Student Focus - Brodie Murray NC Sport and Fitness
Friday, 9 February 2018
With the Winter Olympics currently taking place, competitive snow sports are the talk of the sporting world, including here at NESCol, where member of the British Nordic Youth Ski Team and future Olympic hopeful Brodie Murray is studying NC Sport & Fitness.
Brodie, 18, was first introduced to cross country skiing at the age of 5 at the Huntly Nordic Outdoor Centre, where he now works as an assistant and ski instructor. He has been competing in the sport ever since.
Brodie has competed all over the world in countries like Sweden, Switzerland, Norway and Germany, but the highlight of his career to date has been representing Team GB at the 2017 European Youth Olympics.
That taste of the Olympic experience has him setting his sights on a big future. He said:
“Obviously, competing in the Winter Olympics is my main goal – whether that’s in Beijing in 2022 or later. I’ll have to work ridiculously hard, but it would be worth it.”
Alongside his competitive skiing, Brodie is a snowsport ambassador for Snowsport England; is a member of the Young People’s Sports Panel Scotland; and writes a snowsport blog, which has been named Trespass’ Snowsports Blog of the Year for two consecutive years.
Yet the busy man still has time to complete his college work. He said:
“The lecturers are really supportive of me competing, and they make sure I keep up-to-date with College work while I’m away at competitions.
“I’m currently studying my NC at the College and I’ve applied to do an HNC in Fitness, Health & Exercise. The course is a really good way to learn about sport and all the different avenues you could go into for work. It’s given me a really well rounded view of the sports industry.”
You can keep up with Brodie’s career progress and read his blog at www.brodiemurray.com