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Sport student is 12th man at Gillingham Football Club match

A MidKent College Sport student was awarded the opportunity to be the “12th Man” at the Gillingham Football Club match against Blackpool on 21 April. Level 2 Sport student Edward Adriano was nominated by his tutors due to his enthusiasm and commitment to his studies.

Mark Lampard, head of department for Sport and Public Services, said “Edward is a model student that is willing to go out of his way to help others. He has excelled in work experience completing this ahead of time and proactively shares his passion for sport with others.”

Edward enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour of Priestfields Stadium including the prestigious Legends Lounge and VIP area. He also had the fantastic opportunity to meet GFC manager Steve Lovell as well as seats to view the nail-biting match in the Medway stand.

His lecturer Kirsty Woods furthered Mark’s comments, “Ed also has excellent attendance and punctuality, representing the College as a Student Ambassador. He is also a Medway Youth Games Junior Ambassador Volunteer, and is a really proactive student.”

Edward chose to study Sport at the College due to his love of the subject when he was younger. His next step is to progress to the Level 3 in Sport at the College, before university where he is hoping to study Sport Science. Although a big American football fan, Edward definitely enjoyed his time at Gillingham Football Club.

As part of his day, Edward received a souvenir programme and personalised shirt with “Adriano” on the reverse.


MidKent College offers Sport study programmes at both its Medway and Maidstone campuses with students studying topics including nutrition, anatomy and coaching. To find out more click here.