- Studying Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching at Hopwood Hall College
- General Sports Level 3 Extended Diploma
After being drawn in by the success of the Hopwood Hall College Football Academy, Oliver joined the College’s second team and began studying a Level 3 Sports course with the aim of studying at a higher education level thereafter.
During his time at the Hopwood Hall College, Oliver worked his way up the academy to eventually become a key player in the first team; winning the League, County Cup and Eindhoven European Cup titles in one season.
Once he had completed his Level 3 course, Oliver progressed onto one of the College’s higher education foundation degrees.
“I really enjoyed my time studying at Hopwood Hall College. The success I experienced with the Football Academy will stay with me for life, the coaches I had have inspired me to work in sports coaching myself.
“A vocational course requires a lot of hard work, but you need to enjoy it. If you stop enjoying yourself, you will stress more and the quality of your work will dip as a result.”