Hartpury student Seth wins place in US football squad

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Seth Antwi has praised his tutors and football coaches at Hartpury College for helping him to win a university place and continue his football education in the United States.

The second-year Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport (Performance and Excellence) Football student, who is a member of Hartpury’s Sports Academy, has gained the necessary GSCE grade in English Language at Hartpury to allow him to study at Dayton University, Ohio.

Originally from Ghana, he has been named in the university’s football squad – the Dayton Flyers – playing in next season’s Colombus Crew Spring College League.

Seth is a graduate of the prestigious Right to Dream Academy, the Africa-based football organisation with which Hartpury has developed strong links.

David Accam and Abdul Majeed Waris, also products of the Right to Dream Academy, went on to play international football for Ghana after studying at Hartpury.

Reflecting on the support he is receiving at Hartpury, Seth said: “The tutors work very hard in lectures to provide useful notes that help with assignments and are very keen on helping students to optimize their potential.

“The college has been strict on us completing academic work before we can participate in football matches, which has helped a lot.

“The football coaches help students on and off the pitch to improve both as a footballer and as a person.

“Having coaches giving up their time to help me with extra coaching has also made me improve, and that has clearly shown in football matches with me scoring goals.

“As a result, that has raised attention and granted me the scholarship to study in the USA, which I am very proud of.”

Students at Hartpury College have access to a range of top-class sports facilities on its 360-hectare campus, which it shares with Hartpury University, including a floodlit grass football pitch and two 3G all-weather surfaces.

Hartpury’s new £8.8 million Sports Academy includes a biomechanics laboratory, a rehabilitation suite featuring an anti-gravity treadmill, and a human performance laboratory with an altitude chamber and sports hall.

Picture: Seth Antwi (left)

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