Dan Morgan

About you and background 

My name is Daniel James Morgan; I am 22 years of age. I live in Newbridge, Gwent. Over the past years I have been to America to coach soccer to children with a company called Challenger Sports. 

What course did you study at Coleg y Cymoedd?

The course I studied within Coleg y Cymoedd was BTEC Level 2 First Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport. 

What made you decide to study at Coleg y Cymoedd? 

I decided to study at Coleg y Cymoedd because they have the best sports department of all the colleges near where I live. 

Why did you choose to study this course?

I studied Sport within college because it is something I have always been interested in, I play football and rugby within my spare time and this contributed to my course. 

What are the benefits of studying at Coleg y Cymoedd?

The benefits of studying at the college are that the tutors are of high quality and will help assist in every way they possibly can. Additionally, they provide a wide range of extra activities to help us develop. For example Challenger Sports, allowed me to coach football across America (including Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Texas) where I gained invaluable work and life experience and met some family and people that will be lifelong friends.

What do you intend to do next?

I intend to continue playing sports within my spare time as well as going back to America within the next year to coach soccer for a 9 month period and then permanently. 

How is the course helping you achieve your ambitions?

The course has given me opportunities I never thought I’d have, it has allowed me to expand my area of knowledge within sport and become a better person. All this was done with the full support and backing of my college tutors. 

How will studying impact on your life?

Studying further education will impact your life in a number of ways, it will allow you to better yourself as a person and develop more skills from communication to confidence, it has helped me to get better qualifications and provided me with opportunities and experiences all around the world. 

Would you recommend this college and this course to others?

I would 100% recommend this college and the course to others, the college is state of the art with new facilities available to students and fantastic staff. The course is excellent with a lot of different information from the practical and intellectual aspects. 

Your tutor Neil Smothers said: 

Dan is a prime example of a learner that flourished in the right environment that we provide at the Coleg y Cymoedd. He progressed well and worked hard to achieve both his Level 2 and Level 3 BTEC in sport but also used the wider skills that he learnt at the College in an inspirational way. He is a past learner that all of the staff are very proud of and made the most of the opportunities provided to him by the College. This has allowed him to go out and coach football (soccer) for numerous summers in the USA (in a number of different states) and culminated in Dan being offered a 9 month contract to live and coach football to players of all ages and abilities in Denver, Colarado, a truly life changing experience. 

Dan Morgan


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