Lions visit Sports Coaching students

There has been an increase and demand for junior and beginner sports coaches in schools and private clubs in South Africa. After identifying this need, the Sparrow FET College along with one of its partners has introduced a Sports Coaching programme at NQF 4, which officially commenced on 27 June 2016.


As a way to boost morale, the new students were thrilled to get a visit from the Lions Rugby Union’s junior team as part of their community outreach programme. The students had the opportunity to meet, greet and film with the team for Lion’s official television show, Pride of Jozi, which airs on SuperSport TV. “We are really excited to be here and helping motivate these young people. We hope that we can help bridge the inequality gaps and inspire these students to go and gain employment,” says Lions For Life Creative Director, Michelle Diamond.


The programme will be facilitated by the Sparrow Schools Educational Trust’s Head of Sports, Liam Gallagher. “I am really looking forward to working  with these candidates and developing them into potential top level coaches of the future, who will give back to the community and teach our future sporting stars,” says Gallagher.


The purpose of the programme is to train and develop sports coaches which will operate in the sport and physical education environment. The programme will provide access to further training in sports coaching education and international accreditation towards a professional career in a chosen sporting code.

This new programme addition follows the introduction of the Business Administration programme in January. The College prides itself in being able to grow and expand against tough economic conditions when unemployment remains rife in South Africa.

For more information on this programme and other offerings at the Sparrow FET College or to book an assessment, contact 011 482 4410 or email

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