Hartlepool Sixth Form has been selected as one of the Association of Colleges’ (AoC) Sport Leadership Academies for 2019/20.
The affiliation will allow Hartlepool Sixth Form’s students to become involved in projects that look to engage young people in sport and physical activity. Through its Leadership Academy, AoC Sport aims to get more college students volunteering in sport with the overall goal of diversifying the volunteer workforce.
Ian Hewitt, Lecturer and Sports Academy Coordinator, said: “It is always great to work alongside AoC Sport with projects that really make an impact to students’ lives. We look forward to unveiling projects that our students can get involved with very soon.”
The Association of Colleges Sport (AoC) supports colleges to enhance and develop sporting opportunities for their students. As one of 50 colleges selected to join the Leadership Academy, Hartlepool Sixth Form’s students will be given opportunities to earn additional qualifications, get involved in work projects; such as This Girl Can and gain key skills needed to become work ready.
Hartlepool Sixth Form has developed an outstanding reputation for sport and its programmes and academies are now recognised on a national level. This latest development, will provide the sixth form’s athletes with further opportunities to enhance their sporting and physical activity.