Oswestry, United Kingdom, September 22, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- BTEC Sport Students at North Shropshire College (NSC) have had a busy week as they prepare for the Shropshire Rural Communities Charity (RCC) annual Boccia tournament. The tournament will see the students facing other teams consisting of people from a wide range of backgrounds, including sheltered accommodation, community centres, residential settings and disability networking groups.
NSC will be providing the volunteers and referees for the main event at Oswestry Leisure Centre on the 26th September. In addition to this, Susie Hancock from Shropshire RCC has provided the BTEC sport students at the College with officiating training to give them the confidence to understand the rules and lead Boccia matches.
Benji Evans, College Sports Maker and Centre Manager for Sports Leaders at NSC comments, “This competition is an excellent demonstration of effective partnership working where various stakeholders benefit. Our students get to experience sports events management in a real setting, while around forty people making up different teams will be taking part in the North Shropshire event next week. Susie from Shropshire RCC does all the work with this and it is great that she allows the College to get involved and help support the local community.”
Winners from the North Shropshire competition will be presented with their medals by Oswestry Mayor, Vince Hunt and will also qualify for the County Finals held in Shrewsbury, where they will meet the winners of the Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Bridgnorth tournaments. It is estimated that around 200 people will be involved in the competition around Shropshire, and it is hoped this year’s tournament will once again provide a great social platform for people of all backgrounds to come and compete.
For more information about sport courses starting in September 2018, apply now via www.nsc.ac.uk or call Admissions on 01691 688080. Our Open Evening is Wednesday 14th of October 5pm – 8pm at Oswestry Campus for those who wish to find out more.