March 1, 2016

Oxford Energy Academy’s Apprentices score £500 for Sobell House

IMG_3471Plumbing and Heating and Gas Apprentices from Oxford Energy Academy, based in Witney, held a football tournament at Tilsley Park and raised £500 for Sobell House Hospice.

The tournament was organised by Oxford Energy Academy tutor, Jake Lynch and saw eight teams compete in the first annual Oxford Energy Academy Charity Shield competition held during January and February. The shield was won by a team of Level 3 learners “Bill’s Beasts” who beat their rivals “Team Flux” in the final 4-2. The Shield was presented by Lindsay a representative from Sobell House. Jack Ray of Thompson Heating & Plumbing, playing for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Skrtel’s”, won “Goal of the Tournament” with an amazing volley from within his own half. Troy Lupton-Smith of Abel Plumbing achieved the “Goal-keeper of the tournament” with a number of fantastic saves during the tournament.

All the competitors are studying for either a Level 2 or Level 3 NVQ in Heating & Plumbing (inc. gas), they spend one day per week at Oxford Energy Academy in their purpose built apprentice training centre and four days a week working for an employer within the industry.

All the money raised from the event has been donated to Sobell House Hospice (Charity Number 1118646) who provide specialist palliative care to adults and their families in Oxfordshire. Thank you to everybody who took part including Tilsley Park who provided the facilities and the employers who allowed their apprentices to take part.