Members of the Sports Volunteering Scheme

TCL supports school sports initiative in Exeter

Transition Consulting Limited (TCL) sponsor Exeter’s Sports Volunteering Scheme, helping to support and develop local young people. Students at the University of Exeter are volunteering in schools throughout the Exeter area with the University’s Sports Volunteering Scheme.

Matt Upston, PE Teacher at St Luke’s Science and Sports College, commented on the initiative, “The project's partnership between the Schools and University of Exeter students has encouraged development of the skills and opportunities of all involved. The students are really positive role models for our pupils and encourage an active lifestyle beyond curriculum PE lessons.”

The scheme offers students a chance to coach a sport of their choice and prior to entering schools; they are given training on how to deliver coaching to children. As well as looking great on a CV, after completing 10 hours of coaching, students are able to claim a payment or subsidy for a formal coaching qualification of their choice.

The scheme is generously sponsored by TCL, who have strong links to the University with an office based within the grounds.  TCL wanted to support the scheme because of its avid interest in the development of young people and recognition of the project’s positive impact in the community. Stewart Noakes, Chairman of TCL, commented that “It was an easy choice for us to sponsor the Sports Volunteering Scheme. We are an organisation that is passionate about developing people and helping them to unlock their potential – qualities which this scheme encourages from both school pupils and University students alike.”

Date: 2 December 2011