Filton College receive prize as State School of the Year

Mark Harrod Ltd has again sponsored the State School of the year award. This years winner Filton College have sent a letter of appreciation

State Sports School Of The Year, sponsored by Mark Harrod Ltd

A sporting revolution that recognizes the value of combining education with specialist sports coaching has won a Bristol centre of a learning the state sports school of the year.

Filton College started their Academy of Sport several years ago to give talented young sportsmen and women to chance to train with like-minded individuals.

It’s achievements in 2011 included winning the national ESFA U18 College’s Cup for Girls and the National Schools U17 Cricket Cup as well as finishing runners-up in the ESTTA U19 table tennis championships.

More than that though, Filton expanded its range of sporting academies to eleven with taekwondo and American Football the latest to join more traditional sports such as rugby, netball, golf and basketball.

Judges agreed that the “Filton model could be used a blueprint for sport all over the country and could even be expanded and adopted by schools for younger age groups.”