Penwith College Community Football Club created from lunchtime kick-about
A new community football club has been created at Penwith College as part of a joint initiative between the Health, Wellbeing and Sport Team and the Construction, Automotive and Engineering department. The newly formed team Penwith College Community FC will play in the Cornwall Football Association under 21's league.
The project started over 2 years ago when Sportivate funding was secured by the Health, Wellbeing and Sport programme to support the delivery of lunchtime drop-in football sessions targeting Construction, Automotive and Engineering students at Penwith College. Over the next 24 months the students demand to continue to play sport regularly increased with them asking to develop a team of their own to play in the local community on a regular basis.
With the support of the College lecturers John Pearce and Mick Jackson, the Cornwall FA and Director of Penwith College Martin Tucker, the project has continued to develop, leading to the creation of the new team that will start playing in the league in September 2015.
Julian Wills, College Sports Maker, said "The Health, Wellbeing and Sport programme has been established to provide quality enrichment opportunities for our students and promote a culture of physically activity. I am delighted with the success of this project, which has seen the creation of regular sporting opportunities for young people. I would like to thank all those who have helped support the initiative, and made the students wishes become a reality."