Professional Basketball Player Receives Scholarship

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An experienced basketball player has been awarded £750 from the University of Worcester’s Scholarship Panel.

Harry Turner is currently playing for the Worcester Wolves and the University of Worcester first team. He has been playing the sport since the age of 12.

The 19-year-old, who is in the first year of a Business Management degree at the University, has won variety of awards, including receiving the Sports Achiever Award three times from his high school and the Most Valuable Player award at the National Cup Final.

“Luckily, I was awarded the scholarship and I will be able to play basketball and develop my skills further, which is a great opportunity for me,” says Harry. “It puts a huge weight off my parents’ and mine shoulders, as I won’t have to worry about paying for my trainings, including new trainers and travelling.”

The talented player from Milton Keynes has played for five teams in his basketball career. His next big competition is in March, when he will play with the University of Worcester team as part of the British Universities & Colleges Sport tournaments.

Students can apply to the scholarship scheme at two points in the year (1st December and 1st March) for up to £1,000 towards voluntary work or activities, to pursue a particular interest, ie music or arts, or towards course-related activities.

For information on courses at the University of Worcester visit or for application enquiries telephone 01905 855111 or email

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