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Petroc sports courses at Tarka Leisure

Petroc is thrilled to announce that as of September this year, their Sports courses will be delivered from the brand new Tarka Leisure Centre in Barnstaple. This exciting development will provide students with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, helping them to excel in their studies and achieve their goals in the sports industry.

The Tarka Leisure Centre features an impressive range of facilities that will be utilised by our students including a multi-use sports hall, a 110+ station gym, 2 fitness studios and top of the range group cycling studio.

These world-class facilities will provide Petroc students with an unparalleled learning experience, helping them to develop the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the sports industry.

To celebrate the launch of this exciting new development, Petroc will be hosting an open evening to coincide with it’s North Devon campus event, on Wednesday 18 October. Prospective Year 11 and Higher Education learners who are interested in the sports industry are invited to come and take a look at the brand new Tarka Leisure Centre and see where they will be learning. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet current students, speak to tutors, and get a feel for what life is like as a Petroc Sports student.

The partnership will also see our students and staff receive at Tarka Leisure Centre an impressive 15% discount on all inclusive flexible memberships.

Principal and CEO, Dr Sean Mackney, commented: “Petroc College is committed to providing students with the best possible learning experience, and the move to the Tarka Leisure Centre is a significant step forward in achieving this goal. Combining world-class facilities and our expert lecturers, Petroc is the perfect place for aspiring professionals in the sports industry to launch their careers.”

Head of the Sports Faculty, Mike Bazley, said: “The sports team are really excited to take our talent to the Tarka Centre. Our sports delivery also includes key sports academies including Chelsea Football, Rugby, Netball, Volleyball and Basketball, all offering our local sporting talent a fantastic coaching and match experience. It’s definitely an exciting time to be part of Sports at Petroc.”

Sandie Spratt, Contract Manager for Tarka Leisure Centre, added: “We are excited to welcome the students of Petroc to share the fantastic facilities that Tarka Leisure Centre has to offer as well as providing an opportunity to gain experience in a busy sports environment which will be invaluable to the students development, offering a real insight into the industry as well as potential employment opportunities.”

Find out more about the facilities at Tarka Leisure Centre.

Find out more about Petroc’s sports courses.


22 August 2023


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