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New College Sports Activator appointed at Penwith College thanks to almost £40,000 Sport England funding

(L) Mark Stevens & Julian Wills (R)

22 year old ex-Truro and Penwith College student, Mark Stevens, has been appointed as the Penwith College Sports Activator thanks to £38,000 funding from Sport England. Mark will be based at the Penwith College and joins the successful Health, Wellbeing and Sport team. Mark recently completed his degree in Sports Coaching Science with Disability Sport at The University of Worcester and is looking forward to helping develop the enrichment programme designed to engage students in regular physical activity

The College has always been committed to providing an environment where students can grow and develop, and the Health, Wellbeing and Sport programme enables students to access regular high quality recreational sport and physical activity as an additional enrichment service. 

Mark said: "I am thrilled to be given such an exciting job opportunity. Working for the College and specifically within the Health, Wellbeing and Sport programme will be amazing".
"Sport and Physical activity can play a massive part in young peoples lives, and giving the students a wealth of opportunities to access sport and physical activity throughout their time at the College is hugely important".

Throughout the last 18 months Truro and Penwith College have provided their students with a variety of different sporting opportunities across both campuses. Mark's main goal will be to provide even more opportunities for the students, by giving them a menu of drop-in activities that they can attend for free. These activities will include trampolining drop-in sessions, kick-about football sessions, basketball sessions, pre-college gym sessions, and female-only fitness classes.

College Sports Maker, Julian Wills, added "We are delighted that Mark has joined the team. He is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and will bring some great new ideas of how best to engage with young people."

Truro & Penwith College