Sports Ambassadors

Huddersfield New College has revealed the new Sports Ambassador team for 2021-21 following a recent application and interview process. This year each team member will be part of a team responsible for a specific strand of activity, and they will receive specialist training, support and guidance from the AoC as part of the AoC Sports Leadership Academy to support them to excel in their roles.


The HNC Sports Ambassadors programme has been running for a number of years, with successful applicants leading on activities to promote the importance of physical activity on both mental and physical well-being. The training from the AoC formalises the skills students gain through these prestigious roles, whilst providing support to deliver a variety of activity in new and innovative ways during the current pandemic situation. There are three strands to the work of the Sports Ambassadors, who are pictured in the gallery above:  


This Girl Can
This group play a key role in promoting and inspiring other females in their College to participate in sport and physical activity whilst raising awareness of the national This Girl Can campaign. The team is as follows:
Senior – Lucy Hall
Evelyn Bray
Quanisha David
Ella Hampson
Lucy Care


Mental health
This element of the team has a particular focus on the promoting the benefits of physical activity on mental health, and help to improve and protect mental well-being by encouraging students to be more active.  These Ambassadors will work closely with the College’s Student Mental Health Champions. The team includes:
Senior – Katelyn Muff
Casey Newton
Dylan Parry

Inclusive
This group will raise awareness and participation in inclusive activity, as well as arranging a range of disability specific sport. The team comprises of:
Senior – Maisie Thornton
Sam MacDonald
Jake Oldfield


Jo Caton, who manages the Sports Ambassador programme comments: “We are delighted to welcome our new Sports Ambassadors to the team. With 50% of mental health problems established by age 14 and 75% by age 24, our Ambassadors will play a key role in helping students understand the role that sport and physical activity plays in keeping both our minds and bodies active. Our Sports Ambassador programme has been enhanced through taking part in the AoC’s Sports Leadership Academy which will see our Ambassadors receiving specialist training to support them in their roles. Being a Sports Ambassador not only makes a difference to others but builds vital life and employability skills such as communication, organisation and problem solving.  The pandemic situation means it has never been more important to benefit from being active, and our Ambassadors have some really unique and innovative ideas that are Covid-19 secure. We very much look forward to seeing these in action and seeing lots of our College community benefitting!”

 


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