Two former Dearne Valley College students have won gold at London 2012 Olympics.
Boxers Luke Campbell (24) from Hull and Anthony Joshua (22) from London studied alongside 14 others for their Fitness Instructor qualifications whilst training at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) in Sheffield.
Campbell won gold in the Bantamweight Final and Joshua won gold in the Superheavyweight Final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Mick Blythe, DVC Sport and Physical Recreation Tutor, commented:
“We’re extremely proud of Luke and Anthony’s achievements – their hard work and determination has paid-off. They are a true inspiration to young people and we’re pleased to have played a part in their Olympic legacy.”
Dearne Valley College’s close relationship with EIS enables training athletes to learn valuable skills sought after by employers in the Sports Industry. In the eventuality that training athletes don’t pursue a career in their sport, their qualifications will help them to diversify into other areas such as coaching and fitness.
Dearne Valley College are currently taking applications for a wide range of vocational courses – check out the next Open Evening at the Manvers Campus on Thursday 20th September, 5pm.
Six of the 16 boxers who undertook their Fitness Instructing qualifications with Dearne Valley College
Back row L-R:
Tom Stalker, Anthony Joshua (Gold Medal Winner), Luke Campbell (Gold Medal Winner)
Front row L-R:
Natasha Jonas, Savannah Marshall, Charlie Edwards