Fife College and Fife College Students’ Association (FCSA) have reached a significant milestone level of the Scottish Student Sport’s College Sport Award.

The College and the FCSA signed up for the College Sport Award last year to confirm the College’s commitment to sport.

Scottish Student Sport’s College Sport Award is a self-improvement framework which supports Universities and Colleges to provide physical activity and sport opportunities to their students, staff and communities.

The achievement of the ‘training towards’ level entitles the College to a £500 reward to buy sporting equipment. 

The College has used the fund to buy both badminton and boccia, a precision ball sport, equipment with the hope to increase sport involvement and inclusivity at the college.  

The College Sport Award is a key project of Scottish Student Sport (SSS) and is part of their drive to build a world class system for physical activity and student sport. The Award is supported by the Scottish Funding Council, and is endorsed by sportscotland and the College Development Network.

The College are now working towards achieving the Bronze level of the award scheme which comes with a further monetary award for more sport equipment. 

Craig Walker, FCSA Manager, said: “We are delighted to have reached this milestone of the College Sport Award.  The programme is helping us as we work to provide many new physical activity and sport opportunities for students and staff across the college.      

“This achievement is very much down to the brilliant work of our Sports, Societies, and Events Coordinator, Kirsten Mullen, who has played a key role in driving forward our new sports club programme since she joined the FCSA team last September.

“We look forward to continuing to work closely with Scottish Student Sport as we work towards the next level of the award.”

Scottish Student Sport’s Chief Operating Officer, Stew Fowlie said:

“It is wonderful to note Fife College’s progress within the SSS College Sport Award, demonstrating a genuine commitment to sport and physical activity at the College. The Student Association has shown great ambition and drive to make activity part of everyday college life, and this has been met with strong leadership and support from the College senior management.

“It is a pleasure to celebrate this milestone with them today and be able to make the gift of sports equipment for use by all in the College community. Well done to all at FCSA & Fife College - and here’s to your continued progress through the SSS College Sport Award.”

To find out more about sport and fitness courses on offer at Fife College call 03442480115 or visit our sport and fitness course pages.  

Photograph: (l to r, back row) Jade Burnett, FCSA President (Welfare & Equality), Hugh Hall, Fife College Principal and Stew Fowlie Chief Operating Officer at Scottish Student Sport, (l to r, front row) Gloria Laurini, FCSA Student Engagement Coordinator, Kirsten Mullen, FCSA Sports, Societies and Events Coordinator and Eilidh Paterson, Tayside, Fife and Grampian Regional Development Coordinator at Scottish Student Sport are pictured at Fife College’s Dunfermline Campus.