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Greenmounts Adam goes from Euro Gold to World Final

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Greenmount Horticulture graduate, Adam Ferguson, has secured one of only two places on the UK Team that will compete in the final of the WorldSkills Landscape Gardening Competition in Abu Dhabi in October. Adam and his teammate Will Burberry became the first UK team to win a Gold Medal at the Euroskills Finals in Gothenburg, Sweden, last December. But he still had to win his place in the World finals when he competed in the recent team selection event in Manchester.

“I’m delighted to have secured a place on the national team after two years of hard training and competing – but it’s been worth it,” said Adam.

“Success in WorldSkills has brought many opportunities my way including boosting my confidence and helping to build a great CV. In 2016 I was part of the team who constructed a triple Gold Medal winning show garden for Bloom in the Park in Dublin and was also invited to represent CAFRE at the RHS Industry Breakfast at Chelsea Flower Show. The Euroskills event was amazing but now the focus is on the rigorous training for Abu Dhabi.”

Paul Mooney, Head of Horticulture Branch at Greenmount, said: “Adam has excelled on our Horticulture courses, graduating with Extended Diploma then his Foundation Degree with Distinction. He has certainly earned his place on the Team, having competed in regional, national and international competitions to be selected for the Final in Abu Dhabi. He is an inspiration to fellow students and a great ambassador for CAFRE. We wish him every success.”

The WorldSkills finals are held every two years when over a thousand competitors, from more than 70 countries, gather for four days of competition. They cover some 35 different skill areas, ranging from engineering and construction through to creative arts and hospitality. Greenmount horticulturalists have had an amazing track record of success with a graduate reaching all four World finals in the last eight years.

Source: CAFRE - Greenmounts Adam goes from Euro Gold to World Final

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