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:
Megan Baker Rees (formerly Glan Afan School) - Netball and Basketball
Danny Birch (Cwmtawe) - Football
Jack Cambriani (Gowerton) - Rugby
Lukas Carey (Pontarddulais) - Cricket
Keelan Giles (Gowerton) - Rugby
Tom Howell (Gowerton) - Rugby
Hannah Hutchinson (Pentrehafod) - Netball
William Jones (Gowerton) - Rugby and Judo
Bronwen Lee (Pontardulais) - Fencing
Bethan Lewis (Bishopston) - Rugby
Charlie Lewis Bown (Bishopston) - Hockey
Ross Mainwaring (Pentrehafod) - Football
Connor Morgan (Dylan Thomas) - Football
Brett Nethell (Bryngwyn) - Cycling
Cory Saunders - Football
Sam Thomas (Bishopston) - Sailing
Casey Williams (Penyrheol) - Gymnastics
"The scholarship programme is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is serious about their sport and wants to take it to the next level," says lecturer Marc O'Kelly. "As well as financial and coaching support, it provides students with opportunities to compete at the highest levels and gain professional contacts within their chosen field. It's all about inspiring excellence and the sports scholarship students are great role models for the whole college."
For more information on the sport scholarship programme please contact Marc O'Kelly on 01792 284042 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo: Sport scholarship students 2014 / 15 pictured at the Liberty Stadium with Principal Mark Jones (A Frame Photography).