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Turning the Pennines Pink for Kae!

Friday, 27 April, 2018

Wakefield College Business student and football fanatic, Conor Mahoney, will walk through the night from Huddersfield’s John Smith’s Stadium to Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium to raise vital funds in loving memory of Step-Mum, Kae.

Seventeen-year-old Conor Mahoney will be lacing up his boots and taking on the Pennines on Sunday 6th May in a mission to walk 23…

Skillweld 2018 competition

Monday, 23 April, 2018

Two Wakefield College students have passed the first stage of Skillweld competition 2018. The competition has 3 progressive stages; each stage builds on the last to challenge the competitor to develop their weld skills. At each stage the competitors Welding test pieces are marked against a set criteria.

Academy of Sport Tour Barcelona

Friday, 13 April, 2018

During half term, the men’s football and rugby teams went on a week-long tour of Barcelona, testing themselves against some talented Catalan sides.

The tour was the first of its kind for the College teams and were proudly supported and sponsored by Wakefield travel agent One World Travel.

Amongst sightseeing across the city the boys got access to the Camp Nou, Barcelona…

UFC athletes work with Wakefield College

Friday, 13 April, 2018

Some of the top UFC fighters in the world are turning to Wakefield College staff and students for nutritional advice and physical testing, using state-of-the-art machinery and facilities at the Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre (ASIC).

Current UFC fighter Aleksandar Rakic flew over from Austria specifically to utilise the specialised equipment in ASIC.  Students studying…

Wakefield College proud bearer of the Carbon Trust Standard

Monday, 09 April, 2018

Wakefield College has been officially awarded the Carbon Trust Standard which shows real action has been taken on climate change by reducing our carbon emissions by 14.4%.

Proud to have One World Travel Group, Wakefield as our shirt sponsor

Friday, 06 April, 2018

Football and rugby teams from our Academy of Sporting Excellence have been on a training trip to Barcelona this week.

As well as playing a Catalan side, the teams will be visiting sights across the city, including a Camp Nou tour. Follow their trip through @WakeyCollSport on Twitter!

College Coaches in National Squads

Thursday, 05 April, 2018

Wakefield College are proud to have both Men’s Head Football Coach and Men’s Head Rugby Coach part of the national teams.

Ben Severn, Head Football Coach has been selected as one of the coaches for the England Colleges U18s National team on top of his duties at Wakefield College.

Part of his role is to talent ID players in the college and the north of England to…

Wakefield College at the College Games 2018

Thursday, 22 March, 2018

Wakefield College hosted the College Games at Lightwaves Leisure Centre.

Joined by Bradford College, Greenhead College, Pontefract New College, Leeds City College, Leeds College of Building and Calderdale College, teams took part in football, table tennis, dodgeball and disability sports go ball and boccia.

Yasmin Ayub, Tackling Inactivity Project Lead at Wakefield…

Women and Girl’s Football on the Grow in Wakefield

Tuesday, 20 March, 2018

After a successful year as part of the SSE Wildcats Football Centre project pilot, Wakefield College are now delighted to be working in partnership with local primary schools adding two new centres at Martin Frobisher Infant School, Normanton All Saints Infant School, in addition to their existing centre at Lightwaves Leisure Centre.

SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres…

Wakefield College teams up with Torque to help students ‘Get SET’ for employment!

Thursday, 15 March, 2018

A partnership with Torque and Wakefield College’s ‘Get SET’ programme has been very successful, the scheme is dedicated to enabling students with learning difficulties and disabilities to gain real employment experience with businesses. Get SET uses a technique called job carving, which means that the students focus on one or two aspects of the job and learns how to do these well. Students…