Hereford Sixth Form College: ELITE ATHLETE PROGRAMME

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2018 saw thirteen high performing student athletes join the College’s Elite Athlete Programme. Find out more about the programme and how it supports the students’ training on their road to outstanding achievements.

Last years saw more high performing student athletes join the College’s Elite Athlete Programme. 

Emily Archer | Equestrian (GB)

Harriet Castle | Karate (England)

Jo Chesworth Rickards | Waterpolo (Wales)

Alex Francis | Hockey (Wales)

Kai Gooden-Morris | Swimming (England)

India Jenkins | Athletics (Wales)

Erin Jones | Waterpolo (Wales)

Megan Jones | Waterpolo (Wales)

Beth Morgan | Lacrosse (Wales)

Josh Rolfe | Alpine Skier (GB)

Chris Taylor | Hockey (Wales)

Jacob Thorley | Taekwondo (England)

Abi Watkins | Fencing (Wales and GB)

These 13 students compete at a high level both regionally and nationally, and join our second years who also compete in an array of elite sport from basketball and sailing to badminton and tetrathlon. 

Alongside their studies, students on the Elite Athlete Programme receive extensive support, ranging from on-site physiotherapy to sports psychology. This is often delivered by high profile experts.

Students also benefit from one-to-one coaching sessions which are integrated into their timetable. Sixth Sense Fitness, the College’s on-site, independent fitness facility, also provides students with personalised training programmes and nutritional advice.

Through the programme, students have managed to balance outstanding results at international competitions, alongside top grades in their studies.

Gail Hampson, mother of elite synchronised swimmer, Greta Hampson said: “There is so much support from the College given to students who are also elite athletes. They train and have success in their chosen sport without compromising their education.” Greta left Hereford Sixth Form College in the summer with a Distinction* in Performing Arts (Dance), an A in English Literature and an A in Communication & Culture and, in recent news, has been selected by Swim England to join the 2019 synchronised swimming training squad.

Any student who is competing at international level in their given sport is eligible to join so if you would like to find out more, come and pay a visit during one of our open events. 

Alternatively, contact Andy Douthwaite, Head of PE.

Email:   Tel: 01432 346 906 


Folly Lane, Hereford HR1 1LU


Tel: 01432 355 166

Last years saw more high performing student athletes join the College’s Elite Athlete Programme. 
Greta Hampson

Andrea Slivkova
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