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Andre John-Baptiste

Posted 4th October

Andre demonstrates sporting excellence

Hackney Community College Sports student Andre John-Baptiste became one of the first in the UK to achieve the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence – a specialist sports course for young athletes.

The 18 year old, from Leyton, successfully completed the two year course in his chosen sport discipline – basketball.

Andre who is a member of HCC’s hugely successful Basketball Academy has set his sights on attending junior college in America next year and is working very hard to achieve his dream.

He admits that juggling his studies, his basketball training and a part-time job can be very demanding but he is determined to succeed.

He said: “I push myself 110% to make sure I achieve my goals and I’m happy with my accomplishment so far. I am really enjoying my time at Hackney Community College and have learnt so much along the way in terms of sport discipline.”