The Mintridge Foundation – Sporting Leaders programme

On 6th November, 24 students from Yrs10 – 13 had the opportunity to be involved in a new programme for young aspiring sporting leaders. This initiative has been set up by Alex Wallace (nee Paske) (OG) from the Mintridge Foundation.

The programme was delivered by Bob Reeves, former Director of Sport at Bristol University and past England Rugby (RFU) President, alongside Eboni Usoro-Brown, England Netball and Mintridge sporting ambassador.

The three groups, based in bubbles with Mr Adams, Mr Pienaar and Mr Cowan, were presented ideas about leadership and given tasks throughout the presentation ranging from; what is a good leader, who stands out as an effective leader, behaviour characteristics required for good leadership and a personal reflection of their leadership qualities and areas to focus upon to improve.

It was a really beneficial experience for all involved and there are three further sessions planned through the remainder of this academic year. A peer mentorship programme will be set up to share ideas and discuss the principles of leadership.