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Penwith College receives almost £40,000 to get more students active

College Sports Maker Julian Wills and Team Leader for sport Emma Adams

Students of Penwith College can look forward to better opportunities to get involved in sport thanks to £37, 623 of National Lottery investment from Sport England's Further Education Activation Fund.

The college is one of 62 projects at further education and sixth form colleges across England to benefit from £4 million of funding to help get 59,000 new students playing sport.

The funding will enable the College to build on the work of the College Sport Maker, who oversees the successful delivery of the Health, Wellbeing and Sport programme. The programme helps young people stay active during their time at the college by providing numerous activities throughout the day for students to participate in. The new funding will enable the College employ a College Sports Activator to help deliver even more regular recreational sport, as an additional student support service.

Julian Wills, College Sports Maker, said "I am delighted we have secured the Sport England funding. It will enable us to increase our sporting provision throughout Penwith College, and enable us to engage with many more young people. The expanded menu of sports opportunities will be fully inclusive and diverse to encourage all students to access the activities. I believe that the extended Health, Wellbeing and Sport programme will really support students throughout their time at Penwith College, and help them achieve their academic goals."

Sport England Chief Executive, Jennie Price, said: "Our investment in further education and sixth form colleges is vital if we are to get more young people playing sport. By investing in Penwith College we're helping to make sport more accessible, more attractive and more convenient to young people as they move on from school to college."

Penwith College are currently in the process of recruiting for the College Sports Activators role, and will have the position filled and ready to start their delivery of sports for students at the beginning of the next academic year in September.

For more information about the initiative please contact Julian Wills on julianw@truro-penwith.ac.uk or 01872 267073