£50,000 sports win

Tuesday 23 December 2014

Bedford College is leading the way on a major sporting initiative which will involve 1,000s of young people across Bedfordshire.

The project was launched with an inter-college tournament in the grounds of Old Warden Park in Central Bedfordshire, home to Shuttleworth College, part of Bedford College.

Taking part were Luton Sixth Form, Central Beds and Barnfield Colleges with students playing football, netball, basketball and more. There were also classes in rock climbing, dance and cheerleading.

The launch was a result of a successful bid to Sports England for nearly £50,000 over three years to engage more young people in action-packed activities. The Shuttleworth College venue was ideal as it offers facilities for a wide range of outdoor sporting activities.

The aim of the scheme is to incentivise sporty students to become “activators” and coach others in their favourite games during 2015.

Football at Shuttleworth College