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Sky Sports Living for Sport comes to the Academy!
We recently welcomed local football star Sue Smith to the academy for our Athlete Mentor Day. Sue is a legend in the world of women's football and has a total of 95 caps for England. She is currently playing for Doncaster Rovers Belles and has been at the forefront of promoting women's football in the UK over the last two decades.
She delivered both theory and practical sessions to the group of Year 7, 8 and 9 girls who have been chosen to complete the project. Sky Sports Living for Sport uses sports stars and sports skills to improve the lives of young people. The project aims to develop the six keys to success which are designed to help young people develop valuable life skills that will help them in and outside of school, now and into the future.
The project has been running for 5 weeks and our aim is to increase the confidence and leadership skills of the selected girls. Through the sessions they have been involved with developing team work, communication skills and knowledge through Handball. They have also begun planning for their celebration event, an inter school Handball tournament that they will organise and deliver for local primary schools.
Ellie-May Pennington - Year 7 - "I like Sky Sports Living for Sport because it is helping me to have confidence when I play a match."
Natasha Prescott – Year 7 - "I like this programme because it has built up my confidence and ability to get along with other people. Also I talk to people I haven't really talked to before"
Lauren Aspinall – Year 8 - "Sky Sports Living for Sport has built up my confidence and has made me get better at sports. Also I have made new friends during the programme. Every week I look forward to the sessions to learn new things and to see my friends"