BRSCC PARTNERS WITH MINERVA’S VIRTUAL ACADEMY
The British Racing & Sports Car Club is pleased to announce a new partnership with Minerva’s Virtual Academy for the 2024 season and beyond.
Minerva’s Virtual Academy is an award-winning affordable and accessible online independent school for 11 to 18 year olds, providing an education which has proven vital for young professional and elite athletes who wish to keep up their academic studies while pursuing their sporting goals and ambitions. Minerva’s has already made waves in the world of professional motorsport with many students enrolling from the world of karting and esteemed junior race series such as the Ginetta Junior Championship and the F4 British Championship in association with Motorsport UK.
The award-winning school was created in 2021, and already supports 500 students worldwide with an accessible and flexible education. This can be through participating in live lessons or watching lessons back, flexible independent study times and weekly mentoring. As well as their academic and pastoral mentoring students receive access to termly sports mentoring by former professional athletes and fortnightly group sports psychology Bolstering with a global community of athletes from a variety of different sporting backgrounds, the school presents the perfect opportunity for young athletes to connect and work together.
This new partnership will be of particular interest to the BRSCC’s roster of junior drivers racing within its rapidly growing Fiesta Junior Championship. With drivers aged 14-17 years old participating within the championship, Minerva’s Virtual Academy will help to provide them with all of the tools they need to continue their education whilst also dedicating themselves to competing in the Fiesta Junior paddock in 2024 and beyond. The 2024 FJC season is already shaping up to be the most popular and best supported in its history, off the back of a successful 2023 that saw no less than 35 young drivers participate over the course of the year.
BRSCC Partnerships Coordinator Jeremy Crook said of the new agreement, “The BRSCC recognises the importance of our young drivers maintaining and succeeding in their educational studies alongside developing their racing careers. This new Club partnership with Minerva’s Virtual Academy will deliver a valuable opportunity for all of our junior drivers to maximise both of these aspects.”
Minerva’s Virtual Academy Elite Athlete Education Officer said “We’re delighted to be partnering with the BRSCC to support young drivers with an education that flexes around their racing and testing commitments. We have already seen that there is a great need for flexibility in the world of junior motorsport and we’re delighted that this partnership will allow us to continue raising awareness across different disciplines in the sport.
To find out more about Minerva’s Virtual Academy and its revolutionary dedicated online schooling for young athletes, visit their website at https://www.minervavirtual.com/mva-for/sport or book a Discovery Call with their admissions team here.