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Wakefield College staff combine to help drive York City Knights forward

Friday, 18 December, 2015

Staff from Wakefield College’s Sports Department are pushing the York City Knights Rugby League Team toward success after joining forces.

More success for College’s famed sports academy

Thursday, 12 November, 2015

Students from Wakefield College’s Academy of Sporting Excellence (ASE) had further reasons to smile this week after two of them made it through to national trials for England. Oliver Holmes (Hockey) and Charlie Freeman (Football) successfully made it through regional trials in their respective sports and are now going up against the best college talent from across the country hoping to be chosen for the national side.

Wheelchair Rugby success for College student

Wednesday, 07 October, 2015

Wakefield College Rugby League Development Centre student Tom Helliwell came up trumps at the recent International Wheelchair Rugby League European Championships after helping England win the competition and finishing top scorer with a total of 102 points.

Wakefield College crowned rugby champions

Friday, 18 September, 2015

Students from Wakefield College’s famed Rugby League team got their season off to a flying start after they were crowned winners of a prestigious nine’s tournament. The annual pre-season event is a chance for Colleges around the country to showcase their talent and set a marker down for the forthcoming season.

Sports students visit Italy for annual residential

Monday, 22 June, 2015

Wakefield College students studying the BTEC L3 in Sport at Wakefield College travelled to the Aosta Valley in Italy for their annual residential. 29 first year students were challenged to take part in exciting and thrilling outdoor activities, many of which taught skills which are directly related to their course.

Wakefield College and Wildcats partnership is a roaring success

Monday, 27 April, 2015

Wakefield College and the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have signed a new joint agreement which will see the institutions working more closely together. The partnership will see talented young rugby players benefit from access to first-class coaching and at the same time take advantage of the College’s expertise in providing education and training.

Thomas swimming in the fast lane

Monday, 30 March, 2015

A Wakefield College student has been praised for his sporting abilities after winning a string of national and international swimming competitions. Thomas Raddings, 16, from Pontefract has now set his sights even higher and hopes to continue progressing both in the swimming pool and at College.

College lecturer lands head coach role at York Knights

Monday, 10 November, 2014

Wakefield College’s Rugby League Development Centre (RLDC) coach James Ford has been appointed head coach of York City Knights.

Wakefield College footballers triumph against Bolton

Monday, 13 October, 2014

Footballers from Wakefield College’s Football Development Centre (FDC) got the chance to battle it out with the international scholars’ team at Championship side Bolton Wanderers last week, and came out trumps after an enthralling game which finished 5-4 to Wakefield College.

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