Silver is the Colour of Success for Third Year Sports Student

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A third year sports student at the University of Worcester took two Silver medals at only her second international karate event.

Amy Stringer, who is receiving support from the University’s athlete mentor programme, represented England at the tournament in Carlow, Ireland, taking Silver in team and junior fighting, as well as fourth place in kata and fourth place in seniors fighting.

It was the second time Amy, from Sutton Coldfield, has competed at an international event.

“I was so pleased to come away with two Silvers,” said the 20-year-old. “It was quite an achievement for me, particularly as I’m now in the final year of my degree so there’s a lot of pressure juggling academic studies with training.”

Amy, a former student at Fairfax Sixth Form, is in the final year of her degree in Physical Education and Sports Coaching Science at the University of Worcester, where she is a Silver level scholar on the University’s Sports Scholarship programme for elite athletes. As well as financial assistance, the scholarship gives Amy access to individual Strength & Conditioning sessions, fitness testing, sports therapy, nutrition & lifestyle workshops, and High Performance Student Athlete Mentors.

“The scheme has given me so much more opportunity to get fit and access specialist training and advice,” she said. “That’s been really crucial for me as I have found it difficult to get back to my club to train as often as I should.”

Amy is hoping to complete a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) or undertake a studentship at the University once she has completed her undergraduate degree, with the long-term aim of becoming a PE teacher.

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