Leadership Training Day at Wolverhampton University

On Wednesday 22nd October 2014 a group of year 9 and 10 students visited Walsall Campus Sports Centre, University of Wolverhampton, to take part in an afternoon of leadership training. Not everyone enjoys the traditional sports like football, rugby and cricket, therefore our students were given the opportunity to experience alternative sports including Jump Rope, Ultimate Frisbee and Street Cheer. The event was run by Matt Marson (School Games Organiser) in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, Matalan and Sporting Pro.

The aim of the leadership training was to:

  • Improve the sports offer and widen the breadth of provision in our academy
  • Create a mechanism to support transition into club and community sport
  • Motivate our students to develop leadership skills
  • Equip our students with the ability and desire to continue their involvement in sporting activity beyond their school life


‘Great experience and I loved the fact that Street Cheer is a different type of sport than what we normally do’. Sabah G

It was awesome learning a new sport’. Abdullah R

 ‘I never realised how tiring jump rope is’. Hamzah H

‘In my opinion we are incomplete without sports, I really enjoyed the day’.Maariyah A

‘Fun! Sports without fun isn’t sport’. Fazan Z

I liked meeting new people from different schools’. Jessica B

I really enjoyed the day and never thought I would learn so much’. Aaminah N

‘I really enjoyed skipping with new people’. Chadese L

‘It was a good experience’. Ayesha G