Fife College and Fife College Students' Association sign the Scottish Student Sports Award at the College’s Dunfermline Campus.  Pictured are, front row, left to right, Carol Hunter, Fife College Students’ Association President, Hugh Hall, Principal of Fife College.  Back row, left to right, Martin Kelly, Director of Student Experience, Gloria Laurini, Students’ Association Student Engagement Coordinator, Stew Fowlie, Chief Operating Officer at Scottish Student Sport, Mark Goodall, Curriculum Manager for Sport and Fitness, Eilidh Paterson, Tayside, Fife and Grampian Regional Development Coordinator at Scottish Student Sport.

Fife College Principal, Hugh Hall and Fife College Students’ Association President, Carol Hunter confirmed Fife College's commitment to sport by signing up for the College Sport Award. 

Fife College have signed up to the self-improvement framework which supports Universities and Colleges to provide physical activity and sport opportunities to their students, staff and communities.

The 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.

Speaking at the launch of the Award at Fife College's Dunfermline Campus the Principal of Fife College Hugh Hall said:

“I firmly believe we have one of the best Students’ Associations in Scotland here at Fife College and both the College and the Association are committed to working together to deliver excellent opportunities and support to our students. 

“We are therefore delighted to sign the College Sport Award which will help us provide excellent physical activity and sport opportunities for our students.  We look forward to working closely with Scottish Student Sport to promote physical activity and sport across the College.”   

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

'It is marvellous to be here at Fife College as they begin their College Sport Award journey. There is genuine integration of effort across the College and the Student Association and it is great to see that there is a shared commitment to physical activity and sport. The whole SSS team look forward to supporting Fife College as they progress purposefully through the Award over the years to come.”

In January, Scottish Student Sport’s Tayside, Fife and Grampian Regional Development Coordinator, Eilidh Paterson held a productive meeting with the College’s Martin Kelly (Director of Student Experience and Engagement), Craig Walker (Fife College Students’ Association Manager) and Gloria Laurini (Fife College Students’ Association Student Engagement Coordinator) which ended with the confirmation that Fife College will pledge to join the College Sport Award.

The next stage for Fife College will be to achieve the entry level of the College Sport Award – whereupon they will receive £500 worth of equipment from SSS – and then begin working towards the Bronze level.

For more information about Sport and Fitness courses available at Fife College visit our course pages or call the Fife College hotline on 0334 248 0115.