A Sports Leadership Academy designed to develop a young workforce and enable young people to gain employment or volunteer in local clubs and schools has reached 500 pupils since it began in 2016. The Active Schools Sports Leadership Academy sees pupils from across Dundee enhance their leadership skills and experience through the Active Schools Sports Leadership Academy.
Pupils are taking part in the five-day programme this week to help them gain sports coaching and physical activity awards. The project is run in partnership with Dundee & Angus College. Over 160 young people signed up this year with every secondary school across the city represented.
This years programme builds on the success of previous years with an emphasis on how being a sports leader and volunteer helps to develop skills for learning, life and work. The participants have the opportunity to learn and develop coaching and officiating skills through a range of national governing body awards such as Badminton, First Aid, Dance Leaders and many more.
James Fenna, Active Schools Manager at Leisure & Culture Dundee said
“This programme has been going from strength-to-strength over the last three years and I am pleased to see it returning with such a strong uptake from young people across the area. This project not only serves to introduce young people to a possible career in sport coaching, but it also demonstrates the benefits of volunteering and how rewarding that can be for someone who gets involved.“
The course runs Monday 3rd June to Friday 7th June 10-4pm at D&A College, Gardyne Campus.