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Students Host Primary Lacrosse Festival
Lancaster & Morecambe College Sports Leader students organised and supported the Lancaster and Morecambe Primary Schools Lacrosse Festival which was hosted at LMC’s excellent 3G pitch facility.
Six primary schools competed in the Lacrosse Festival including Slyne with Hest, St Peters, Silverdale, Moorside, Arkholme and St. Helens Overton. The competition was a round robin format with the top two teams qualifying for the North of England Lacrosse Championships.
LMC sports leaders assisted in the delivery of a successful competitive tournament. The students welcomed the primary school children, organised the game schedule, kept the scores, timing and recorded the results. The students also announced the results and thanked the teams for coming.
The eventual winners were Slyne with Hest who had a fast athletic team that defended well with St Peter's as runners up. Both schools have qualified for the next round of the North of England Lacrosse Championships.
LMC Sports Leaders had previously completed a Lacrosse training course which was delivered by Mike Orme, Lacrosse Development Officer. This prepared the students to organise, instruct and deliver a successful Lacrosse tournament whilst following the correct rules & regulations of the sport.
Mike Orme, Lacrosse Development Officer said about the LMC Sport Leaders ‘They were a credit to the college, they ensured the competition was a success’.
LMC Sport Tutor Jayne Roper said ‘the event was a great way for students to experience the organisation and running of an event and in a new sporting discipline. It provided the students with essential real life opportunities to develop their Employability Skills in a sports event setting to enhance their future career aspirations’.
This activity is just one of the ways that Sport students at LMC can gain essential experience and Employability Skills to support their career progression pathways. These opportunities include European Visits to Lanzarote for warm weather training & coaching, France for skiing and snowboard coaching and Holland for coaching and cultural exchanges.
Students also have the opportunity to gain their Football Association Level 1 Coaching in Football qualification with Lancashire FA. They use their qualification to coach sessions for school children in the local community, achieve employment in the LMC Community Sports Centre & work in a range of sports leisure centres.
Sports students also have the opportunity to participate in a range of sports sessions including tag rugby & cricket sessions. These are delivered by our partnerships with Steven Jamieson from Lancashire Schools Sports Partnership and Steve Pemberton, the Lancaster Cricket Development Officer. Sport students can study on a range of courses at LMC which are matched to their academic ability and career pathways. These include Level 1 in Sport, NCFE Level 2 & Level 3 in Sport, BTEC Level 3 Diplomas in Sport and Sports Science, BTEC HND Level 4/5 in Sports Coaching and BTEC HND Level 4/5 in Exercise, Health & Injury Prevention.
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