Sport England Funding helps students represent College in regional Tournament
For the first time students from both Penwith and Truro campuses competed in the 'Association of Colleges Sport' Regional Trampolining Championships, which took place in Somerset in early December. The Truro and Penwith College team consisted of students from several different areas of study. Many of the students were coached by the College Sports Maker, as part of the Health, Wellbeing and Sport programme. It was all made possible by funding that was secured from Sport England for new trampoline equipment in the summer of 2014. This enabled the College to purchase a new trampoline and safety mats, and provide access to regular trampoline sessions at both College sites.
For many this was the first time they had ever competed in a trampoline competition, but despite some nerves, all the students performed extremely well. Ciaran Rutherfurd delivered two exceptional routines and qualified for the 'Association of Colleges Sport' National Championships, which will take place early next year.
The Health, Wellbeing and Sport programme has been supporting the development of the students at both Truro and Penwith, by providing a number of drop-in trampolining sessions each week. The sessions that take place during lunchtimes are open to all students, regardless of ability. For many the trampolining sessions are a functional activity, focusing on staying healthy and fit. However, some attending the sessions were inspired by this opportunity to experience the competitive element of the sport.
Julian Wills, College Sports Maker said "I am delighted that we have enabled a number of young students to experience competitive sport at a Regional level for the first time. They represented the College extremely well, and should be proud of their efforts."
The Truro and Penwith College team included; Dan Clemence (Public Services), Rebecca Langer (Health and Social Care), Ciaran Rutherfurd (A'Levels) and Adele Conn (A'Levels).