All eyes on the goal as £465,000 student sport development fund announced at Edinburgh College

Students at Scotland’s colleges and universities will soon have more and even better opportunities to get involved in sport, thanks to a £465,000 investment announced at Edinburgh College. The Scottish Government money will be made available to Scottish Student Sport (SSS) through the Scottish Funding Council. SSS was established in 2011 and works with colleges and…

Scott bounces into student trampoline competition

Edinburgh College student Scott Ellis Paddon is hoping to impress judges with his acrobatics at this weekend’s Scottish Student Trampolining League One Championship. Eighteen year-old Scott, from Fife, is the first representative from the college to participate in the competition which sees students from across Scotland’s colleges and universities competing at different skill levels. Access…

She shoots, she scores! Edinburgh College Sport and Fitness lecturer lands top national team coaching role

Edinburgh College Sport and Fitness lecturer Pauline MacDonald has been appointed Girls’/Women’s Youth Performance Pathway Manager and U-17s head coach of the Scotland women’s international football team. A former Scotland international herself, capped 66 times for her country, she becomes the third full-time female coach working for the Scottish women’s international teams, along with Shelley…

College Sports Festival encourages students into sport

College students demonstrated their sporting prowess at the inaugural College Sports Festival held at Edinburgh College, aimed at encouraging college students to participate in sport during their studies. The event, hosted by Scottish Student Sport (SSS), saw around 250 students taking part in a variety of sports including football, basketball, touch rugby, touchtennis, volleyball and…

Golden Robbie bowls over the competition

Edinburgh College student Robbie Anderson has won a gold medal in the indoor bowls pairs at the 2017 Special Olympics. Robbie, who has learning difficulties and has just finished the college’s Entry to Sport course, went through the competition undefeated, claiming four victories from four matches alongside partner Raymond Brumley. The Special Olympics is the…

Allan jumping into World University Games

Former Edinburgh College student Allan Smith is heading to Chinese Taipei to compete in the Men’s High Jump at the World University Games 2017. The 24-year-old HND Fitness, Health and Exercise graduate was selected, along with 19 other student athletes, to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland as part of the British Universities and Colleges…

Student lifts top Scottish rugby title

Edinburgh College student and Edinburgh Eagles rugby player Scott Plumridge has lifted the Scotland Student Rugby League Player of the Year title for 2016. He impressed in last year’s Student Four Nations Series. Scott has also played for Scotland at Under-19, student and senior level, having won his first cap in the 2015 European Championship.…