Course: Level 3 Sport (Performance & Excellence)
Previous school attended: Whitworth Park School
Last summer Ryan was selected to represent the English Schools Football Association (under 17’s) where he played against Newcastle United FC (under 17’s).
He says he massively enjoys his involvement with the Football Development Centre at New College Durham.
Ryan said: “The excellent facilities at the College made me want to come and study here. I was worried about leaving my friends from school, as they stayed on at sixth form, but I’ve met lots of new people and I am now studying something that I enjoy so it was definitely the right decision. The tutors treat you like an adult and are always there for you whenever you need help or guidance.
I enjoy the freedom of studying at College but I have also learnt how to meet deadlines. I enjoy being involved in the Football Development Centre as I would like to continue playing the sport at a high level and advance as far as I possibly can. I have had the opportunity to go to England School Boys trials and training camps, England Colleges trials and I am also involved with Blyth Spartans. I would describe my time at New College Durham as hard work, exciting and challenging.”
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