Posted on 19th June 2018 at 12:47
The award for Onside Education Scholar of the Year was personally selected by our Education Manager Richard Lepori, who has overseen the progress and development of learners across all of our partner academies throughout the UK and through his regular visits to each academy is perfectly qualified to select a student overall who merits the recognition of this award.
This year the winner was 1st Year student at Manchester International Football Academy - Mohammed Munye.
(pictured below receiving his certificate from Richard).
Here is what Mohammed had to say in his own words after receiving his trophy-
"The year has been exciting, it’s been great to come to MIFA and be with everyone as a team. The tutors have been really amazing, and so has Rich and the other Onside staff members, I have felt supported and encouraged the whole time- you can have a chat with them and a laugh as well as the serious side, everyone has just been so friendly and it has really helped me to grow and develop as a person. Everything I have achieved so far is thanks to Ben, Junaid, Jay and Rich and I am very grateful. Before coming to MIFA I used to be very shy and I didn’t have much confidence, but now 1 year on I am A different person- I enjoy speaking to everyone and I feel more confident in myself and I believe more in myself.
With this award I am shocked, happy and excited all at the same time! I’m just very grateful. I’ve never received anything like this before so the trophy will have a very special place at home, and in my heart.”