Grimsby Institute proves its Matchfit with Uniformed Public Services and Sport

The finals of a number of Matchfit competitions have taken place at the Grimsby Institute including Public Services, 7-a-side Football, Netball, Fitness Training and Sports Exercise.

Level 2 & 3 learners from the Grimsby Institute’s Sports and Uniformed Public Services courses triumphed winning 1st Place in the Public Services Challenge, the Fitness Challenge and Fitness Instructor competitions and 2nd Place in Netball and 7-a-side Football.

Jack Scarr, Project Manager for Matchfit Skills, said: “Matchfit are skills competitions that take place across the Yorkshire & Humber regions. All colleges, Sixth Forms and Apprenticeship providers can take part and they each have internal heats, with the successful learners going through to the Final.

“Every year colleges will bid to hold the finals and we have chosen the Grimsby Institute, which has been fantastic. Grimsby Institute Uniformed Public Services Tutor, Albert Williams and Sports Maker, Matt Bloomer, have done all of the organisation and I really want to thank them and all of the staff and learners who have helped out to make this so successful.”

18-year-old Rebekah Myers is nearing completion of a Level 3 Uniformed Public Services course and was part of the team of the Grimsby Institute learners who won the Matchfit Public Services Challenge 2015.

Rebekah said: “We’ve been training for a long while so it feels really good and worthwhile that we have won. We’ve been practicing drill and tug of war to help us work well as a team and under pressure.

“I’m joining the Royal Navy for Phase 1 training in Mine Warfare in October and training at the event has really taught me a lot about teamwork.”

Albert WiIliams, Tutor for Uniformed Public Services at the Institute, added: “The learners that have taken part today are going to be able to use the things they have learnt today on their CVs and for evidence when they go for interviews; team building, encouragement of each other and the development of those essential team skills. I wish all of the learners the very best for their futures for they are, as we always call our learners, tomorrow’s heroes.”