Joshua Watt
Joshua Watt Sports Coach at EdStart Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching

Joshua’s time at our University Centre gave him a great leg up when it came to making his mark in the industry. He even picked up one of the coveted gongs at our annual Higher Education Awards!

“There are so many fantastic opportunities at Hopwood – be sure to say ‘yes’ to as many as you can!”

Matty Ashton
Matty Ashton Fullback for Warrington Wolves Sport

Matty chose to study at Hopwood after his school recommended the famously successful rugby programme and its facilities. You’ll now find him playing professionally for Warrington Wolves!

“At college I learned not to panic, because the amount of help the tutors give you is very good and they will push you to be your best”

Sascha Kindred
Sascha Kindred Champion swimmer Sport

Sascha is one of Great Britain’s most successful Paralympic athletes, representing his country in no fewer than four Paralympic Games. He has won a staggering six Paralympic, five World and eight European Championship Gold medals.

“I enjoyed every moment of my time there and will never forget the experienced staff, friendly students and fantastic facilities that helped me along my way”

Tony Tompos
Tony Tompos Academy Physiotherapist at Scottish Rugby Union, Edinburgh Region Sport

Since leaving Hopwood, Tony studied an ASC in Physiotherapy and is now a chartered Physiotherapist. In his career to date, Tony has worked at clubs including Accrington Stanley, Notts County and Wigan Athletic.

“The staff pushed me to think differently, focus on my academic work and better myself. If they didn’t do that, I would never have achieved the career I have”

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