NTU students are coaching the sports stars of the future

NTU students have delivered almost 1,000 hours of sports coaching in schools across Nottingham so far this academic year. The students have been sharing their skills and passion for sport to encourage young people to take part in physical activity.

As part of the NTU Sports Volunteering Programme, over fifty students have been voluntarily coaching a variety of sports sessions in schools across Nottingham with activities ranging from Ultimate Frisbee to Netball. With the initial demand from schools being much higher than expected (twenty two schools in total requested support from volunteer coaches), NTU students have risen to the challenge. It's been fantastic to see students from both sports clubs and sport related degree courses come forward to meet the requests of all interested schools.

A highlight of the programme is the commitment of the NTU Dodgeball club who have developed an afterschool club at Hadden Park High School. This has been very popular with the pupils and frequently sees attendance of 40+ children. The club has gone from strength to strength and the NTU volunteers were proud to travel with the pupils to the regional School Sport Dodgeball Tournament to support them as they picked up the gold medal.

Other sports have also been hugely popular in school including Lacrosse where (in partnership with England Lacrosse) NTU sports volunteers have been coaching in three schools. They have successfully introduced over seventy children to a new, fun and challenging sport.

The Volunteering Team at SCCO are immensely proud of the Sports Volunteering Programme, which would have been impossible without the commitment and dedication of the sports volunteers who deserve a round of applause for their hard work. If your school would like to benefit from the support of volunteer coaches to encourage pupils to engage with sport, please email us for more information.

NTU students are coaching the sports stars of the future

Published on 2 April 2014
  • Category: School of Science and Technology

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