D&A College create brand new sports union

Pictured is Craig Nicoll

Pictured is Craig Nicoll

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D&A College are showing their commitment to sports and wellbeing with the creation of sports union.

They are only the second college to adopt the sports union model which offers students at Kingsway, Gardyne and Arbroath campuses the chance to get involved in all forms of sport and physical activity.

Co-ordinating the work of the sports union is Craig Nicoll, who has taken up the role of sport and wellbeing officer at the college.

While Craig (23) is looking forward to working with established sports teams at college including the football, volleyball, rugby, and trampoline squads, he is keen to encourage new sports and other activities.

Craig studied sports coaching and development at the Arbroath campus. He went on to gain an honours degree in sports coaching. Talking about his role, he said: “Apart from the positive health impact associated with sport, I’m a huge believer in the more intangible benefits of sport, for instance the social side of being involved with like-minded people and the links that have been perceived between health and academic success.”

He added: “My aim is to establish a culture for sport and exercise around D&A College and to help the college gain recognition as a leading institution when it comes to sport and wellbeing.