A former sport studies student has returned to college to help and inspire other students to achieve their dreams.
Jamie Craven, 20, from Ellesmere Port completed a BTEC in sport studies last year.
He has now returned to West Cheshire College as a volunteer to support and motivate other students to realise their ambitions.
He said: “I’m currently gaining as much work experience as possible through coaching and volunteering at West Cheshire College as well as at Upton Junior Football Club.
“The experience I am gaining is fantastic, it pushes me to do things I have never done before and I am able to pick up teaching techniques I couldn’t learn anywhere else.
“I teach many different sports such as table tennis and football and it’s great to pass on what I have learnt at college to other students and young people.”
Whilst a student at the college he was also able to volunteer at a five-a-side football youth club.
Jamie added: “The college provided an amazing opportunity for me, I was respected and treated like an adult and the tutors were a great support when I was volunteering outside of my course.
“They always pushed me to do the best I could.
“Once I have built up my work experience I’m hoping to teach football professionally.”
Geoff Hilton, sport studies course leader, commented: “Jamie’s dedication and commitment to what he does has shone through from the very first day he started college over four years ago now. He gives up his free time to show others how dedication can turn a hobby into a long term career and he really motivates and inspires the students.”
Mr Hilton added: “I wish Jamie every success in the future when he goes on to gain his football coaching role.”