The Enrichment – Term Review – December 2021

by Jan 2, 2022

Scholars have been using their enrichment timetable to gain valuable experiences including an insight into disability football, the delivery of fun community football sessions, master classes from guest speakers focusing on the pathway to university and much more…Read the blog for further details of just some of the enrichment opportunities that have taken place across our national programmes during the past term.

DISABILITY FOOTBALL WORKSHOP – SUFFOLK FA

Our Lowestoft scholars recently took part in a disability football workshop delivered by the Suffolk FA. The workshop provided the opportunity for our scholars to experience how those with visual and hearing impairments participate in football, while learning how to adapt coaching and deliver techniques to make football inclusive for all. This was a fantastic opportunity for scholars looking to progress into coaching or community sport careers to gain valuable experience to add to their CV’s.

Watch our Lowestoft Scholars disability football session with Suffolk FA

COMMUNITY SPORT & FOOTBALL DELIVERY – SHEFFIELD

During the past term our Sheffield scholars have been busy building confidence, leadership and community coaching skills, bringing fun to over 200 school learners.

As part of the enrichment timetable scholars have supported the ‘Points Learning Network’ and ‘Forge Schools Partnership’ in delivering fun football sessions to primary school children including a hugely popular Santa’s Dash event.

They have also provided refereeing and coaching delivery to support the Sheffield United Community Foundation in running their EFL Cup Tournament.

The scholars have received great praise for their professionalism and delivery to ensure all children left with a great experience and big smiles.

Seeing the scholars take on the challenge of delivering fun sessions for our community is fantastic to see. They really have thrown themselves into the challenge and the satisfaction they have received from seeing the children have fun has been plain to see. These enrichment opportunities really bring out the confidence and leadership skills or our scholars while at the same time provided additional experiences and evidence to support their core qualification and enrichen their CV’s.

RICH CLARKE – ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION – FOOTBALL INDUSTRY COLLEGE

GUEST SPEAKER – CION WREN – UNIVERSITY PATHWAY

Final year degree student, and former Lowestoft scholar Cion Wren popped into to meet our current scholars to share his experiences at the University of Suffolk, where he is studying towards a degree in Sports & Exercise Science.

Cion delivered a presentation surrounding his transition from the Football Industry College to University along with his fantastic work placement opportunities he has gained with professional football club, Ipswich Town F.C

As part of his work placement Cion, had the opportunity to work with the first team squad’s sport science team including leading preparations on match days at Portman Road. Since this work placement Cion’s work ethic has been recognised within the club and he has a role with the current high flying Ipswich Town Women’s Team ensuring continued development in their physical performance. All while continuing his final year studies at the University of Suffolk.

GUEST SPEAKER – MATTHEW HALLIDAY – EAST COAST COLLEGE

Our Norwich scholars had the pleasure of having East Coast College, Sport Science lecturer Matthew Halliday pop into meet to talk to about higher education and sports degrees.

With many scholars considering University as a pathway option, Matt provided an insight into the degree options on offer at East Coast College in partnership with the University of Suffolk. With Scholars currently working through the university application process, Matt also provided some great indicators on what makes a great stand out personal statement.

SPORTS MEDIA, MARKETING AND BROADCASTING

This term scholars considering sports media, marketing or broadcasting as their chosed pathways have been using their enrichment hours to gain relevant experiences to enrichen their CV’s.

Norwich Scholars Ethan and David both have a passion to progress onto sports broadcasting and have used their enrichment hours to create vlogs ‘From the Bench’ discussing a range of football debates in general and around their beloved Norwich City and Lincoln City. They have also regularly conducted pre and post match interviews with scholars and the coaching team. With both being in their final year with the college, they are also looking at opportunities to move into higher education with media and broadcasting degrees at the UCFB Wembley Stadium being considered.

Through our partnership with Lowestoft Town Football Club, first year scholar Bradley is gaining experience of sports media by volunteering to be the clubs matchday media correspondent. Hot Burnley fan Bradley travels to home and away games delivering social media updates along with and pre-match and post-match interviews and reports.

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