Regional Development Officer for England Netball and Danielle Brown MBE Double Paralympic Champion for Archery and NSC Scholarship Ambassador

North Shropshire College (NSC) is launching two new multi-sport scholarships on Wednesday 5th April. The College will be offering a Women’s and Men’s Multisport Scholarship, both based at the Walford Campus with start dates in September 2017.

The Women’s Scholarship will include a BTEC Level 3 sport qualification with multi-sport pathways; Rugby, Football and Netball. The programme will be supported by Worcester Valkyries, Wolves FC & Wolves Community Trust and England Netball. The Scholarship will also be championed by double Paralympic Gold Medal winner Danielle Brown, who is the official Ambassador of the Scholarship.

The Men’s Scholarship will run similarly with the BTEC Sport qualification, and will feature pathways of Rugby and Football. This will also be supported by Wolves FC & Wolves Community Trust.

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Danielle Brown MBE Double Paralympic Champion gives an inspirational and motivational talk to students at Walford Campus

Both Scholarships have Arla Foods UK supporting with their ‘Good To Grow’ initiative, which will provide valuable interview and business skills built into the qualification package.

Karen Roberts, Assistant Principal of NSC believes ‘The Scholarships are perfect for students with a passion for sport who see their future career in coaching and sports development. Both Scholarships have fantastic support and put the student right at the heart, allowing them the choice of sport pathway and a range of enrichment activities supported by partner agencies.’

Leyton Williams, Partnerships Manager for Worcester Warriors commented, ‘We are looking forward to working in partnership with the College. This is a great opportunity for students who are keen and wish to pursue a career in a very rewarding sector.’

Laura Nicholls Senior Manager for Wolves Community Trust, the official charity of Wolves FC comments, ‘We are excited to be supporting North Shropshire College with their new sport scholarship. We look forward to working alongside the college to add real value to the programme and offer the young people involved a unique education within this sector.’

Every student who starts the scholarship this September will receive a free sports training kit on their first day, along with the chance to take part in summer camps delivered by Worcester Warriors/Valkyries and Wolves FC.

Basing the Scholarships at Walford enables the College to reach a broader range of students as the Campus offers residential accommodation and excellent facilities. Karen goes on to say, ‘We are also looking to offer two funded accommodation places for the year, one for each of the scholarship programmes.’

If you would like more information about the Scholarships, funded accommodation places or the forthcoming open events, please contact the Admissions Team via 01691 6880800, or email You can also download course information and apply on-line via the College website at

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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