Students will be the stars in FVC and Galaxy Sports link-up

FVC and Galaxy Sports MoU

Students will be the stars in FVC and Galaxy Sports link-up

Sport and Fitness students in the Forth Valley area look set to move into a winning position, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Forth Valley College and Galaxy Sports.

The partnership will allow all students on the College’s Sports courses to work collaboratively with Galaxy Sports in live work experience situations.  This partnership will support students in work placements and enhance their learning experience. The partnership will provide Galaxy Sports with access to a skilled volunteer base and enhance the promotion and operation of their sport and fitness related events within the local community.

FVC Principal Dr Ken Thomson and Stephen Barr Managing Director of Galaxy Sports were both on the ball at the College’s Falkirk Campus on Thursday 3 March to sign the deal that will help the two organisation reach their goals in the months to come.

Dr Ken Thomson, said:

“Galaxy Sports have built up an excellent reputation for providing high quality sports coaching in the Falkirk area over the last few years and we are delighted to sign this Memorandum of Understanding to further strengthen our links with them. Our Sport and Fitness students are definitely going to benefit from working closely with Galaxy Sports who are very professional in their approach at all levels of their operations.”

Stephen Barr, Managing Director of Galaxy Sports, said:

“We are over the moon to have officially signed off on the partnership between FVC and Galaxy Sports. These are exciting times for Galaxy Sports as the business is growing from strength to strength.

“We are delighted to be able to offer students from the local community volunteer placements within the various areas of Galaxy Sports. We hope that as a team we can work closely with the college to ensure that we are helping students reach their full potential and at the same time giving them invaluable experiences of what it is like to work within their chosen field.”

Hannah Ritchie, Head of FVC’s Department of Care, Health and Sport added:

“It’s a privilege and a great opportunity to now be so closely allied to an inspirational organisation such as Galaxy Sports. Working together to improve skills and fitness matches our joint local and national aspirations and I know that we will achieve these much more fully together in partnership. 

“This has certainly raised the bar at Forth Valley College and I know that our sports staff and students in particular, look forward to realising the potential this exciting new venture offers in the years to come.”

Chris Horne, Curriculum Manager for Care, Health and Sport added:

“It’s really rewarding for the college to see learning turn full circle, as some of our ex-students, now working at Galaxy Sports, will be passing on their knowledge to the next generation of FVC Sports and Fitness students.”


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