Leeds launch educational partnership with British Weight Lifting

18 September 2019

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Photo: Getty Images The Leeds United Sports College, part of the club, will work with British Weight Lifting to offer educational opportunities to students aged 16 to 18.

The Leeds United Sports College, part of the club, will work with British Weight Lifting to offer educational opportunities to students aged 16 to 18.

British Weight Lifting, the national governing body for Olympic weightlifting and Paralympic powerlifting, has launched its own sports college aimed at youngsters with passion for sports.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Leeds United have announced a partnership with British Weight Lifting (BWL) to offer educational opportunities to youngsters keen on exploring a future career in the sports industry.

The club's Leeds United Sports College will work with BWL's own recently announced sports college to provide a range of opportunities to anyone aged between 16 and 18. 

Participants will be able to take on a Level 3 extended diploma, equivalent to three A-Levels, and the college programme will offer a fully inclusive two-year learning environment for the students. 

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