First year sport student Riley Morton was amongst six extraordinary young people who have been celebrated at a special awards ceremony organised by Nottinghamshire Police.
The ‘Live Our Best Life Awards’ are aimed at shining a light on inspiring youngsters from across Nottinghamshire who have shown incredible resilience, selflessness or have done something inspirational throughout the last year.
17-year-old Riley, from Clifton was named the ‘Young Leader of the Year’ for his work as a coach at Step Out Stay Out, an organisation that creates a motivational environment using football as a tool for keeping young people out of the vicious circle of crime and offending.
He won the award for demonstrating how he leads by example as a role model to his peers and other young people.
Riley, who has used the knowledge he’s learned during his sports course to take on several coaching roles tells us how his confidence has improved and how he plans to stay at college and progress to a higher-level sports course this September.
I work for Step Out Stay Out who are based in Clifton and was nominated for the award by the Head Coach there.
My sports course has helped me to gain lots more confidence and knowledge about many different sports and I have been able to apply what I’ve learned to my leadership and coaching roles.
I am coming back to college in September to study a Level 2 course and plan to get my level 2 football coaching badge too.— Riley Morton
Sports courses at Nottingham College
A course with us will open up an exciting range of careers. For example, our students have gone on to become personal trainers, PE teachers, nutritionists, leisure managers, professional sports coaches and even professional athletes.
You can choose from pathways in Sports Development, Fitness, Training, Coaching, PE Teaching and Elite Sports Performance. You’ll benefit from a well-rounded educational and sporting experience that can lead directly into an exciting career, or to university-level study.