On Wednesday 5 June 2019, Leyton Orient Trust College Study Programme held an awards ceremony at The Breyer Group stadium, the home of Leyton Orient Football Club. The event recognised and rewarded the outstanding achievements of learners throughout the year, in particular, to celebrate the success of the college football team. The College Study Programme is delivered in partnership with Waltham Forest College.
The event celebrated learners from BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure; NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport; BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport; and BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport.
In attendance was Martin Ling, Director of Football, Leyton Orient Football Club; Ross Embleton, Assistant Coach, Leyton Orient Football Club; Neil Taylor, Chief Executive, Leyton Orient Trust; Hafiz Haque, Lead Development Coach, Leyton Orient Trust; Steve Embleton, Development Coach, Leyton Orient Football Club; Trevor Duberry, Head of Neighbourhoods, Leyton Orient Trust; alongside Leyton Orient Trust teachers, Joshua Seal, Chris Middlemas, Alex Leslie and Lloyd Boateng.
The Leyton Orient Trust College 1st team won the Association of Colleges (AoC) London Men's League Invitation A-League. Players were presented with medals for their achievement by Martin Ling. Award winners included:
- Learner Voice Award - Alecsandru, Ben and Alfie
- Jack Petchey Achievement Award - John, Eugene
- Players’ Player of the Season – Samuel
- Most Improved Players of the Season – Ousmany and Shakim
- Player of the Season – Drey
- Coaches Choice Award - Bruno
Hafiz, Lead Development Coach, Leyton Orient Trust said: “It was a great occasion to celebrate the students’ fantastic achievement throughout the season - on the pitch and in the classroom. Winning the AoC, English College Regional League, a first for the College Study Programme, is a great testament to the all the players, the coaching team and the teachers. We hope the awards ceremony inspired and motivated the students to make that last push towards the end of the academic year.”