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News: National award for top volunteer Caitlin

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Caitlin Wheat, a sport student at Nottingham College has been named the Association of College’s national Sport Volunteer of the month for March. 

17-year-old Caitlin was nominated by College Sport Manager Diane Garfield. Diane nominated her for all the work she has done during the academic year, and in particular leading a team to deliver PE to 30 primary school children and delivering a range of sport sessions for students with learning difficulties and/​or disabilities. 

After completing her Level 2 course, Caitlin plans to stay at College and study at Level 3 before applying to university. 

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I am very excited and pleased about this award, it’s a great achievement for me! Volunteering is something which I enjoy and will continue to do as I go on to a career within sport. 

 — Caitlin Wheat

The AoC Sport Leadership Academy is a programme designed to increase and diversify the college volunteer workforce and support and complement existing college leadership and volunteering programmes.

The National Volunteer of the month initiative is for students from AoC Sport Leadership Academy colleges, to recognise the contribution student volunteers make to sport and physical activity. The nominations are assessed on three criteria; being a positive role model, commitment to volunteering and the impact they have on sport and physical activity in the college and/​or community. 

As a reward for her efforts, Caitlin will receive a £20 gift voucher and a certificate. 

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  • 17th April 2020 (11:22 AM)
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