This article will inform you about the UP for Sport scheme at the University of Portsmouth.

The UP for Sport scheme establishes routes for staff and students to share their existing sporting skills by setting up appropriate volunteer coaching opportunities. Volunteers are encouraged to undertake appropriate National Governing Body coaching and officiating awards, thereby gaining formal qualifications as a result of their coaching activities.

We aim to utilise the coaching potential of students in a way which benefits the reputation of the University and simultaneously helps us to build links with the local community.

The Scheme has the following key objectives:

Engage with local community:

To establish and develop links with community groups and give members of the community the opportunity to access the University sports facilities.

Sports Development:

We aim to support sports development within Portsmouth, to identify and help to fill gaps in sports provision, and to provide competitive opportunities where possible.

Coaching and Leadership:

We will strive to develop leadership, coaching and officiating programmes to help staff and students gain appropriate skills and qualifications to enhance their future role within the sporting community.

Raising aspirations:

We want to deliver aspiration-raising activities to disadvantaged groups in the community.

For more information about the scheme, please visit the UP for Sport website.

For more information on sports at the University, visit the Sport Portsmouth website


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