Buxton Students Help Kids Score With Stockport County FC

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Date posted: 26 March 2013

Children across Buxton are receiving specialist sports coaching from University of Derby Buxton students who have recently become coaches with Stockport County Football Club in the Community.

Andrew Day, 23, from Birmingham, and Tom Rowlands, 22, from Cannock who are both in the second year of Sports Coaching and Development Joint Honours degrees at the University of Derby Buxton, have been delivering the sport coaching sessions at Buxton Community School after securing coaching roles with Stockport County in the Community.

The opportunity came about through the University's commitment to providing real world learning opportunities for its students.

The children, aged nine to 16, receive specialist coaching on football skills such as passing and shooting at GOALZ, a Wednesday evening session dedicated to football, and coaching on a range of sports such as athletics and basketball on Friday evenings.

Andrew said: "We want to get as many young people as possible to come along and get involved in the coaching sessions. We want to help them develop their sports skills, but more importantly, have a great time.

"This coaching role is a fantastic opportunity for me to gain practical skills and knowledge to support my university learning."

Mike Smith, Community Officer from Stockport County in the Community, said: "We have worked well with the University of Derby Buxton over a number of years now, and are really pleased to have Andrew and Thomas now supporting us on the GOALZ project.

"Their enthusiasm and commitment is first class, and we are looking forward to offering more volunteer and coaching positions on the project to students over the next few months.

"We would also like to thank the Work Placement Office at the University, for all their help and support."

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For more on Stockport County in the Community visit www.scfcfoundation.com/

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