Sports Leadership Academy Launched :: Bishop Burton College

Sports Leadership Academy Launched

Bishop Burton lead the way in Yorkshire after becoming region's first Sport's Leadership Academy.

Bishop Burton College was today announced as the region’s first accredited Leadership Academy.

Sports Leaders UK launched the Leadership Academy initiative which is a scheme to recognise and encourage good practise throughout the United Kingdom by accrediting centres who 'go the extra mile' with an official Leadership Academy status.

"Many different sorts of organisations deliver our awards and qualifications", said Michaela Hutchings, Operations Director for Sports Leaders UK. "Some of these have taken the Sports Leaders UK ethos and made it the very foundation of what they do, developing a range of creative ideas which go beyond the learning from our leadership awards and qualifications. We want these centres to be held up as role models for best practice."

Bishop Burton College will act as a beacon of good practise to other organisations in their local area, offering a curriculum that is so much more than 'just a sports leadership course' . The College not only delivers Sports Leaders UK's awards and qualifications with high levels of success and enthusiasm, but also has a positive impact on the local community through its package of initiatives that motivate and inspire people to take part in sports leadership and volunteering programmes.

Organisations are carefully selected and invited to apply for Leadership Academy status by Sports Leaders UK regional teams. A written application must then be submitted using the Sports Leaders UK Leadership Academy Application Form. The application will then be assessed by the Sports Leaders UK Leadership Academy Approval Panel.