HoW College Sports Facilities Unveiled at Perdiswell Leisure Centre

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Judd Doughty (CRQ Leader for Sport at HoW College), Nicki Williams (Vice Principal Corporate & Resources at HoW College), Jabba Riaz (Worcester City Council) and Jeremy Rowe (Freedom Leisure)

Heart of Worcestershire College have officially unveiled brand new facilities at Perdiswell Leisure Centre; marking the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  

The unveiling comes after the College partnered with Freedom Leisure and Worcester City Council to provide investment in the refurbishment of the local leisure centre.

As part of the investment HoW College’s sport students will have access to state-of-the-art facilities including fitness studios, football pitches and bespoke teaching classrooms. Furthermore, the students will have the opportunity to undertake work placements within Freedom Leisure, giving them the best chance to develop their skills and become ready for employment in the sports and leisure industry.

Speaking about the collaboration and investment Principal and CEO of HoW College Stuart Laverick, said:

“Here at HoW College we are extremely proud of the relationships we have forged with local organisations, which present us with these opportunities to invest in state-of-the-art facilities to benefit our student’s studies.

This collaboration will allow the students to enhance their skills in a modern and bespoke learning environment as well as giving them the opportunity to develop their employability skills with Freedom Leisure.”

Lee Thomas, Freedom Leisure Area Manager for Worcester, added:

“We are delighted to welcome HoW College, students and faculty with open arms and look forward to working closely with them, in particular by providing the students with access to their chosen industry’s apprenticeship opportunities.”

For more information about HoW College and the courses on offer please visit

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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