Netballer, Naomi, volunteers her way to new skills

Naomi Adigun, 18, gained extra qualifications by taking part in the Enhancing Student Employability Programme (ESEP).

Thanks to a sports volunteering programme alongside her course at The Manchester College, Naomi is on her way to a great opportunity with England Netball. She’s volunteered on a number of sports projects, giving her great experiences and an additional qualification in netball coaching.

The ESEP gives students sports volunteering opportunities, which can lead to qualifications and employment. Naomi volunteered as a table official at the Manchester School Games Secondary Athletics Competitions, and refereed at the Key Stage 4 Girls’ Football competition. She gave her lunchtimes at college to promoting our netball sessions, encouraging more students to get involved.

I liked volunteering at the athletics

Naomi said: ‘I liked volunteering at the athletics. It’s a great event and I liked helping with the results.

In return for Naomi’s volunteering hours she gained a UKCC Level 1 Award in Coaching Netball and a DBS check (needed for working with young and vulnerable people).

Naomi studies at The Manchester College on a Level 3 sport and exercise science course, after completing her Level 2 last year. She plans to work towards her Level 2 Award in Coaching Netball. She has been asked to support Becky Smith, the Netball Development Community Coach for England Netball, a fantastic opportunity. 

Naomi Adigun

Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science