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QE Secures Funding to get Female Students Active

Date Posted: 22/09/2014 | Posted In: Latest news

Students at QE can look forward to better opportunities to get involved in sport thanks to £55,000 of National Lottery investment from Sport England’s Further Education Activation Fund.

The College is one of 62 colleges across England to benefit from £4 million of funding to help get 59,000 new students playing sport. QE has used the funding to appoint a ‘female sport activator,’ a role designed to increase female students’ participation in recreational sport and physical activity.

Joe Cooke, QE’s Sport Maker, commented:

“It’s fantastic news to be awarded this funding. With this new appointment we will be able to offer a more varied and tailored sport and enrichment programme for female students. We believe our project will improve the health and well-being of our female students, raising their aspirations and their quality of life.’

Sport England Chief Executive, Jennie Price, said:

“Our investment in colleges is vital if we are to get more young people playing sport. By investing in QE we’re helping to make sport more accessible, more attractive and more convenient to young people as they move on from school to college.”

QE’s  new Sport Activator is Jessica Russon who will work with students at QE and at Hartlepool Sixth Form College – the funding is shared across the two colleges.