Club Doncaster Sports College hosted its first of two warm up events this afternoon for new students starting at the college in September.
The warm up events are a vital part of the Sports College programme, with a variety of different events made available for new students starting their academic journey.
It offers the chance for students to meet their new classmates and the college staff, ahead of the first day in the classroom in September.
Students met their new classmates at Ten Pin Bowling at the Doncaster Leisure Park, where they were split into multiple teams and enjoyed two games of bowling, all while getting to know each other.
They also got to try on some of the new college prototype clothing; choosing their hoodie sizes ready for September. Students also signed up to receive their Doncaster Rovers season ticket, which is part of the student package, and heard from college staff about the pre-season football schedules.
One student in attendance, Lewis, who’ll be starting on the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Coaching & Development, spoke of how beneficial he thought the warm up event was: “I’m glad I came along. It’s great to have the opportunity to get to know other people who are also starting at the Sports College.
“I didn’t know anyone who was on my team, so it gives you new people to talk to. We’re all friends now and it means I’ll know people on the first day of college.”
When asked why he’d chosen to apply for the Sports College, he said: “I applied for the Sports College because I love sport and I’m looking forward to getting back involved in playing football.
“I’ve seen some of the trips that take place at college too, like visiting other football clubs and the trips abroad, and it’s exciting! I can’t wait to get started now!”
Adi Turnpenny, Principal of the Sports College said: “These keep warm events benefit everyone ahead of the new academic year.
“It gives us a chance to get to know the students that will be joining us in September and for the students to meet each other, which will help aid a smooth start.”
The second and final warm up event will take place later on this August, with students taking part in a football tournament at the Eco-Power Stadium, before the academic year starts back up on the 11th September.