The Community Sport Coaching project aims to develop the skills of our students through a supported programme of training incorporating a National Governing Body of Sport qualification, additional accredited training and delivery opportunities in the local community. Through participating in this programme students will develop employability and life skills which will assist them in their studies as well as life beyond university.
The funding received from the Annual Fund to support the QMSU Community Sport Coaching Project has so far helped to train 30 student sports coaches (22 with Level 1 qualifications, 8 with Level 2). Sports where coaches have been trained include Football, Basketball, Handball, Netball, Archery, Tennis and Volleyball.
Following completion of their coaching course, students have either been placed with a local community organisation to support their activities or set-up new sports activities in the local community. As of 29th January 2014, QMUL students have completed a total of 93 hours of community sports delivery in Tower Hamlets and East London. This is expected to increase significantly over the course of the next semester with additional placements set-up and the majority of coaches now trained.
Particular successes have included a new Women’s Football programme being run by our coaches based in Bethnal Green and a strong partnership with Tower Hamlets Tennis where we have supplied a number of coaches to help them in delivering their community tennis programme.
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