In September HSDC became an inaugural member of the AoC Sport Inclusion Hub. Inclusive ambassadors have been recruited, whose role is to bring more students into disability specific sport and physical activity. Three of our students explain why they have become ambassadors.
“I wanted to be involved as I felt that it was a great opportunity to help others – sport can have an incredible impact on your mental health as well as physical. I hope to support as many people as possible and am really looking forward to getting involved! It would be a great opportunity to learn some new skills as well.”
Alfie Dandy, studying at our South Downs Campus, is on the Uniformed Services Level 2 course:
“I would like to be involved because I know the struggles of trying to get involved in sports. I hope to make more friends and learn how other people deal with participating in sporting events.”
“I would like to use this opportunity to inspire other disabled students in College to take part in sport and physical activity and to promote sports more, as our current situation with COVID-19 and lockdown has badly impacted many people. We need something to bring us out of the habit we have developed over quarantine of sitting around and instead get up, be active and move. Exercise has a direct impact on mood and, especially for people who have been brought down to their rock bottom, help to get them back up.”