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Sports students kick off coaching camps in India


Sports students from the University of Wolverhampton travelled to India to run training camps for girls from disadvantaged backgrounds at a school in Jaipur.

The six Institute of Sport students spent two weeks in Jaipur running fun coaching sessions for a group of girls who have had little experience of organised sport.

They also coached male and female school groups at Neerja Modi School (NMS) during the trip.

The students, who are studying sports coaching, physical education and exercise and health degrees at the Walsall Campus, were joined by Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching, Dr Shaun Galloway.

Dr Chris Sellars, Deputy Director of the Institute of Sport, who organised the programme, said: “This presented a wonderful opportunity for sport students from across the sport courses to visit a new country, immerse themselves in the culture, offer something to young people whilst developing their own coaching and transferrable skills. This is the second year the Institute of Sport has offered this programme with NMS; students last year reported the experience was truly life-changing.

“I hope this sort of opportunity will continue to be part of the sport ‘offer’ as it represents a wonderful chance to experience something exciting and challenging, whilst developing skills that will enhance students’ employability and open their eyes to a world of possibilities.”

Student Philip Wolfe said: “What an experience! Having the opportunity to work with kids at Neerja Modi School was so rewarding as the girls we taught were so enthusiastic about playing and learning sports.”

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Pictures: Sports students from the University of Wolverhampton running training camps in Jaipur.

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Date Issued: Tuesday, 07 February 2017

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