students from Grantham College were honoured by sports minister, Kate
Hoey, on November 30th 2000.
Hart, aged 17, along with Wayne Baxter and Rebecca Coulson, both 18, were
presented with their Royal & Sun Alliance Community Sports Leader Award
certificates during the Central Council of Physical Recreation’s annual
conference at Stoke Rochford Hall, near Grantham.
three students have been highly commended for their work in achieving the
award, which qualifies them to help deliver sports sessions in their local
communities, often working with people who wouldn’t normally have the
opportunity to participate in such activities.
Rees, their course tutor at Grantham College, explains; “ In terms of
dedication and enthusiasm we couldn’t have asked for any more from them.
It’s never easy giving up your free time to do voluntary work but once again
the CSLA has proved to be a great way for young people to put something back
into their local communities. “
Prime, development manager at the British Sports Trust, which runs the CSLA,
adds; “ More than 27,000 people sign up to the award every year which shows
what an important role it can play in teaching leadership skills and providing
the volunteers needed to help run local sports clubs. “
CSLA comprises of 30 tutored hours with an additional 10 hours voluntary work
at a local club, school or sports centre. Once candidates pass the course they
can join an elite band of people who now have the skills and confidence to
help out running sports and recreational sessions in their local communities.
Many candidates have also used the award to find employment.