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Handball scholarship to be offered at Impington International College

A handball scholarship is to be offered at Impington International College. Picture: Conscious Comms (42654573)
A handball scholarship is to be offered at Impington International College. Picture: Conscious Comms (42654573)

Impington International College is to expand its sports scholarship programme.

Handball is to be added to the roll call of sports available, which includes football, netball, rowing and rugby union.

From September 2021, the handball scholarship will be offered by the international baccalaureate sixth form in partnership with Cambridge Handball Club, covering the cost of club membership and students will participate in specialist training three times a week.

Those enrolled on the programme will take part in regional matches and have the opportunity to represent the Cambridge teams in the England Handball Premier League.

Jo Sale, vice principal at Impington International College, said: “Our new handball scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for our students to tailor their education to their passions and make their sixth form experience one to remember.

“Too often we see 16-year-olds limiting their choices post-GCSE but, with this offering, our handball scholars will be able to train alongside their studies, gaining from a practical approach to education, while achieving academic excellence.”

Impington’s sports programme includes boys’ and girls’ football with Norwich City, girls’ netball with a variety of super-league teams, rowing with Rob Roy Boat Club and boys’ rugby with Cambridge RUFC

Sale added: “We are proud of our international cohort here at Impington International College and hope that with this new offering we will be able to welcome even more students into our community. Anyone who wishes to relocate to Cambridge to take up this opportunity will be offered support with finding accommodation with a host family in the local area, from our dedicated student support team.”

For more information about the college's sixth form options, a virtual open evening is being held on Monday, October 19. To book a place, please visit impingtonintcol.eventbritestudio.com.

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