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Sports Department ready for another successful year

Tuesday 8 September 2020

Selby College’s Sports Department welcomes back its students for another successful year

Selby College is preparing to welcome back its sports students with a range of sporting opportunities on offer.

As momentum behind physical activity builds, Selby College is providing a number of courses designed to give people the skills to fulfil careers in health and wellbeing, sports coaching, sports nutrition, sports fitness, sports psychology and sports therapy.

The College also offers a wide range of extra curriculum teams for students to take part in, including Basketball, Dodgeball, Football, Indoor Cricket, Netball, Rugby, Table Tennis and Volleyball.

In particular, the Selby College Football Development Centre (FDC) provides a platform to those players who have previously been involved with professional clubs, as well as those who have yet to be given the opportunity to showcase their sporting talents. The College also has links to local professional and semi-professional clubs, meaning students have the opportunity to play at the highest level.

The College also has a close partnership with the professional Rugby League team, Hull FC. As part of this, students have the opportunity to train with and play rugby league for the Hull FC College. The partnership also provides opportunities for pan-disability learners to play as part of the Hull FC Wheelchair Rugby League team in national league and Cup competitions.

Carla Cantrell, Curriculum Manager at Selby College, said: “During lockdown, exercise was one of the very few reasons for people to be outside. This truly highlighted the benefits of sport and exercise not only for people’s physical wellbeing, but also for their mental wellbeing. This will also open up more future job opportunities in the sector as the importance of physical activity has now be instilled into us as a result of the pandemic.

“For those who have found a new passion for sport and exercise or may be considering pursuing a career in the sports industry, it’s not too late to apply to Selby College. We will support students on getting on to the course that is right for them so that they can develop their knowledge and fulfil their career goals, as well ensure they can take part in additional curriculum sports which will help their development,” added Carla.

Selby College boasts a wide range of sports based courses, including BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Sport, NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport, Exercise & Fitness, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences and BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport.

In addition to this, the College also offers degree-level and adult courses in sport, such as a BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Exercise Science, Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage and an Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing.

Selby College also hosts its own Annual Sports Awards to celebrate the successes of its sports teams and individual students. The Awards were cancelled this year due to Covid-19.

The Sports Department is following the Government’s guidance on ‘Returning to Play’, which includes the safe reopening of outdoor and indoor sports facilities, keeping facilities and equipment clean and guidance on the use of changing rooms, car parks, etc.

This also includes a framework for the return of amateur team sports, which follows on from the return of professional teams.

The College is also implementing safety measures across the campus to ensure a safe return of all students, including social distancing measures, as well as increased handwashing and hand sanitisation facilities.