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Year 9 Sports Leadership Academy contenders are put through their paces

There are many opportunities for our Sports Leaders at Stoke Damerel Community College.

Almost 40 of our Year 9 students have attended the trial for the College’s Sports Leadership Academy. 

The students took part in a range of different activities on 2 December to assess their current leadership skills and potential to develop within the role. The activities included a communication task, leading a multi-skill event and officiating match play. 

To reach this stage of the recruitment process, the students had to first complete an application form before being selected for the trial. We have 20-25 students in each year group within the Sports Leadership Academy. The successful Year 9 applicants will receive their certificates in the coming days.

There are many opportunities for our Sports Leaders at Stoke Damerel Community College. These include:

-  Assisting in the running of primary school sports events at SDCC and other schools/venues

-  Coaching younger students in a range of sports and activities

-  Officiating match play at tournaments 

-  Developing their own skills at the leadership club

-  Gaining NGB qualifications and the KS3 Leaders Award

Miss Crowe said: “A huge well done to all the Year 9s that attended the trial. It was great to see so many students developing in confidence and enjoying taking on the role of a leader. The students worked really hard to demonstrate their skills, acting in a professional manner throughout and can be very proud of themselves. 

“The current situation has limited the opportunities for our leaders, however we are hoping for a better 2021 and as soon as the events resume again, our leaders will be involved! In the meantime, we will have a leadership club once a week where the students will develop their skills, they will also be used in PE lessons as leaders and they will have the opportunity to gain a NGB award.”