Posted: Thu 13th Feb 2020

Coleg Cambria students help Flintshire pupils go for gold at athletics festival

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Feb 13th, 2020

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Sports students from Coleg Cambria helped hundreds of children go for gold at a county competition. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Learners from the college supported the Flintshire Primary Schools Athletics Festival, delivered in partnership with Welsh Athletics and Aura Wales. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Around 600 pupils from 21 schools participated and were supervised by 30 Sports Coaching students who prepared, monitored and delivered the events. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Held over two days, eight schools contested the eventual finals at Cambria’s Deeside Stadium on Kelserton Road, Connah’s Quay. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Suzanne Barnes, Deputy Director for Business Support Services, Sport and Uniformed Public Services at Cambria Deeside, congratulated the learners – currently studying Athletics Leaders and Sports Leaders BTEC courses – for contributing to a successful event. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Playing such a pivotal and supportive role at the athletic festival gave the group experience that will be beneficial for their academic development and future careers,” she said. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“As well as sports coaching, they also gained further skills in event management, teamwork and organisation.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Chris Moss, Dragon Sport Officer at Aura Wales, thanked the cohort for playing such a big part in the operation and helping the children perform to the best of their abilities. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The facilities at Deeside and the volunteers from the college were perfect, and essential for a festival of this size,” he said. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“They were reliable, punctual and brilliantly prepared, which ensured things flowed well and ran to plan.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“It was an immense help to me to have a group I could trust to organise the individual events, record scores accurately, follow a strict timescale and ensure that health and safety protocols were upheld to the highest standard.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

He added: “They were a credit to the college, and it would be great to utilise them again in the future so they can gain as much experience as possible during their time at Cambria.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

For more on sports and coaching qualifications at Coleg Cambria, visit www.cambria.ac.uk ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Visit www.aura.wales for more on Aura Wales sports development programmes. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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