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Date Posted: 13/01/2014 | Posted In: Latest news

QE Sports Management Team (SSMT) has been hard at work creating new links with local secondary schools. The team, who Karl Lines, the Chief Executive Officer of English Colleges’ Football Association recently described as ‘pioneers’ for their work, aim to involve school age pupils in sport management activity through their Future Leaders scheme.

Recently, the team organised a training workshop with enthusiastic pupils from Hummersknott and Longfield schools, where the participants learnt how to create their own Sport Management Team, set up a promotional Twitter page and delegated jobs within their teams.

Callum Beagle, a student at Longfield Academy commented:

“It was a great opportunity to see what the College was like and the workshop provided us with valuable skills to take back and use in our SSMT and in school.’’

Both groups of pupils will receive support from project leader, Maddy Wood, along with other members of QE’s Sports Management Team as they move forward with the project.

Maddy, (17) speaks about the links that have been made:

“These links are fantastic, not only for the schools, but for us as well. We have been given the opportunity to complete genuine real life work and the schools have been really enthusiastic, following through with the aims of the project.  I have really enjoyed seeing the work of the SSMT in action in the schools.”

St Francis Xavier and Sedgefield schools are the next to be involved. Pupils will attend another workshop at QE where they too will learn how a successful student sport management team works and how they can increase student-led sport in their own schools.

If you would like to know more about the work of QE’s Student Sport Management Team, you can visit @QEStudentSport on Twitter, or email  QueenElizabethSSMT@gmail.com