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Rachel's placement year with Sportily

Sportily is proud to be able to offer exciting placement opportunities to university students undertaking sports, fitness, sports science, youthwork or theology based degree courses.

Undertaking a placement with Sportily will not only be a great experience for you and an opportunity to learn new skills within the workplace, but a chance for you to make a tangible difference in the lives of those you encounter through the work of the charity.

Rachel undertook a 12 month, full-time placement with us in 2022/23 as part of her BA in Sport and Exercise Science at Nottingham Trent University.

Rachel writes:

"I've always been passionate about sports, representing my school and local clubs in football, netball and hockey and serving as a School Sports Leader.

Having had previous rewarding experiences delivering holiday club programmes to young children, I was looking for a placement year opportunity where I could further develop my skills in planning and coaching sports activities that contribute towards children and young people developing positive mental and physical well-being. Sportily looked like a great fit.

I’ve really loved my year. Building relationships with the children I’ve worked with and working alongside such a supportive and encouraging team who have really invested in me in a multitude of ways have been real highlights for me.

I’ve gained invaluable on the job work experience and been involved in a huge variety of different aspects of sports coaching with children and young people in a faith based context. It’s been such a privilege to make a tangible difference in the lives of those I’ve worked with, whilst having such great fun throughout.

If you’re considering a placement year, I would thoroughly recommend Sportily to you."

Hear more about her year with us below: 

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