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|Title:||Luke on the road to Rio|
|Author:||Doncaster College |
|ID & Publication:||20131011013 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Sport (Local) |
Luke Millar is a young man who knows exactly where he wants to go over the next few years. He has his sights firmly set on a degree at University Centre Doncaster and competing in Taekwondo at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.
Both are obtainable for Luke, he is ranked number two in the United Kingdom in the 54kg weight division. He has also been studying at Doncaster College for three years where he started on the sports academy programme and has now progressed to University Centre Doncaster on the foundation degree in Sports and Exercise Science.
Luke, 20, currently trains with Team Ultimate in Armthorpe, near Doncaster, and whilst competing, has achieved a number of accolades over the last few years. One of the most prestigious was the performance of the year award for 2012. He also won silver in the British Championships and in March Luke competed and won gold in the Quest 1-1 tournament. More recently in May he won silver in the Dutch Masters.
Luke wants to make a name for himself by going to and winning tournaments, however, he needs sponsorship so that he can compete in tournaments abroad to enable him to earn enough points to be selected for the Olympic squad in Rio 2016.
Luke said, ‘To ensure that I achieve enough points to get to Rio I need to be competing in a lot more tournaments abroad.’
Luke went on to say, ‘My education at Doncaster College has also aided my performance. As we have looked at units such as Analysing sports performance, sport nutrition, technical and tactical awareness and finally training, fitness and programming. They have all contributed to my success, as they have all provided a better awareness of certain elements that can affect performance.’
Academy Director of Sport, Public Services and Health and Social Care, Debby Adams said ‘It is great to see one of our former students being successful not only in their field of study but in their sporting achievements.’
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