Jack Kelly

15 October 2015

HoW College student gets 'inline' for Team GB

Heart of Worcestershire College student Jack Kelly is pulling on his skates and preparing to get ‘inline’ for Team GB as he competes in the Europa Cup early next year.

Jack, who is currently studying Sports Science at the College, first got involved with speed skating when he visited his local track with his dad. After watching them train Jack was intrigued by the sport and decided to give it a go for himself. 

Since then Jack has joined Birmingham Roller Speed Club, training every week for the past three years. After initial falls, injuries and the possibility of quitting Jack persevered and decided to continue with the sport and has intensely trained for the past eight months, leading to his selection for Team GB.

Speaking about his recent success Jack said:

“It’s a nice feeling to know that you’re representing your country. Not many people have this opportunity so I’m really pleased that I’ve been given the chance to be a part of Team GB.

“I’m feeling really confident about the upcoming event as I know I’ve put the effort and training in. The College have been great too and are really enthusiastic about me being part of Team GB.”

The College wishes Jack all the best with his upcoming championship.

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