On Wednesday the 24th of February ten Sports Academy learners took another step towards a career in the sport and active leisure industry. The ten learners were selected as a part of MPCT’s Progression Pathway to attend a Squash and Racket Ball Coaching Course.
The Level 1 course, run and accredited by Squash and Racket Ball Wales, will open the door for students to engage in work-placement opportunities through coaching Squash and Racket Ball
throughout schools and communities in the Rhondda Cynon Taf area.
The new and exciting partnership between Squash Wales and MPCT hopes to increase participation numbers in Squash and Racket Ball, while providing Sports Academy Learners with a National Governing Body (NGB) coaching qualification, and the opportunity to practice and implement their coaching practice in communities and schools.
All learners who attended have engaged with MPCT with the career aim of working in Sports and Active Leisure through coaching, teaching and instructing. As a part of the Inspired by Sport curriculum, learners are given the opportunity to undertake a Principles of Coaching Sports qualification that provides them with the fundamentals of coaching practice that can be applied to all sporting contexts. Therefore attending NGB Coaching courses such as the Squash Leaders provides them will valuable sport specific knowledge and practices.
Andrew Hamar of Squash and Racket Ball Wales said: "We had a great time delivering the course to a group of very receptive and engaging learners! We hope they continue to develop their knowledge of squash and we'd be very keen to have them support future projects with the governing body."
The ten learners who attended were Connor Davies, Liam Davies, Jake Francis, Will Grindal, Jack Howells, Craig Jones, Steven McCabe, Corey Mclean, Andrew Rees & Anthony Smallman.
Congratulations to all.