Sport and Fitness News


Mock interviews strengthen skills for progression

Levels 2 and 3 Sport and Public Services students from Gower College Swansea's Tycoch campus recently attended mock interview sessions with local employers at an event organised by Lucy Turtle, the college's Enterprise Officer, and Gareth Price from Career Wales.


Cricket star student heads to Australia

Rising cricket star - and Gower College Swansea student - Aneurin Donald is heading to Australia after being selected for the England Development Programme (EDP) tour.


Rugby Academy scoops WRU Elite Colleges League Trophy

Gower College Swansea’s Rugby Academy has scooped the WRU Elite Colleges League Trophy, having won all but three games this year.

“This win is an excellent achievement for the team and was one of the targets we set ourselves at the start of the season,” says lecturer Dan Cluroe.


Welsh Colleges Football record historic double over Australian Schools

Q: When did Wales last beat Australia in two sporting fixtures on the same day?

A: Friday 23rd January 2015 - the day both Men’s and Women’s Welsh Colleges Football teams defeated the junior Soceroos!

Representing Welsh Colleges at U19 level, both teams exceeded expectations, beating the strong Aussie Schools touring teams on their three-week tour of Britain and Ireland.


College builds sports links with school

As part of Gower College Swansea's ongoing relationship with Birchgrove Comprehensive School's PE department, Year 11 BTEC pupils visit the Gorseinon campus gym and use the new facilities on a fortnightly basis.

In addition, they are able to pick up advice on the BTEC Level 2 Sport course and possible progression opportunities into college.


New teaching block at Gorseinon officially opened

A brand new £2.8 million teaching block at the Gorseinon campus of Gower College Swansea has been officially unveiled.

Accommodating 11 classrooms, seven IT suites, a gym with shower facilities and a bicycle shelter, it was formally opened on 6 February by Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.


Global Entrepreneurship Week - where ideas come to life

Staff and students at Gower College Swansea have celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week with a range of events and activities across the campus.

The week kicked off with a visit by Art and Design students to Swansea Business Gate and the film set of Da Vinci’s Demons, where they learned all about the kinds of employment opportunities that exist in the film and television industry.


Double triumph for Netball Academy

It’s been a busy week for Gower College Swansea’s Netball Academy as they have won not one but two major Welsh tournaments.

The team took the title at the recent Welsh Colleges and Urdd tournaments, making them the double Welsh champions.


Special graduation event for college's HE students

Around 80 Higher Education students from Gower College Swansea recently attended a graduation event at the National Waterfront Museum.

The students were celebrating achievement in subjects as diverse as accountancy, engineering, leadership and management, sports massage therapies, hair and beauty management, childcare, and health and social care services.


College selects sports scholarship students for 2014 / 15

Seventeen students at Gower College Swansea have been successful in their applications for sports scholarships, following in the footsteps of alumni such as Leigh Halfpenny, Justin Tipuric and Jazz Carlin.

The specialist scholarship programme is offered to promising young athletes who play representative sport at either county or national level. This year's successful students are:


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