Trafford College receives £100,000 funding from Sport England Trafford College
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Trafford College receives £100,000 funding from Sport England

Trafford College are delighted to announce that they have been given £100,000 in funding from Sport England to reduce the number of students who are completing less than thirty minutes of activity each week.

Sport England’s new Strategy ‘Towards an Active Nation’ puts tackling inactivity at the heart of what they do.  As part of this initiative, Sport England is investing £5 million into projects in colleges that will support their inactive students into regular activity.

Danielle Carr and David Hodgson

Nationally, around one in five college students are inactive and research has shown that many come from groups that have lower socio-economic status or from ethnic groups that are less likely to be active. Colleges in the programme will target these groups specifically to reduce the activity gap between them and their student peers.

Damian Harris, Curriculum Leader for Sport said, “This funding has enabled us to appoint two Sport Activate officers who are developing staff and student programmes which focus on small but lifelong lifestyle changes.

‘While all staff and students will benefit from the programme, we are supporting the Sport England drive to encourage more females, Asian and Chinese, disabled and special educational needs students to become more active.’

David Hodgson, who is the Sport Activate lead at Trafford College as well as being an FA level 3 qualified football coach and personal trainer said, ‘Our staff and students will benefit from all of the advantages that physical exercise brings, including improvements to confidence, resilience, communication and team work.’

David will be supported by Danielle Carr, who has over 10 years sports and fitness industry experience, and whose passion lies in providing people with the confidence that comes from setting athletic goals that focus on being stronger both physically and mentally.

 

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