Seevic College awarded Sports Maker status
Thursday, 31 January 2013
Seevic College has been awarded £150,000 five-year grant from Sport England to help encourage young people to participate in sport.
The funding will allow the College to appoint a full-time College Sports Maker – a sports development professional whose role will be to raise cross-college student participation in sporting activities.
Starting from April 2013 the College Sports Maker will drive a wide sport enrichment programme at the College, which will aim to ensure young people aged 16-19 remain active in sport and exercise.
Faculty Director for Sport at Seevic College, David Waite, said: “Being awarded Sports Maker status is fantastic news for the College. Once appointed, the College Sports Maker will play a vital role in driving forward participation in sport amongst young people at Seevic College and within the community.”
"The College Sports Maker will play a vital role in driving forward participation in sport amongst young people." Faculty Director for Sport & Public Services, David Waite
The funding comes as part of Sport England’s Active Colleges programme, which will invest up to £17 million over five years across the country.
Seevic College is one of the most successful sporting colleges in the country, and is ranked in the top five British colleges for competitive sport.
In recent years the College has won national titles and medals in areas including badminton, basketball, hockey, gymnastics, netball, rugby, football plus many more.
A comprehensive sports programme is already open to all students studying across each of the College’s campuses in Benfleet and Basildon.