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If you play a sport competitively at a regional, national or international level then our Talented Athletes Programme offers you the chance to excel in both your studies and your sport. Our renowned programme grows year on year and we currently support over 70 individual athletes across a wide range of sports.

This page offers you the chance to hear from just a few of them, and meet some of our programme Alumni. The programme allows you to achieve in your sport and studies through a bespoke personalised approach to your HNC experience. Our focus is on ensuring you can achieve your ambitions, including bespoke individual timetabling arrangements and a wide range of support. We look forward to meeting you, and sharing more about how here at HNC we will ensure your academic success is as great as your sporting achievements!

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Studies: A Level Psychology, Chemistry and Biology
Sport: DISE Programme - England Rugby League Talent Scheme


“I am passionate about both my Rugby, and my studies. The Talented Athletes programme has genuinely enabled me to combine both. Throughout my time at HNC I have been supported to manage my commitment to my Diploma in Sporting Excellence with England Rugby, along with my academic studies. For me, it is important I do just as well in these to ensure I can progress successfully in my career in future. The support available lets you do just that, I am very grateful!”



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Studied: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport
Sport: National Taekwondo Champion, completes internationally


“College is an amazing place to study whilst competing in your chosen sport. My international competing commitments meant I needed time away from College. The bespoke timetabling arrangements allowed me to succeed in my sport and gain my qualifications which were just as important for my studies.”



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Studies: A Level Physical Education, Biology and Chemistry
Sport: Yorkshire Cricket Academy


“I have really enjoyed every aspect of my experience at HNC. The excellent sports/cricket facilities have provided me with the perfect opportunity to develop my skills over the course of the 2 years. On top of this, the advice and support I have receive from the staff has been exceptional.”



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Studied: A Level Physical Education, Biology and Maths
Sport: Previously signed for Everton’s U20s Academy. Current goalkeeper for London City Lionesses


“Both my studies and my career have been incredibly exciting and I am of course thrilled to have been signed for London City Lionesses. This will help me to take my training to a whole new level, and of course hopefully see me playing for the Women’s First Team in the not too distant future. College has been incredibly supportive of my journey as a footballer and helping me combine this with my A Levels to make sure I can succeed in both.”



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Studied: A Level Biology, Psychology and Physical Education
Sport: Team GB Tennis Deaf Squad


“I have loved my time at HNC, and it was great to be part of a programme supporting so many talented athletes. I am really proud to be part of the team GB squad, and the support of the programme offered meant I could excel in both my studies and my sport.”

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