Sports Careers Day held at St Patrick’s College Banbridge
Ulster GAA, The Irish Football Association, and Ulster Rugby delivered a Sports Careers Day event yesterday for BTEC Sport students at St Patrick’s College, Banbridge.
The focus of the day was based around highlighting the variety of career paths there are in sport and how young people can give themselves the best possible opportunity as they look towards their future.
Each participant took part in a short mock interview for a job within the sports industry which included PE Teaching, Sports Development, Coaching, Sports Science and Fitness Instructing. An overview was provided about the Sports Inspire Award and the benefits it may offer the young people in giving added value to their CVs. To conclude the event the Development Officers from each code shared their career journeys to date highlighting the challenges they have encountered as well as providing key advice for the young people to take away.
Many thanks to Mr Niall Donnelly at St Patrick’s College for facilitating the event and to Sarah Aiken from the ABC Council Sports Development Team for assisting on the day.
This event was delivered under the Department for Communities programme, Sport – A Home for Lifelong Volunteering.