At the start of the academic year, the college were awarded funding to become an English College Football Association (ECFA) Football Hub. Part of the funding we had to recruit 2 student Football Activators, who were Rohan Williams and Hannah Askew. The activators aim was to engage students who currently do not take part in football engage into participating.
The two activators along with support from the Sport & Rec department, to engage male participation from different social groups. Hannah & Rohan planned, marketed have facilitated an indoor fantasy football league, where students signed their teams up and competed in weekly friendly fixtures against one another. The league ran from January to March during every Thursday lunch times. The hard work has definitely paid as the success of the league has been very impressive with around 6 teams and 50 students regularly participating.
Rohan Williams said “From becoming a football activator, I have gained key skills to help me in all sporting areas such as leadership, organisation and teamwork via organising and arranging football activities for my peers. The biggest reward of being a football activator has been getting other people involved and enjoying the game of Football as much as I do! If anyone would like to get involved in anything I would advise you to contact Zoe McKenzie as it has been a great experience!”
We would like to send our thanks and congratulation for our Activators for all of their hard work, time and commitment to the project!
If you would be interested in become an activator or running a sports enrichment (not necessarily for football). Please get in contact with [email protected]