The Sports Leadership Project encourages students to participate in a range of group training, activities and community volunteering.
The project is built around the Sports Leadership UK framework and students who participate gain a nationally recognised qualification in leadership.
Students participate in a number of volunteer hours where they put their leadership skills into action at community sporting events.
Most of the volunteering takes part in local Primary and Secondary schools’ Festivals of Sport which typically involve 20-25 schools and around 2000 local pupils.
At these events student volunteers promote sport and its benefits such as the increased self-confidence sport is associated with.
James, a University of Bristol student who participated in the project enjoyed it because “Having picked up a long-term injury some time ago, I found that enrolling onto the Sport Leadership programme has given me a brilliant way to stay involved in sport and learn a great deal at the same time. I’ve met new faces and felt part of a team which is something I love.”
Simon, another student participant, described the project as ‘Easily the best thing I’ve done all year’
“Everything about volunteering was enjoyable; the sports I helped coach, the tutors that assisted me in doing so and the whole group atmosphere contributed to a fun filled experience” – Alexandra, student participant. If you’d like to know more about the scheme please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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