Trent Schools

August 21, 2023

Left, Seb Harrison. Right, Freddie McCann


At Trent College, we take immense pride in the diverse paths our A-Level leavers embark upon each year. From universities and apprenticeships to promising career avenues. Among the delighted faces of A Level Results Day last week, were two rising sporting stars. Their journeys as Sports Scholars at Trent College have not only provided them with first-class academic and pastoral support but have also served as springboards for their flourishing sporting careers. 

Seb Harrison’s Tennis Triumph

Seb has achieved both academic excellence and maintained an impressive tennis performance. With grades A and B awarded at A Level, Seb’s dedication to both his studies and sport is admirable. He currently ranks within the top 30 U18 tennis players in the country, an achievement that reflects his exceptional skills and commitment. On the international stage, Seb was ranked an impressive 970 in the world on the ITF World Junior Tour. 

A new chapter awaits Seb as he prepares to embark on an exciting journey in January 2024. He has secured a place at an American university, where he will play Division 1 tennis on a USA scholarship.  

Reflecting on his time at Trent College, Seb shares “Tennis at Trent College was the highlight of my school year. The staff are excellent, and we are truly grateful to our Coach for adding the invaluable advice and expertise to our game. There are training opportunities multiple times a week, accommodating for all ages and abilities, whether that’s performance or participation. Tennis plays a huge part in my life, and I am fully appreciative of the role school played in supporting me on my tennis journey.” 

Freddie McCann’s Cricket Accomplishments

Another rising star, Freddie, showcased his determination both in academics and on the cricket field. Freddie’s academic achievements have been balanced by his flourishing cricket career. He’s set to embrace a professional sporting pathway by focussing on his cricket career, starting this August with his selection to the England Young Lions Invitation XI who will face Ireland in a 50 over match (25 August) and then Australia in a 2-day warm up game (22 and 23 August). Freddie has risen through the Nottinghamshire pathway representing Nottinghamshire 2nd XI this year as well as playing at the ECB Super 4s, the best under 17 cricketers from England and Wales competing in front of coaches, scouts and selectors.  

Freddie’s journey with Trent College began in Year 12, and since then, he has consistently impressed on the pitch which was recognised and celebrated with his appointment of Captain for the Trent College 1st XI. Freddie’s journey is a testament to Trent College’s commitment to nurturing cricket talent. “I believe that Trent College is amongst the best schools for cricket in the country. It doesn’t matter what level of cricket skills you have, from beginner to aspiring professional, the outstanding coaching and facilities here will help any individual progress on their sporting journey. We had fantastic opportunities to play against similar schools and also travel to other countries to expand our experiences and skills” explains Freddie.  

Join Our Thriving Community

Are you looking for a school which can support your child’s sporting ambitions? To learn more about joining our dynamic school community, book onto our upcoming Open Morning on Saturday 7 October. The Admissions and Sports team will be on hand to explain our scholarship programme where rising stars further their sporting performance alongside excellent academic offerings and pastoral support.