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Meet the Nottingham man who helps 1000’s of students through sport

Fri 3rd May 2019

by Nottingham College

It’s been well-documented that sport and exercise can not only do wonders for our physical health, but also boost self-esteem, improve sleep, and generally make us feel better about ourselves. One person who feels passionate about this is 33-year-old Will Thompson from Top Valley.

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“I can honestly say that I love getting up in the morning and coming to work. The students really are what make your job.”

Will Thompson

“I’m passionate about participating in sport and so I like inspiring them to do something that has such great benefits!”


“Will has been a great role model for me personally, as he’s got such dedication and commitment. Although I’ve now taken on some of the AoC Sport work for the College, Will continues to be heavily involved, supporting all the regional team players and staff on a personal as well as professional level.”

Abbi Bladon

Will and Abbi Baldon

“Will encouraged me to apply for the course, even though I felt I wouldn’t be good enough. He gave me the courage and belief that I could, and now I excel on my course. I will never be able to thank Will enough for the time and effort he has given in order to make my time at the College memorable and diverse.”

Jessica Widdowson

Jessica Widdowson

“SThe Wellbeing team are here to ensure our students get the most out of their wider College experience. Over the years Will has helped so many students to boost their physical and mental health by taking part in sport. We're really proud of him for winning this national award.”

Laura Archer, Wellbeing Manager at Nottingham College, Will’s line manager

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