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Coaching and volunteering opportunities

iSt Mary’s University deliver an award-winning development programme for students. In July 2018 we were named as the winner of the Workforce Programme of the Year at the BUCS awards for our extensive work in supporting students to develop their skills and experience through sport.

Did you know...

Research has shown that graduate employers identify a clear link between participation in university sport and the skills that are of the highest value to their company. The research also evidenced that on average those who engaged with sport at university earn an average of £5,824 per annum more than those who did not.  The Impact of Engagement in Sport on Graduate Employability


SIMMSactive

SIMMSactive is St Mary’s University recreational sports programme that delivers inclusive and enjoyable weekly sessions to the student body, as well as hosts key annual events such as ‘Simmie Girls Can’.

Over the last few years, the SIMMSactive has continued to diversify the activities delivered, whilst trying to engage as many students as possible; in 2018/19 SIMMSactive engaged over 300 students in sport and/or physical activity throughout the year.

We now have three committee positions within the programme:

Our incredible student activators oversee the delivery of our weekly sessions:

If you’re interested in any of the positions detailed above, please click on the role title above for further information on how to apply! If you’d like to get involved in any other capacity or if you have any questions, please email alex.turnbull@stmarys.ac.uk.


SIMMSport coaching

SIMMSport is our flagship children's sports programme, delivering over 25 coaching sessions per week on campus to 1,000 children aged 4-15. In 2018/19, over 50 students were involved in the delivery of these sessions, coming from a wide range of sporting backgrounds.

Roles are available to students irrespective of their previous experience, with a number of paid coaching roles available for those students with the relevant qualifications and experience.

Roles available within our SIMMSport programme:

If you’re interested in any of the positions detailed above, please click on the role title above for further information on how to apply! If you’d like to get involved in any other capacity or if you have any questions, please email rowan.axe1@stmarys.ac.uk.


Coaching bursary

Development opportunities for individuals are central to the sporting offer at St Mary's and we have a vast array of opportunities for students to gain qualifications and experience whilst enhancing their employability.

Throughout the year, bursaries of up to £300 are available to students for coaching, refereeing and other sporting qualifications. The scheme provides funding to students in return for deployment within the St Mary's programmes or in the community. 

More information about the Coaching Bursary - and our other sport scholarships - can be found in the Scholarships and Bursaries section.


Coaching Scholarship

Our coaching scholarship is in place to help those students of higher coaching ability that are looking to develop and enhance their coaching skills.

This programme will provide individual support, including funding towards further development, regular meetings with the Sports Development Team, and mentoring to a select group of individuals.

Applications will be open from 8th September 2019 to 2nd February 2020. More information can be found here.