Former Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) student Steven Lewis has secured a place in Team GB for the London 2012 Olympics.
The 25-year-old, who studied A Levels at NULC, secured his place in the Athletics team for the Men’s Pole Vault. Steven will be flying the flag for Stoke-on-Trent and has his sights set upon striking gold in London, hopefully breaking the British record in the process, which stands tall at 5.80m.
Karen Dobson, Principal and Chief Executive at NULC said: “We’re delighted Steven has made it in to Team GB. Everyone at the College is behind him and will be cheering him on during the Olympics.”
She continued: “As a Get Set College, the Olympics have played a huge part in college life this year. We’ve had visits from Olympic and Paralympic athletes, as well as hosting a Community Olympics family fun day and inviting children from local schools to our own Paralympic Games.”
Also joining Steven in Team GB is local athlete and fellow Pole Vaulter, Kate Dennison, who visited NULC in May providing inspirational talks to students.
NULC is a member of the London 2012 Get Set network, in recognition of its commitment to the Olympic and Paralympic Values.