Horsham Collyer’s sports stars heading for the USA

Maya Le Rossignol with Jonathan Ilori
Maya Le Rossignol with Jonathan Ilori

Collyer’s students Natasha Corkerton-Purchas and Maya Le Rossignol have signed up to sports scholarships at two of the top universities in the United States.

The signing took place in the college’s sports hall, with agent Jonathan Ilori from Righttrack Sports Consultancy, who has been directly involved with both recruitments.

Natasha Corkerton-Purchas with Jonathan Ilori

Natasha Corkerton-Purchas with Jonathan Ilori

Natasha and Maya were directed to the most suitable universities and guided through the strenuous application process, the college said.

As a result Maya has secured a place at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, while Natasha will join the University of Texas, San Antonio.

Collyer’s head of sports academy John Burroughs said: “Amazing! We could not be prouder of these talented and hard-working students!

“These opportunities are absolute gold-dust! Well done to Natasha and Maya, and massive thanks to the coaches here for helping them on their journey!”

Natasha and Maya will be travelling out to the United States in August, with Maya taking a Double Major in Psychology and Theatre, while playing division 1 rugby. Natasha is taking a Sports Science Degree to accompany an athletics scholarship, where she will specialise in Pole Vault.

John Burroughs added: “Maya has ambitions to work on therapies for children with disabilities, and Natasha hopes this opportunity will lead to a professional career as an athlete, with ambitions to go all the way to the Olympics.

“Having developed our sports academy at Collyer’s over the last few years, we are proud to be able to support these opportunities for our talented sports students to go on and continue their development in places like the United States for their higher education.”

Collyer’s principal Sally Bromley said: “Congratulations to Natasha and Maya. They are hugely talented athletes and an absolute credit to Collyer’s. We wish them every success on their scholarships in the United States.”

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