Sport is welcomed back at BMet
BMet Sport Academies at Sutton Coldfield College are back in action and raring to go after a long unprecedented break due to COVID19.
Since March, sport student enthusiasts at the college have had to put their passions for team games, competitions and challenges on hold, to be safe and in line with national Government advice.
The welcome return of sports could not come sooner for the college and follows much anticipated guidelines from national governing bodies and the Association of Colleges (AoC).
- So far, the college’s basketball, golf, hockey, netball and rugby teams have returned to training ahead of the league fixtures starting just after half-term.
- The Men’s Football Academy, run in association with local club Boldmere St Michaels, experienced their first home game of the season and third league game last week since the seven-month absence.
The college team, which makes up the Boldmere Under 19s squad, competed against Redditch United in the National League Alliance u19s Division G. After a late goal, they achieved a 1-1 draw – but having dominated most of the play, despite equalising, the players were hoping for a better result.
Previously though, the team successfully beat Solihull Moors 7-4 and drew 1-1 with local rivals Romulus.
BMet is one of the leading colleges in terms of sporting performance. Students on the Academies receive specialist coaching from a team of professional coaches and subsidiary sports staff.
Jason Allen, department manager for sport at Sutton Coldfield College, said: “It is such good news for many that we are now able to put sport back on the agenda at BMet.
“The Academy ensures that performers have access to the ‘four-corner coaching’ philosophy (Social, Technical, Psychological and Physical) – which has certainly been missed by our driven and enthusiastic students!”
“Thanks to our sports academies programme, the teams are regularly exceeding expectations and achievements.”
Due to current restrictions, only sports students can take part in the academies. However, students on other BMet courses that would like to get involved, are still able to register an interest.
Please visit our website to find out more about BMet’s sports academies: https://www.bmet.ac.uk/student-experience/extra-curricular/sports-academies/.
To join our virtual open event for courses at Sutton Coldfield College – between 4pm and 8.15pm on Thursday 15 October, which include a range of sports opportunities, please visit: https://www.bmet.ac.uk/open-events-enrolment/october-virtual-open-events/.