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Team Dudley Sport Newsletter Issue 1 – November 2010

Team Dudley – Sport for the next generation Welcome to the first edition of our newsletter. In July 2010 we launched Team Dudley Sport. This is a brand new concept which incorporates all of our sport development programmes here at Dudley College. The idea has been born from developing our own senior football club that compete in the West Midlands Regional League and as sport goes from strength to strength we wanted a brand that everyone in the region can identify with and associate Dudley College to. I hope you enjoy our first newsletter – more editions will follow in the New Year but in the meantime stay updated through our new look website Yours in Sport Simon King – Team Dudley Sports Development Manager

Football programme produces another England star?? Tyree originally from Tividale was picked up by Norwich City as a youngster but unfortunately he was not offered professional terms but is still determined to make a career in football. In the Summer Tyree made the decision to go back home and back to College and continue with his education whilst playing semi professional football for Stafford Rangers. Tyree has made the decision to train as a gym instructor alongside playing football. Tyree has grabbed the opportunities available at Dudley College and now he is one step away from representing his country.

Dudley College Student Tyree Clarke (18) has been selected for the final trial stage for the U19 England Colleges team. Having impressed at the national trials held on 3rd November the selectors have included Tyree in the last 33 players in the entire country.

Young Ambassadors and volunteers selected to lead the way in Sport Dudley College have chosen their new ambassadors to lead the way in sport. The four students have been identified by staff as having a real passion for volunteering, coaching and leading activities. The four students selected will have an opportunity to lead new initiatives at Dudley College as well as develop their leadership skills through training courses and work experience with schools and the local community. Students selected this year were Jodie Bragan, Beth Poole, Shannon Brady and Ross Ensor. All of the girls are completing BTEC Sports courses whilst Ross is studying to become a football coach. The college have developed a leadership academy with another 20 sports students signing up for this programme. This will see the students complete their CSLA Award and carry out voluntary coaching within the community. This will provide students with opportunities to develop their coaching skills and provide invaluable work experience over the coming months.

New Fesco appointed at Dudley College Dudley College have appointed Robert Elkin as their new Further Education Sports Coordinator. Rob has been working at the College for over a year and has a wealth of experience to bring to the role. Having completed his Sports degree Rob has held numerous coaching roles and worked within community and schools programmes. Head of Sport Emma Hubbard was delighted with Rob’s appointment and believes that he has the enthusiasm and determination to develop even more school and community links and enhance the already vibrant sports enrichment programme at College. Rob will be tasked with developing new links and new sports at the College and is already working with the football department to establish an intra mural Futsal tournament.

New football facility unveiled As part of the commitment to Sport and the football development programme, Dudley College has invested £30,000 in to the Dell Stadium. The College has had another purpose built pitch installed with full size portable goals to aid training. Head Coach of the football programme Stewart Holmes is delighted with the facility as are the students. “The College and Council have worked really hard to get this facility ready for the 2010 season. Both the College teams and Team Dudley senior team have been regularly using the pitch and the players have been particularly complimentary of the playing surface. It is great to have the grass pitch alongside the astro turf and means we have the opportunity to do some quality sessions with all of the football teams.”

Girls lead the way in Futsal The Dudley girls are leading the way when it comes to playing Futsal. The girls entered two teams in to an open age competition held at the brand new state of the art facility in Birmingham. Futsal is an exciting indoor small sided football ......... The idea is to develop ball skills, control and gives players an opportunity to show off with tricks and flicks. This is the second year the girls have been involved in Futsal competition and more competitions are planned over the coming months.

Latest Results – November 2010

Ladies captain Jodie Bragan thinks it is a great game that has really helped the girls programme. “We practise Futsal regularly on a Friday. It really helps your footwork and fitness for 11 a side games because it is such a quick game.”

Birmingham FA Saturday Vase Round 2 – Team Dudley Senior 3 vs Penncroft FC 1 British Colleges of Sport Elite League – Dudley A 3 vs Solihull 3 British Colleges of Sport Performance – Dudley B 3 vs University College Birmingham 1 British Colleges of Sport Participation – Dudley C 1 vs King Edwards Stourbridge B 4 British Colleges of Sport Ladies – Dudley 10 vs King Edwards Nuneaton 0 To find out more contact:

Megan wins European title Dudley College student Megan Upton (18) has just won a European title in kickboxing. Megan competes in the semi contact version of the sport at the over 65kg intermediate category and fights for Kiddeminster Winspers Kickboxing club. A brave and disciplined display saw Megan overcome elbow and rib injuries to beat her opponent on points in the final and take the title. This is the last competition for a while as Megan goes under the surgeon’s knife to repair her knee ligaments, but the Dudley youngster is aiming for a speedy recovery and a shot at the World championships in July 2011. Megan is in her second year of a BTEC Sports Science course and is hoping to use the knowledge gained to pursue a career in personal training. “My course has really helped me with my own training and performance. I have a much better understanding of nutritional needs and how to look after my body as an athlete.”

Upcoming events and competition in 2010 Students will get an opportunity to compete in a host of sporting disciplines outside their regular seasons. December 2010 sees Team Dudley go for glory in various one off competitions as students will strive for success and ultimately a place at the National Championships in April 2011. Some of the sports Dudley College students will be competing in before Christmas. To find out more contact: Simon King Sports Department Dudley College The Broadway Dudley DY1 4AS Email: Telephone: 01384 363262

5 a side Football Badminton Cross Country Table Tennis Volleyball Trampoline Squash

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Team Dudley November 2010 Newsletter