This month HSDC joined an inaugural group of colleges as a member of the Association of College’s (AoC) Sport Inclusion Hub.
The Hub colleges are committed to making sport and physical activity inclusive for disabled students. They will engage students in sport and physical activity, recruit Inclusive Ambassadors and host local development opportunities for other colleges in their area. HSDC was one of only 12 colleges selected in this inaugural year.
Kirsty Harley, HSDC College Sport Maker, explains:
“We have the chance to make a difference to those students who may not usually get involved in sport and physical activity. We will be able to take advantage of the excellent knowledge of AoC Sport and also upskill both staff and students to develop and deliver inclusive sports effectively. We will also be given the opportunity to test new ideas, events and resources before they go out nationwide.
“The Inclusive Hub will benefit our students in two ways. Firstly, it will encourage those students with a disability to be more active by ensuring the sessions run are inclusive and exciting. Secondly, it offers some of our students the opportunity to deliver in a leading coaching capacity, developing both hard and soft skills for the future.
“This was an opportunity to showcase what we already do and how we could improve with the given opportunity. The support and opportunities on offer were not ones to miss out on.”
Are you a full time student at HSDC who is interested in becoming an Inclusive Ambassador? Email Kirsty.Harley@hsdc.ac.uk to find out more.