Twelve pupils at Tong Leadership Academy displayed their leadership capabilities by completing the Sports Coach UK Level 1 Sports Leaders Certificate.

Pupils learnt that there are many vital coaching roles within sport available to them through this qualification.

Over a six month period, Tong pupils completed the course which saw them working with local primary schools by leading their school games competitions.

The participating Years 7-10 pupils showed their potential as young officials and were able to use sport as a vehicle to develop transferable skills which will also help them to grow as young adults. They also gained the opportunity to display what they had learnt about leadership by delivering a session to 30 local primary school children to conclude their qualification.

Tong Leadership Academy’s School Games Organiser commented:

“It was fantastic to watch the Tong Sports Leaders grow with confidence each week through the development of their leadership skills. The sports leaders are now working independently at competitions as young officials, and it was wonderful to see how they have become able to plan and organise sessions, whilst integrating fun and inclusivity, for the children of local primary schools.”

Pupils Chloe Leith, Denby McGinty and Lucy Chappell display their Sports Leaders certificates.