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News: Sport stu­dent Riley named Young Leader of the Year by Not­ting­hamshire Police.

Riley Morton photo credit: Nottinghamshire Police
Riley Morton photo credit: Nottinghamshire Police

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.

Riley Morton with Gary Horsley

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. 

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  • 19th May 2022 (2:54 PM)
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