Students kick back with kids

Children in Buxton are receiving specialist sports coaching from University of Derby Buxton students as part of a new scheme.

Andrew Day, 23, of Birmingham, and Tom Rowlands, 22, of Cannock who are both in the second year of Sports Coaching and Development Joint Honours degrees, have been delivering the sport coaching sessions at Buxton Community School after securing coaching roles with Stockport County Football Club in the Community.

The opportunity came about through the University’s commitment to providing real world learning opportunities for its students.

The children, aged nine to 16, receive specialist coaching on football skills such as passing and shooting at GOALZ, a Wednesday evening session dedicated to football and coaching on a range of sports.