Alumni Success Stories

Hopwood Hall College is the perfect place to achieve your dreams. In fact, we don’t just tell our students to dream big – we tell them to reach for the stars!

Over the years, this message – combined with hard work and determination – has meant that our learners have gone on to accomplish great things in all walks of life.

There really have been countless success stories from those who joined us when they were just 16. We’ve seen our alumni become CEOs of international companies, secure roles that allow them to travel the world, and even pick up gold medals at the Olympic Games.

When you start your own journey at Hopwood Hall, you’ll be following in their footsteps. We hope this is a fantastic source of inspiration for anyone who wants to turn their passion and talent into a thriving career.

Be sure to have a look at the amazing alumni below. We hope their stories will motivate you to break down barriers, chase your dreams and find your own success in the world.

Matty Ashton
Matty Ashton Fullback for Warrington Wolves Studied: 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 Studied: 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 Studied: 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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