Loughborough Lightning Academy works in collaboration with a select number of schools to extend professional training opportunities across the region. Trent is one of nine hubs in the East Midlands that are providing high performance, technical and tactical training for the 2020-21 season.
Due to Tier 3 restrictions, the weekly academy sessions are currently taking place remotely but the school is hopeful that face-to-face training will commence in early January.
This announcement is an exciting development and logical next step in Trent’s ongoing relationship with Loughborough Lightning, with the school’s longstanding reputation for sports success and extensive sporting facilities making it an ideal academy hub.
Earlier this year the school also announced its sponsorship of Beeston Hockey Club for the 2020-21 season. As Trent continues to further develop both new and longstanding connections with leading sports organisations in the local community, the opportunities for pupils are also growing. This term alone has seen pupils benefitting from workshops and training sessions with a host of sporting professionals including:
- International netballer and Commonwealth Gold medallist Beth Cobden
- England Rugby U20 Head Coach Alan Dickens
- England Rugby U18 Head Coach John Pedlebury
- Olympic Gold Medal Winning GB Hockey Coach Craig Keegan
Trent College’s innovative sports programme, known as ‘the 3Ps’, aims to help every pupil find enjoyment through sport. Through its ‘Performance’ sports, the school recognises and nurtures potential to help pupils build strong foundations for futures in professional sport.
Learn more about the specialist sports provision at Trent College and The Elms here.