Truro-Penwith College Leaders for Life go to Bristol
We recently joined Sports Leaders from Truro College to the Sports Leaders UK Regional Leaders for Life Convention in Bristol, where we all learned invaluable tools to further improve the leadership programme in Cornwall.
Following the success of Sports Leaders UK's first National Convention last year, the 2010 South West convention,organised by Sports Leaders for Sports Leaders, took place at Bristol City Football Club on Tuesday 23 November 2010.
The event focused on employment, volunteering, education and further training opportunities, and on continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Around 100 Sports Leaders, aged 16, attended; including young people from schools, colleges, community groups, Sports Leaders UK Outreach Centres and NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) projects.
Attendees had the opportunity to get involved in workshops, run by Accenture and SkillsActive, where learnt skills will enhance their employability. Potential employers and partners from the public sector, volunteer services, local authorities, County Sports Partnerships, National Governing Bodies of sport (NGBs), universities and colleges, and the fitness and leisure sector, were exhibiting.
The convention culminated in a Dragon's Den-style competition for the best Sports Leaders UK centre project or initiative, and prizes were awarded to the winning centre.
Cornwall Sports Partnership in partnership with Truro-Penwith College entered ten sports leaders. It was an early start for all meeting at 5am at Truro College, and the group arrived in Bristol at 9.30 where the rigors of the journey were soon shed.
The students immediately started to immerse themselves in the challenges of the day and the Sports Leaders worked well as a team finishing each challenge within the given time. After lunch Truro College delivered their pitch to the Dragons for funding to help support a young women’s football project they are planning in Morocco. Unfortunately they were not successful in securing any funding however the experience will be invaluable to the students, giving them more confidence and self belief for the next time they give a presentation.
Cornwall Sports Partnership would like to say a big thank you to Tim Evans and Steve Issaka (FESCo) for their support and help, and to all the Truro-Penwith College sports leaders for their hard work and commitment on the day which was enjoyed by all. Well Done!