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Students score victory with inter-college Sports Festival

Over 60 students from colleges in Yorkshire came together for a day filled with sports activities.

The Calderdale College Sports Festival was organised by level 3 sports students with support from the Association of Colleges and the Tackling Inactivity Project, to encourage sports activity in Further Education.

As part of their final unit, sport students from Calderdale College delivered an inter-college multi-sports event hosting Shipley College and East Riding College. All took part in football and rounders games aimed at inactive student groups.

Both groups planned this event in partnership with the College's Inspire Centre, which houses state-of-the-art sports facilities. 

Students were challenged to become referees, score runners, equipment managers and fixture managers for the day; giving them first-hand experience and insight into the sports industry. 

Calderdale College, level 3 sports student, James Corbett said:

“The event was a great opportunity for us all to organise such a large scale event, bringing together colleges from across Yorkshire. I have developed my confidence in decision making, leading other groups and public speaking."

Greg Broadbent, Sports Tutor at Calderdale College comments on the experience:

“All students were fantastic and stepped up on the day, creating an enjoyable, safe and inclusive environment for all who attended.

"This project has helped enhance their skills and prepare them for life after Further Education, whether it is starting a University degree or stepping into employment.”

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