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Student goalkeeper Josh signs for Portuguese top flight club

Posted on Thursday 27 August 2015

A Myerscough College football student has realised his dream of becoming a professional goalkeeper after signing a deal with Portuguese Primeira Liga club, Academica.

Josh Powell was originally spotted by the club after being part of the Myerscough group that flew out to Portugal for the college’s annual warm weather training camp earlier this year. After catching the eye of the host’s coaches, the 18-year-old was offered the chance to mix it with the .. read more

Sod cutting ceremony marks start of Sports Centre build

Posted on Wednesday 26 August 2015

The latest phase of the multi-million pound revamp of Myerscough College’s Bilsborrow campus has been celebrated with a traditional sod cutting ceremony to mark the start of the building of a new Sports Centre.

Work is underway on the building of the state-of-the-art facility that will compliment the college’s current Sports Centre, which was built in the 1990s. The works comprise of the demolition and removal of an existing Sportsturf centre and work .. read more

Gold again for Myerscough at Southport Flower Show

Posted on Monday 24 August 2015

Show Gardens built by staff and learners of Myerscough College have been given Gold and Silver Gilt awards at the annual Southport Flower Show.

Once again the college was tasked with bringing to life the ideas of the two winners of the show’s ‘Design a Garden’ competition, which this year attracted more than 800 entries from primary schools across the North West. The aim of the competition was to design an attractive, eco-friendly garden, with & .. read more

The Peregrine legacy lives on after granddaughter scoops degree

Posted on Tuesday 04 August 2015

The granddaughter of the man considered to be the most important person in the history of Myerscough College has continued his legacy after obtaining a first class honours degree with the college.

Anna Campbell initially studied a Foundation Degree in Ecology & Conservation, earning a distinction, before moving onto BSc Honours Degree in Rural Resource Management, achieving a first, as well as being awarded a Duchy of Lancaster Scholarship at the college&rsqu .. read more

Campus roundup

Posted on Tuesday 28 July 2015

Silver medal at Tatton Flower Show

Myerscough College horticulture and landscape students have enjoyed success at theRHS Tatton Flower Show.

Students worked alongside The Pond Company to create a beautiful garden, winning a silver medal from the judges.

You can see a Facebook gallery of their work by clicking here: http://on.fb.me/1KvIn1v

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Myerscough College shortlisted for a national heart charity award

Posted on Tuesday 28 July 2015

Myerscough College has been shortlisted for a national charity award for their work in trying to reduce the number of deaths from heart attacks.

The annual Heart Safe Awards is organised by North West charity, Hand On Heart. Money raised by the awards evening goes to providing defibrillators and training to schools and colleges across the UK.

Myerscough College are in the running for the Heart Safe Educational Establishment of the Year, an award give .. read more

South African adventure for Animal Studies students

Posted on Friday 17 July 2015

Myerscough College Animal Studies students have recently returned from working on a conservation project in South Africa.

The now regular trip saw the group based at the Shamwari Game Reserve, near Port Elizabeth, on the Eastern Cape of the country. Whilst there, they carried out a number of activities, including game viewing including elephant, rhino and predator monitoring; community work; helping with a sports day in the local combined school and a sports day at Sh .. read more

Myerscough greenkeepers named among best in country

Posted on Thursday 16 July 2015

Three Myerscough College learners have been named as being among the best student greenkeepers in the country after they were shortlisted for a national award.

Apprentices and work-based learners, Stephen Thorne (Rushmore Golf Club), Stefan Carter (Wentworth Golf Club) and Sam Sweetzer (West Hill Golf Club) are all shortlisted for BIGGA’s prestigious Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award. All three had to go through a series of interviews before making .. read more

From Premier League groundsman to American greenkeeper

Posted on Wednesday 15 July 2015

A former Myerscough College sportsturf student has swapped the football pitches of the Premier League for the golf fairways of America, thanks to the college’s strong overseas links.

Luke Dodge’s association with Myerscough dates back to 2006, where he completed an advanced apprenticeship with the college as part of his role on the ground staff at Blackburn Rovers FC, before moving on to become Skilled Groundsman at Premier League Manchester City. Whi .. read more

Myerscough golf student qualifies for The Open

Posted on Monday 13 July 2015

A former Myerscough College golf student will share the fairway with the world’s elite this week after qualifying for The Open.

Paul Kinnear went through the college’s AASE (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence) programme between 2009 and 20011, a heavily practical course that focussed on the playing side of the game. This allowed Paul to progress to representing England, and now after coming through qualifying tournaments, he has earned a p .. read more

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