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Want a career in Sport? Become A Sports Leader!

It is widely recognised that there are many career pathways in sports leadership, and Clare Mount’s Jon reinforces this by saying, ” There are so many jobs in sports, plus it’s so rewarding helping others and achieving your potential.”

South Wirral High School offers Level 2 Award in Sports Leadership, enabling students to develop motivation, communication, and organisation skills. As well as focusing on positive role models in sport, students learn how to mentor others, and how to use leadership skills in a variety of settings.

This term has been action-packed, with our Sports Leaders taking part in exciting sporting events across Merseyside.

First stop was Woodchurch High School for ‘Let’s Play Wheelchair Sport organised by Clare Mount Specialist Sports College. The showcase event was attended by many Wirral Schools as well as the Chair of the Youth Sports Trust, (and also FA Head of Women’s Football) Baroness Sue Campbell CBE.

The event was an opportunity to celebrate the delivery of ten sports wheelchairs to the hub, at a discounted rate from the Youth Sports Trust, paid for by a donation of £10,000 from Chris Reed from the charity ‘Smile for a Child’.
South Wirral High School year 10 Sports Leaders enjoyed the many fun activities led by a variety of sports companies, including The Underground Training Station, a personal training firm.

South Wirral Sports Leaders ventured to the Greenbank Sports Academy Liverpool next, for the ‘Merseyside Step into Sports Conference’, with a focus on inclusion, health and wellbeing.

We asked year 10 Sports Leaders, why they take part.

“I decided to become a Sports Leader because I enjoy going on trips out – you get to go on loads – plus, it’s good for your CV in the future.” Chloe, year 10.

Year 10 Georgia said, “I want a career in sport, maybe a personal trainer or something. I started in year 9 so just carried on from there. Being part of this has helped have more confidence too.”

Sports have a positive impact on other subjects, giving students the confidence to speak to people and provides additional inspiration to learn. You need the motivation to be a sports leader and passion can achieve your goals by starting out as a Sports Leader.

Most recently, students helped with an event organised by Wirral School Games and held at South Wirral High School where both primary and schools from across the borough competed against each other at ‘New Age Kurling’ – a fully inclusive target game with teams playing a tactical game of position with kurling stones.

These events have been fantastic for our young Sports Leaders, and we look forward to catching up with them at the next occasion.