We believe that sport plays an integral role in the development of all young people. It leads to improved fitness, health and well-being, concentration span, attitude and academic achievement. Most importantly, however, we believe sport can give our young people experiences they would not otherwise have.

In order to enable our young people to experience the most wide-ranging opportunities possible, we run the “BIG 3” programme. The BIG 3 centres around three sports – Rowing, Volleyball and Karate – which we believe contribute to this trust-wide focus on improving the lives of the students in our care. These sports offer students with different skills and natural abilities, the opportunity to try something completely different and to rise to the very top of their sport as young athletes.

Volleyball at Gorse

In memory of Ruth Gorse, a highly respected PE teacher and player at Leeds Volleyball Club, The Ruth Gorse Academy and Leeds Volleyball Club created a partnership to launch an extracurricular volleyball programme. As the initial programme was successful, volleyball quickly spread across the Trust resulting in In The GORSE Volleyball Club. Volleyball is now part of the PE curriculum for years 3-11, and is supported by extracurricular clubs at each academy. Specialist Coach and Leeds Director of Youth Development and Inclusion, Elaine Brown, oversees The Gorse Volleyball Club and ensures each student across the Trust has an opportunity to give volleyball a go!


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Volleyball and Karate update

Volleyball - Coach Brown. Cornacchia World Cup - Pordenone, Italy From 28 March through 2 April, Leeds Gorse Volleyball Club send top players to represent Leeds and England at the 42nd Cornacchia World Volleyball Cup in Pordenone, Italy. Half of these players were GORSE students who have committed wholeheartedly to the…

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