Golfing fun for Telford youngsters

Published: June 28, 2019

Telford College hosted a tri-golf tournament for local youngsters, as part of a scheme to promote competitive sport in a fun environment.

The event was organised by the Telford and Wrekin School Sports Partnership, as part of the School Games programme.

The initiative is designed to promote the concept of ‘personal best’, encouraging students to focus on their individual achievements and take part in a competitive sport.

A total of 16 primary schools took part in the Telford College event, each bringing along two teams made up of students from years three to six.

Frankie Williams, manager of the Telford and Wrekin School Sports Partnership, said: “We hope to offer opportunities that will encourage more young people, especially those who haven’t competed in sport before, to engage in sporting activities.”

The tri-golf event at Telford College

The tri-golf event at Telford College

Several Telford College sport students helped with the smooth running of the day, supervising and encouraging the primary school students.

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Ashley Bowler, learner manager for sport at Telford College, said: “These opportunities are vital for our students to develop the skills they need in order to be competitive in the sports industry.

“The students were fantastic ambassadors for the college, showing a professional attitude and work ethic to ensure the smooth running of the event.

“We have a fantastic relationship with Frankie and the team at Telford & Wrekin SSP that enables our students to access experiences like this on a regular basis, and we look forward to assisting at more of these events in the future.”

Josh Cooper, 17, studying level three sport, was among the Telford College students who helped out at the event.

He said: “I enjoy this sort of thing, as it’s preparation for my future career. I’d like a career in sport, teaching young people and helping them progress.

“I’ve recently applied for an apprenticeship as a women’s football project co-ordinator, to help engage young women in the sport.”

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