Matt O'Dowd

Matt O'Dowd

Matt is the Sport Work Related Learning Manager and oversees the college’s extensive elite sport programmes and the Elite Sport team. Matt has worked at Loughborough College for 15 years, working on a variety of elite sport programmes, starting as a teacher delivering on the football programmes with Derby County and Leicester City.

During his time at the college, Matt has progressed from working as a teacher through to leading a large team. During this time, the size of the provision has grown extensively, with over 20 programmes with elite sport clubs/partners and National Governing Bodies currently.

Matt was team leader for the Sport Work Related learning area that was graded Outstanding by Ofsted in the college’s last Ofsted inspection in February 2012.

Matt is a graduate of Loughborough University (PE, Sport Science and Recreation Management) and is a former international athlete in endurance events. Matt’s achievements as an athlete include competing in the Olympic Games marathon, World Athletics Championships, Commonwealth Games and 5 World Cross Country Championships for Great Britain.

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