Huddersfield New College has revealed that Oliver Caton, a current student and a member of the Talented Athletes programme, has been selected as the Captain of Yorkshire Under-18s Golf team.
Oliver has played golf since he was seven years old, and has enjoyed success at a number of competitions and championships. He has now been selected as Captain of the Under-18 team, and will now lead a team at events such as the National County Championships and the Northern Federation.
As a Year 12 student and member of the Talented Athletes programme, Oliver is supported to combine his A Levels in Maths, Physics and Physical Education with his demanding training and competing schedule which can reach up to 40 hours of training per week in the summer months.
Oliver comments: “My ultimate ambition is to compete at the Masters. This will of course is a long journey, but it is one that I’m planning to work hard at! I am delighted to have been selected as the Captain of the Yorkshire under-18 team, this is a real honour. I chose Huddersfield New College because the Talented Athletes programme allows me to combine my studies with my training and competing commitments, and I’m really looking forward to continuing to do well in both my studies and my sport.”
Pete Lombard, Talented Athletes Programme Manager says: “It is a huge honour to be named Captain, and this is a well deserved success for Oliver who has proven his ability as a player across a range of tournaments and competitions. The skills and experiences he will enjoy as Captain, including making decisions under pressure, will support his success in both his studies and his sport. We support some amazing sporting talent here at HNC, and are very much looking forward to supporting Oliver as he continues to excel in his chosen sport.”