Oliver Read, a student from Huddersfield New College, has been awarded a Michael Brown Scholarship by Liverpool John Moores University. The scholarship means that Oliver will receive a bursary of £1000 each year to support his undergraduate studies.

Oliver will be progressing to LJM to study for a degree in Sport Coaching, after successfully completing his Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science and A Level German at the College. He achieved Distinction* Distinction * in Sport and is currently awaiting his A Level result in German.

Oliver earned the Michael Brown Scholarship by being able to evidence all the volunteer work he engaged in, in addition to his academic studies. He worked for the Football Association on their Football Futures scheme, volunteering over 300 hours of his time to this scheme. Oliver also helped coach at West End Football Club.

Whilst at Liverpool John Moores, Oliver will continue to coach football and has already been accepted into the coaching team at Marshall FC.

Oliver had this to say about his time at HNC: “The Sport Department is really fantastic and I have benefitted from their support. The Head of Sport, Wayne Russell, was really supportive of me as I completed my level 2 football coaching qualification with the FA. Sports teacher, Jo Caton, really supported me with my Sport Ambassador role, and Sports teacher, Lee Speight, gave up his own time to work with me, outside of lessons, on my Level 3 Diploma assignments. All my teachers have been brilliant! I will miss them.”