Studying – Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development
After winning a team bronze medal for cross country at the AoC Sport National Championships in April 2022, Daniel Hartill is now determined to return next year with the football team.
“The national championships are a great experience for student athletes,” said Daniel.
“You’re competing with the best of the best. Being there in 2023 with the football team would be a way to recognise all our hard work and dedication.”
Having developed coaching skills through his Level 3 qualification, his career plans involve progression to a sports degree with a view to becoming a PE teacher.
“The college has been good at raising awareness of different careers within sport,” said Daniel. “I’d previously delivered training sessions at my secondary school. Now I do independent sessions. I’ve improved a lot in this role and become a better student all round.
“Concentration was something I used to struggle with, but I’ve been shown ways to help me focus which have really helped.”
A love of sport is what continues to drive Daniel towards performing at his best as an athlete and student then making a success of his future career.
“A job isn’t a job unless you enjoy it,” continued Daniel.
“When I come into college, I’m doing what I love in terms of training at the highest level and being around people who want to win as much as I do.
“I’ll follow these principles whenever I can.”