Sport student set for SCRAM degree

3rd June 2021

A Sport student from Stratford-upon-Avon College will be progressing to Cardiff Metropolitan University in September to study a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage (SCRAM).

Student looking at camera at Stratford-Upon-Avon College
Gabriella is looking forward to moving to Cardiff and starting her University degree

Gabriella Moore, 17 from Evesham, was introduced to Stratford-upon-Avon College by friends. Aware that a Sixth Form atmosphere was not the ideal setting for her, Gabriella chose to study Sport at Stratford. Not once has she regretted her decision: “This course has empowered me. I always felt I wasn’t smart but studying Sport at Stratford and completing all the assignments has made me realise that’s simply not true. My passion in sport drives me and I feel much more prepared for university than my friends at Sixth Form do because of the independence, freedom, and practise in producing essays that I have had.”

Initially Gabriella aimed to study Physiotherapy, but discussions with her lecturer Amanda helped her realise her dream career would be much more achievable if she were to study SCRAM at University. She comments: “My talks with Amanda about my next steps were invaluable. She has such a rich portfolio and seeking her advice allowed me to explore the many avenues that were available to me.”

Born to an English Dad and Welsh Mum, Gabriella was raised in a highly competitive environment and one where Rugby was central: “I am obsessed with the Welsh Rugby team, everyone in the family is except Dad – you can guess which Rugby team he supports!”

Speaking about her time at the College, Gabriella remarks: “Everyone on the course has been great and there are an equal number of girls here than boys. What I love about the College is how everyone respects you and includes you. You never feel singled out.”

Gabriella’s coaching skills were recently assessed by tutor Enrique Cárdenas

Gabriella’s advice to students thinking about studying Sport is: “Do it. And when you go into the course, be dedicated. Don’t ever be scared to compete with the boys. The atmosphere here is comfortable and you will feel empowered.”

Having attended a virtual open day tour and currently a part of a big university group chat, Gabriella is keen and ready to start her journey in Cardiff – with the long-term goal of being a Physio for the Welsh Rugby team.

Find out more about the College’s Sport courses: Sport courses