Lily Matthias BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam University

Lily Matthias
I was really impressed by the sports facilities

Achieved: Triple Distinction Star (D* D* D*)

Three-time British Solo Ice Dance Champion Lily has been offered a scholarship on the Performance Athlete Support Programme to study Sport and Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam University. 

She said: “I’m really excited to be going to Sheffield Hallam University to study Sport and Exercise Science. At the moment I am transitioning from solo Ice Dance to Ice Dance, with a partner, so I will be taking a year to train and will hopefully be competing in August 2023.  

“I came to Blackburn College originally to sit my GCSE Maths and English after being home schooled. I was really impressed by the sports facilities and enjoyed being able to learn a wide variety of topics within sport, not just focusing on one aspect or career path.    

“During the course I have been able to undertake work experience coaching younger skaters which has been really helpful in making my decision as to what course I wanted to study at university.   

“I have had the best tutors, every single one of them has gone above and beyond. They have supported me not only with my course, but also my skating outside of college.”