Students get ready for Challenger Sports US style!


Two students from the College Merthyr Tydfil have been successful in gaining a place on the prestigious Challenger Sports programme 2014. Jordan Morris and James Bayliss, both level 3 sports diploma students, will leave their hometown of Merthyr Tydfil to become part of a team of over 1,000 coaches delivering the Challenger Sports curriculum. This will include undertaking coaching duties in New England, New York and Canada.

Both students had to undergo a rigorous selection process to gain their place on the programme. This included a coaching assessment, informal interview and weekend training camp in Warwick. Jordan (pictured below), commented “The weekend training camp was very competitive. I was ecstatic when I heard that I’d got through

Jordan, who flies out to America on 21st June will spend over 8 weeks travelling across different states coaching at soccer camps for ages 4-14 year olds.

Head of Sports and Public Services, Sarah Kerrigan, commented “This is a tremendous achievement for both of our students. Challenger Sports is the leading provider of soccer camps in the United States, Canada, and Australia and receives thousands of applications from college students each year. They’ve done exceptionally well to gain a place on the USA programme”.

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