Rachel's placement year with Sportily
24 July 2023 10:00
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.
"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."
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