Truro & Penwith Activators train to become Wheelchair Basketball Coaches
Volunteer Activators from the Truro and Penwith College 'Health, Welllbeing and Sport' team have recently undertaken training to become wheelchair basketball coaches, to help develop disabled sport opportunities across Cornwall. The two day training course took place at Truro College and was delivered in partnership with Wheelchair Basketball GB and the Cornwall Sports Partnership.
The training forms part of the coach education programme offered to students at the College who give up their time for free to help provide sports opportunities for students, delivered through the Health, Wellbeing and Sport initiative. Currently there are over 15 volunteers delivering regular free activity for students throughout the day, providing regular opportunities for young people to engage in sport and physical exercise.
Truro and Penwith College works in partnership with the Cornwall Cougars Wheelchair Basketball Team, providing them with a free venue to train and play matches, in return for support in delivery of student activities. The new training for Activators will enable further wheelchair basketball opportunities to be delivered across the campus, engaging with more disabled young people.
Julian Wills, Truro and Penwith College Sports Maker said "We work very closely with the Cornwall Cougars, and hope to support them in expanding their community offer. The training provided for our Activators was excellent, and will help them provide more wheelchair basketball opportunities".
The College is exploring the opportunity to start delivering wheelchair basketball at their Penwith site, in addition to the current offers already available at Truro campus.