Treviglas College leads the way with gifted and talented sports provision

Thursday 9th February 2017

On 20th January Treviglas hosted an exciting county training day for ‘Step in Sport’ for key stage 3 and 4 and ‘Get Coaching’ for Post 16 student sports leaders.

Step in sport leaders were: Ashley Winkworth, Ben Harradine, Charlotte Wells, Laclan Surridge, Declan Simmonds, Hannah Brock, Finley Start, Jasmine Williams, Grace Hudson, Jack Morgan and Jayden Kempthorne.

Get Coaching leaders were: Sam Booty, Ryan Bonner, Ryan Mc Guinness, Davidson Moses, Lydia Gard, Lucy Williams, Amelia Gard, Morgan Curtis, Mimi Hawley and Sophie Vale.

The students were delighted to work with former Olympians, Cassie Pattern and Antony James. Cassie, who has achieved 2 x Silver in World 10Km Swimming and bronze in the Beijing Olympics, gave her inspirational life story, from struggling at school to finding something that she was successful at. Her key message was that she used this success to drive her in all aspects of her life.

Antony, London 2012 Olympian, International GB Fly swimmer, world and European finalist and Commonwealth Medallist, delivered on the psychology of coaching, touching upon honesty and ethics within coaching as well as the athlete – coach relationship​

The leaders also worked on team building and leadership with Tony and Simon from Elemental UK.

Lucy, a Year 12 Sports Leader and Sports captain, said, ‘I thought the leadership activities were so fun and were a good way to get interacting with the students from the other schools. It was very interesting hearing about Cassie’s story and listening to Anthony’s success; it really helped me decide what path I would like to go down in the future. Overall it was a really fun day!”

Sean Wells, Community Sports Coordinator for Treviglas, said, “At Treviglas, we are renowned county wide for our sports leaders, and it was great to be able to host this leadership conference, giving our gifted and talented leaders this amazing opportunity to meet young Olympic athletes.”

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