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CLASS OF 2022: Impossible is nothing for sports graduate, Ezekiel


A graduate from the University of Wolverhampton’s shares his experience studying at the School of Sport and his success with Adidas. 

Ezekiel Agyemang was living in Bilbao, Spain before he moved to the UK with his family, at the age of 17.

After studying a HND course at Sandwell College, Ezekiel went on to study a BA (Hons) Sports Studies and Development degree at the University of Wolverhampton, following recommendations from his friends.

Ezekiel states he was very nervous when he first started University, but the support he received on his course, boosted his confidence which had led to a number of opportunities he never thought possible.

Following a successful placement with Sport 4 Life UK, Ezekiel scored a part-time football coaching role, alongside his studies.

A few months ago, Adidas visited Sport 4 Life UK as part of their content series with Common Goal to showcase how young people can find their path and strength through football.

Inspired by Ezekiel’s passion for sport, Adidas featured him in their campaign to showcase the impact he’s having on young people across Birmingham.

Ezekiel_teaserEzekiel, who is originally from Ghana, said: “It feels amazing to be graduating, if someone would have told me seven years ago when I came to the UK, that I would be graduating - I wouldn’t have believed them.

“It was a massive achievement for me to be featured in an Adidas campaign. Seeing my face on their website and on social media I was so surreal, I couldn’t believe it.

“I’m really grateful to have studied at the University of Wolverhampton. The support I’ve had has been amazing, if it wasn’t for the Uni and Sport 4 Life – I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

This week, Ezekiel graduated achieving a 2:1 and continues to coach football with Sport 4 Life UK alongside his new full-time role at Think for the Future, mentoring young people across the West Midlands.

Ezekiel added: “Sport means everything to me, I wanted to learn more about sport, and I wanted to show others the physical and mental benefit participating in sport can do. I’m proud to be doing exactly that in both my roles as a coach and a mentor and I look forward to where my love for sport will take me in the future.”

The 25-year-old aims to return to the University to study for a PGCE, to teach Physical Education.

The University’s graduation ceremonies take place at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, from Monday 5 September until Saturday 10 September 2022.

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