Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Performance and
Former Henley-in-Arden sports student Will Kitching is looking
towards the 2018 Commonwealth Games after winning his first
Badminton England Gold tournament.
Will won the British Colleges Sport mixed doubles title with
Rosie Marlow while at Henley-in-Arden College and has continued his
successful playing career at the University of Worcester, where he
is now studying for a degree in Sports Coaching Science.
Will is a Gold level scholar on the University of Worcester’s
Sports Scholarship programme for elite athletes. As well as
financial assistance, the scholarship gives Will access to
individual Strength & Conditioning sessions, fitness testing,
sports therapy, nutrition & lifestyle workshops, sports
psychology, performance anaylsis and High Performance Student
Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer
Henley-in-Arden College fitness student Kate Ingles won the
national CYQ Gym Instructor Competition at St George’s Park, the
new FA National Football Centre.
The competition, delivered in collaboration with British
Colleges Sport (BCS) with sponsorship from Technogym, celebrates
the excellence of fitness instructors and personal trainers
educated by training providers across the UK.
Mum of three Kate, 37, from Southam, competed in the final after
winning the West Midlands regional heat. For the final, Kate
had to design and teach a 30 minute gym induction to meet a
client’s needs, in front of two judges – and was marked on a series
of criteria, receiving top marks throughout.
She said, “I was absolutely gobsmacked when I found out I had
won – it was so tense waiting to hear the results but when I heard
my name called I couldn’t believe it!
“I’d been a stay-at-home mum looking after my three children,
but when my youngest started school I wanted to get back into the
workplace. Previously I’d worked in insurance, but didn’t want
another office job. I’d always enjoyed running and competed in a
few races, and enjoyed teaching which I’d done through Riding for
the Disabled, so thought personal training would be a good move,
and something which I could fit around my family life.
“I hadn’t really considered what I was going to do after
completing the course, but this success has really made me think
about setting up on my own and becoming self-employed."