Tyrone Mings awarded honorary Doctorate

Bath City Football Club delighted to celebrate the Success of England international footballer Tyrone Mings as he is awarded an honorary doctorate by Bath Spa University

Bath City Football Club (Bath City FC) was honoured to be formally invited to the celebration as Bath Spa University awarded an honorary doctorate of education to Tyrone Mings. The ceremony took place at the University’s Newton Park campus on Wednesday 24 November and was attended by representatives of Bath City’s Football Team, Board, and Foundation along with members of Mr Mings’ family.

Tyrone Mings is a brilliant defender and Captain of Premier League side Aston Villa as well as representing England on the international football stage. He was born and raised in Bath and is a highly respected and inspirational figure in the local community.

Tyrone’s father, Adie Mings played for Bath City FC as a striker from 1990 to 1996, scoring 36 goals in 195 appearances.

Professor Sue Rigby, Vice-Chancellor of Bath Spa University nominated Mr Mings for this award and said: “I am thrilled to be able to confer the award of Honorary Doctor of Education to Tyrone Mings. His determination, motivation and success is an inspiration to our students, the local community and any young person who strives to be the best they can be.”

“He had a difficult route to the top of his profession, not least being released from a premier league academy at the age of 16. He did not however let this set him back or dissuade him from achieving his goal.”

“Tyrone Mings is an example of never giving up, continuing to work hard and doing things your own way when no other way is presented to you. He is an outstanding and inspiring individual and I heartily welcome him to the Bath Spa University community.”

During the graduation celebration event, guests were invited to ask questions and discuss with Mr Mings the factors that contributed to his success. Guests also heard about the various initiatives he is involved with to encourage younger generations, including his youth football academies in Bristol. After the graduation event Mr Mings spent some time at the University meeting members of Bath City FC, students, local community members and youth football players.