SPORT students at Barnsley College had the chance to hear from a number of guest speakers - including a football freestyler - as part of their industry week.

The talks offered students the chance to hear about potential careers within the sector, whilst also developing the skills they need for higher education and employment.

One of the main activities of the week was held by award-winning football freestyler Richard Braithwaite - also known as Mr Silky Skills.

Richard has featured on a variety of TV programmes including Sky Sports and the BBC.

He said: “Football is a sport that breeds tension and rivalry, however through freestyling we bring young people together to enjoy the sport without the negativity.

“I enjoyed sharing my story of going from youth worker to a renowned freestyler.

“I hope I have inspired the students to follow their dreams and ambitions.”

Julia Davies, who organised the sessions at the college, added: “It was great to have guests talking to our students, inspiring their early career journeys and providing a real opportunity to enrich their skills and knowledge.

“We are working with employers to lead the economic recovery and meet their needs both now and for future roles, by providing students and adults with the skills to succeed.”