Paralympic medallist appointed Patron of QAC

Mikail Huggins, former guide runner for Paralympic sprinter Libby Clegg, has accepted our invitation to become Patron of the College. 

Mikail has been working with our students in a variety of ways over the last year, and governors at the college saw the impact and benefit this had on students. Using his experience in athletics, and his role as Mentor with The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, Mikail was able to engage and inspire many of the students, some of whom showed little interest in their studies and/or sport.

QAC Patron Mikail speaking to students

Chris Bradshaw, Chair of QAC Governors, says “the way Mikail is able to connect with our students is amazing; he has time for each and every one, which means a lot to them. He has so much to give students, and QAC as an organisation; it is a pleasure to have him join our team!”

QAC Principal Hugh Williams, QAC Chair of Governors Chris Bradshaw and QAC Patron Mikail Huggins posing for photo

Mikail, who recently visited the college for his official ‘acceptance’ into the role, commented “it is great to be part of QAC and share my passion for sport with the students; they really are amazing in everything they do! Being asked to be Patron is an absolute honour, and something I’m really excited about.”

Mikail and QAC Student pose for photo with Mikail's Paralympic Silver Medal

Although no longer guide running, Mikail is still heavily involved in his athletic routes, coaching for Welsh Athletics and Team GB and working with local schools, clubs and individuals.