Three Ipswich youngsters have qualified as new Sports Leaders, which will start them on a career path in the sport and fitness sector.
The Borough Council course taught young people a variety of skills that enables them to assist in leading sports sessions. This included planning sessions, delivering them to children and organising the logistics around setting up a session.
The Council worked with partners at YMCA and Positive Futures to get referrals on to the programme, which was part of the free Summer Holiday iCard scheme.
Jasmine Hilling, Rhys Roberts and Tyler Ross all qualified and Tyler has now been taken on as an assistant coach by the Council and is delivering activities as part of the holiday sports scheme.
The Council will run the scheme again in 2019 and 2020 in a bid to improve the employability skills of young people and encourage more talent into the sport and fitness sector.
Deputy Leader Bryony Rudkin said: “This training programme gives us an opportunity to support a new generation of sports and fitness leaders. The free holiday iCard scheme is proving a great success and I congratulate Jasmine, Rhys and Tyler on their achievement.”
Caption: Jasmine, Tyler and Rhys receive their awards from Deputy Mayor Jane Riley
For further comment:
Cllr Bryony Rudkin, tel: 07703 773625
Cllr Ian Fisher, opposition Conservative Group Leader, tel: 07702 038029
Cllr Inga Lockington, opposition Liberal Democrat Group Leader, tel: 01473 213444