MMU Sport welcomes two Sports Coach Apprentices

MMU Sport is pleased to welcome two apprentices to join the team as part of the Coach Core apprenticeship scheme.

The apprenticeships will help them to build a career by giving them skills, experience, expertise and qualifications.

Through their 12 months with MMU Sport the apprentices will be offered a wide range of opportunities to learn from coaches at MMU, be that in a recreational, community or performance based environment.   They will support delivery of Active Campus sessions, Platt Lane community sessions and work alongside University club coaches to deliver sessions.

There will also be opportunities for the apprentices to be mentored by our Level 2 coaches delivering in schools working alongside our student volunteers to support delivery as part of our FA Super Hub work.

The appointment on the apprentices builds on MMU Sport’s programme of sports development in young people through our coaching programmes , sport volunteering and coaching in the community as part of our role as an FA Super Hub.

The Coach Core scheme, run by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, gives young people aged 16-24 living in London, Manchester and Glasgow the chance to become the next generation of inspirational coaches.

Sport Development Manager, Jonathan Fletcher, is looking forward to seeing what the apprentices achieve.

He said: “This is an exciting opportunity for MMU Sport to offer Connor and Aimee the opportunity to gain experience of delivering activities in a higher education environment.

“We are uniquely placed to offer a wide range of opportunities through our recreational, club, community and health and fitness programmes. We are really excited about the opportunities this will provide them.”

As part of the Coach Core programme, the MMU Sport team were recently invited to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at their visit to Manchester.