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Student Case Studies and Success Stories

Former student Levan StapletonLevan Stapleton

Former rugby development centre student who played, coached and refereed rugby down under in Australia
“I had the pleasure of sharing the field with current Wallaby and All Blacks players, which was a dream come true! If it wasn’t for the College, I wouldn’t have been able to play the game I love overseas”.



Former student Josh WallerJosh Waller

Former Rugby Development Centre student, who earned England schoolboy caps, playing against France and Ireland
“The tutors are very professional and knowledgeable in the game. Coaches within the department who have such a high pedigree in the sports industry made it an easy option for me to join PRC.”



Photo of Patsy Smith receiving her award by Andrew Stafford, Chair of College Governors, at the College awards eveningPatsy Smith

As soon as I started college I knew this was the best option for me after school. PRC stood out from the crowd, the sport courses are great, I get to learn so much  and take everything on board in theory lessons and tailor it for my boxing career.

Outside of college, I train within the Great British boxing camp based in Sheffield. My best experience to date was representing England at the Tri-Nations Championship, boxing against Wales and Scotland, where I won gold! That was an amazing experience and one I will never forget.

I had the honour of receiving the College’s prestigious McIntyre Cup at their annual awards evening in 2017.  I was overwhelmed to discover I was nominated by my tutors for my hard work and dedication within college. I fit my boxing in around my course and always keep up to date with assignments and attendance. Picking up the award on the night made me realise how lucky I was considering the thousands of students who study at college and I was the one chosen – I will be forever grateful towards PRC for the experiences it has given me, it really is more than ‘just a college’!

My ambition for the future is to box for Great Britain at the Olympics. I would also like to go to university someday to study sport further.

Former basketball student Abdoul in the college sports hallAbdoul Moubarak

Former Basketball Development Centre student who now plays professionally in Germany
“After PRC I was offered an amazing opportunity to play professional basketball in Germany. To get paid for what I love doing is incredible, playing in front of hundreds of fans is a massive buzz and gets me pumped before games!

I would recommend PRC as I feel I improved academically and physically. I owe my tutors a lot, I wouldn’t be where I am today without the dedication and motivation from them – they gave me the belief I could go on to play professionally.”

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