Sports Leadership Academy Granted To Local College

Sports Leadership Academy Granted To Local College

was officially awarded Sports Leadership Academy status at the College’s annual Sports Awards ceremony this week.

Students and staff gathered at the to celebrate the year’s successes and achievements across the spectrum of disciplines taught at the College, from , and horse riding to , pentathlon and hockey.

It was a fitting moment for , National Development Officer for Sports Leaders UK, to present the award to College Principal OBE. Mr Savage said, “’s staff go the extra mile to inspire students, support learning and community development.”

Organisations that students have volunteered their time for include: Federation of Disability Sports running , , Cross Country, Boccia and Athletic events; Boys Sunday League (refereeing, coaching and medical support); Robin Hood Marathon (marshalling); Sports makers through the County Sports Partnership and supporting students with learning difficulties.

Shaun Cook, Subject Leader for at the College, is proud of the lengths students go to in volunteering. He said, “The College not only delivers Sports Leaders UK’s awards and qualifications with high levels of success and enthusiasm, but also has a positive impact on the local community.

As a result of this award will act as a beacon of good practice to other organisations in their local area, offering a curriculum that is so much more than ‘just a sports leadership course’.”

Guests at the ceremony included players Danny Houghton and Ben Galea, owner and Vice Chairman Ehab Allam. Houghton and Galea gave a talk and Q&A about their experiences of through school, college and as professionals.

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