Coaching Academy supports North Tyneside School Games

A number of volunteers from Tyne Metropolitan College’s NESA Coaching Academy programme contributed to the running of a fantastic indoor athletics competition for the North Tyneside School Games.

The event, at The Parks in North Shields, saw five schools compete in an indoor athletics tournament including sprints, hurdles and a number of field events, one of a number events to be held by the North Tyneside PE team.

Sarah Bennett, Sports Development Officer.

“The events are a fantastic opportunity for the learners to put into practice the skills they have learnt in their lessons. The college aims to be the hub of the community and supporting community events like these are a big priority for us. The North Tyneside PE team always deliver high level activities and it is a very worthwhile and rewarding experience for our learners to volunteer and be involved.”

Liam Thompson, Sports Coaching Apprentice.

“All of the participants enjoyed and contributed to their school in this fantastic event. It was a pleasure to be one of the volunteers at the event as I gained experience and knowledge about the rules and regulations, also the thought that goes into the planning and organisation of the event was an eye opener as they were prepared for anything that went wrong. The standard of competition was outstanding as every event was extremely close and competitive, shows how many talented schools and individuals there are in the region.”