Kent and England Cricketer opens Dover College’s strength and conditioning suite

02 Nov 2017

James Tredwell, England International and Kent cricketer has opened the newly renovated strength and conditioning suite at Dover College.
The suite – which features state-of-the-art functional fitness equipment – was renovated with the help of monies raised by the Friends of Dover, a charitable organisation which exists to further the education of pupils of Dover College.
The suite will be used by all children in the school but particularly those pupils who are part of the school’s sports teams or studying BTEC Sport as part of the College’s academic programme. Looking to the future, all Key Stage 3 pupils are already undergoing an 8 week block of functional circuit training in their PE lessons. This will start to equip them with the skills and knowledge to train safely and effectively on a more independent basis as they move up into their senior years.
Tom Butt is Dover College’s Director of Sports. He says: “Through regular sessions in this new facility, we are teaching our pupils to understand the importance of proper strength and conditioning and the part it plays in their overall sporting and athletic performance. To have James visit Dover College and officially open the suite was a highlight for our pupils and reiterates that sport provision sits high on the Dover College agenda.”