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Big leap forward for young Sports Leaders in Cornwall

Big leap forward for young Sports Leaders in Cornwall

Last month nearly 40 Cornish sports professionals and volunteers received national training to help young people progress their way to future careers in sport and leadership.

On March 31, Cornwall Sports Partnership (CSP) delivered a Sports Leaders UK (SLUK) Tutor Training day at the Dracaena Centre in Falmouth for 38 PE teachers and community project workers; to become accredited Sports Leader Tutors.

Previously only accessible elsewhere in the country, it is a big step forward for sport in Cornwall that so many Cornish people were able to access such highly regarded training within the county.

Jackie Lawrence, Leadership & Volunteering Development Officer at the CSP, explains: "With previous SLUK Tutor Training only being delivered out of county at National Training days, this has previously meant that many of our partners could not always make the long journey, or found it too expensive to attend. As a vital tool for tutors to support our budding sports students develop their studies and career paths, we have worked really hard here at the Cornwall Sports Partnership to ensure that our partners have been able to access this training locally.

"With us organising the day, and receiving major support from the SLUK Foundation Manager, the SLUK Community Training Officer and staff at the Dracaena Centre in Falmouth, the day was a brilliant success and definitely demonstrates that when organisations work together great things can be achieved!" 

Paul Roberts, Foundation Manager at SLUK, comments: "The CSP staff are steering a proactive, co-ordinated approach across the whole of the county for Sports Leadership. They are adding great value to the experience of Sports Leaders in Cornwall by supporting centres to provide quality, exciting and sustainable exit routes to Clubs, National Governing Bodies of Sport, Community groups and many more."

With the successful event receiving such a high level of interest, there are many people being held on a waiting list for future Training Days. The Cornwall Sports Partnership is currently in the process of organising additional training events, so if you would be keen to attend or would like further information about Sports Leadership, please contact Jackie Lawrence at the Cornwall Sports Partnership on 01872 323336 / jlawrence@cornwall.gov.uk