Peterborough Regional College launches new sport project

Sport at Peterborough Regional College
Sport at Peterborough Regional College

A new sport development project has been launched at Peterborough Regional College in the hope of increasing student participation in sport.

Sport England, primary funders of the College Sport Maker post at the college, have invested up to £17 million over five years on a national level to create 150 full time sports development professionals working in the further education sector.

Christopher Bryden, the College Sport Maker at Peterborough Regional College said: “There has never been a better time for students at PRC to get involved in sport. We’ve just come out of the most successful and inspiring year of sport (2012) that the UK has ever witnessed and as a result, the opportunities to get involved at a local level have never been greater.”

In addition to building sustainable relationships with National Governing Bodies of Sport and LIVING Sport, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough’s County Sport Partnership, the post also hopes to work with local community sport providers in the Peterborough area.

Chris added: “In order for our students to continue participating in sport, it is of the upmost importance that appropriate relationships are in place with community clubs to signpost students to continue their sporting lifestyle.”

Any local community organisation wishing to work with Peterborough Regional College is urged to contact Chris by calling 01733-762151 or e-mailing chris.bryden@peterborough.ac.uk