A STUDENT at Huddersfield University is to travel to Canada to work with professional sports people after winning a scholarship.
Third-year sports therapy student Jeanette Knowles, 24, has been awarded a student travelling scholarship by the Society of Sports Therapists.
Her essay overcame national competition to secure the £750 prize.
After she graduates Jeanette will spend three weeks at the Training Room Athletic Performance Centre in Langley, Vancouver.
She will work with players from the Vancouver Whitecaps, a top Canadian soccer team, as well as ice hockey and American football players.
Jeanette said: “I’m really excited about having the opportunity to communicate with and learn from international sports therapy professionals, something I would not have been able to do if it weren’t for the scholarship.”
Jeanette was surprised and delighted to have won the prize, which allows one student the chance to travel anywhere in the world and further their own knowledge and experience.
She said: “When I realised the competition covered the whole country I was really nervous, because you’d have to be one in a million to win and I’m not very lucky!
“I just tried to write from the heart and show how passionate I am about what I do.
“I tried to show how much I would enjoy being in Canada and how much I wanted to learn from them,
“I hope they can learn things from me too,” she added.