Aligned with the Coach Core vision to offer an exciting, varied programme of opportunities, our Bristol team were recently given the chance to volunteer at the West of England Spring School Games.

The Games, a national Olympic and Paralympic legacy programme, are designed to provide a competitive school sport environment for children from Primary, Secondary and Special Schools. Funded by Sport England and organised by Wesport, 105 children across the West of England had the opportunity to take part in a variety of different sports at this year’s event.

As part of the event, Coach Core apprentices were asked to lead the inclusive sports, including Boccia, New Age Kurling, or Seated Volleyball, in pairs. They controlled the running order of the competition, helped schools understand the rules and expectations, supervised the Young Leaders, and ensured everything ran smoothly.

Alice Miller, Wesport Project Officer, was delighted with the success of the day:

“I was hugely impressed with the Coach Core apprentices. Their capabilities and natural leadership skills were clearly evident throughout the day. As this was a new event for us, there were understandably a few glitches during the day but the apprentices remained calm and adaptable to a few last minute changes. I want to say a massive thank you to all of them for taking on the roles with such a positive, professional attitude and I am sure they will grow to be hugely successful in their sports coaching careers!”