Educational partnership launched with British Weight Lifting

Educational partnership launched with British Weight Lifting

British Weight Lifting launch new college provision.

Leeds United are proud to announce a new partnership with British Weight Lifting (BWL) as part of its latest venture that involves a programme of specialist educational programmes.

British Weight Lifting have launched their very own Sports College aimed at youngsters with a passion for sport that will be delivered across the whole of the United Kingdom. Together with the Leeds United Sports College there will be a range of opportunities for anyone aged 16 to 18 that are keen to explore future opportunities at University and potentially develop a career in the sport industry.

Having developed a number of fully accredited education programmes; the initial BWL Level 3 Extended Diploma, that is equivalent to three A-Levels, will offer a fully inclusive 2-year learning environment for students with an interest in a wide variety of sporting career opportunities.

The application process will be open very shortly, with BWL supporting colleagues from Leeds United at a variety of Open Evenings in October this year and February and March next.

Students studying for the Diploma will be supported by specialist Leeds United tutors who will deliver innovative teaching and learning, along with sessions from experts within the National Governing Body and guest speakers within the sports and fitness industry.

Ashley Metcalfe, Chief Executive Officer at British Weight Lifting, commented: “We are extremely proud to announce the launch of our new British Weight Lifting College. It presents an excellent opportunity to engage with a younger audience who are passionate about sport and future potential opportunities in the industry.

“The Diploma will be delivered by industry experts allowing individuals to learn from the best in order to achieve their full potential and overall goals. Through partnering with such a successful and recognised organisation as Leeds United we believe students will have access to a unique and high-quality learning experience.”


Angus Kinnear, Chairman of British Weight lifting and CEO at Leeds United Football Club, added: “Leeds United are delighted to be a key partner in BWL’s new College programme and to provide both delivery support and expertise to ensure the students receive the best possible education.

“The Diploma will provide exclusive knowledge and insight into the world of sport, fitness and the strength and conditioning industries, with the added uniqueness of being associated to two great organisations.”


British Weight Lifting is the UK’s recognised National Governing Body for weightlifting and para-powerlifting, with a remit to develop increasingly active, healthier and stronger communities, whilst inspiring weightlifters of all ages and abilities through exceptional coaching leadership and expertise.

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