Darlington College is exploring opportunities to create a new boxing academy in conjunction with the Martin Gray Academy.
The proposed course, which is subject to validation, would give School leavers and prospective students the chance to gain a qualification which is equivalent to 3 A-Levels.
The college already runs a successful BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport course with the unique Martin Gray Football Academy base in the Eastbourne Sports Complex.
Academic studies are delivered at the college campus in Haughton Road , while students enjoy fantastic facilities at Eastbourne.
College Principal Tim Grant said the college was always looking at new ways of opening up academic and sporting opportunities to young people.
“The programme we have run with the Martin Gray Academy has proved both popular and successful, and has helped young men and women improve their football ability as well as improving their education and career prospects.
“Given the recent success of World Champion boxer Stuart Hall, we have had a lot of interest in the sport and we are exploring the idea of a boxing academy,” he said.
Martin Gray said, “We are delighted to work with Stuart Hall and Darlington College to provide this unique course which will not only teach boys and girls the art of boxing and the critical academic pursuits but will also instil the discipline and fitness regimes that are essential in the boxing and fitness worlds”