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Team Sports

At KEC, we have a number of sports teams that you can be involved with. All teams compete in the AoC West Midlands leagues and participate in regional / national cup competitions every Wednesday afternoon and have training every Tuesday morning. Friendship, challenge, enjoyment, personal health, camaraderie; the benefits of sport speaks for themselves. Even so, KEC students will often boast that being a member of a sports team has been a highlight of their time here at the college.

Teams we run at KEC:

Football (Men’s)
Football (Women’s)
Rugby Union

Participating in a team sport will be highly beneficial for maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle whilst studying. Being a member of a sports team provides an excellent way to engage in the life of the college community. Beyond social and health benefits, there is also a huge potential for personal development whilst taking part in sport at college level.

7 key career skills you pick up from sport:

  1. Teamwork: Learning to work with others and appreciating how different talents can contribute to one goal is essential in every workplace and industry.
  2. Leadership: The ability to inspire, motivate and lead your colleagues; these are skills that are always in demand. 3.Time Management: Juggling daily training sessions with the demands of lectures, seminars and coursework (as well as maintaining a social life!) act as essential practice for maintaining a work- life balance in the ‘real world’.
  3. Competition & Sportsmanship: A drive for success is sought by every employer and found in all athletes. However, learning to accept loss is a much tougher lesson, but can be much more valuable, whether that teaches you to brush off rejection or learn from your mistakes.
  4. Handling Pressure: Not all careers are high stress, companies always value an individual capable of coping when times get tough; whether that be staying calm in an interview or meeting a deadline.
  5. Management & Responsibility: Maintaining club numbers are just some of the tasks required and providing a brilliant environment to develop relationship skills and develop self-motivation and management of discipline.
  6. Commitment: It’s that grit, determination and focus given by all athletes to their sport that is valued so highly by

Research by British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) has found that graduates who participated in sports [at university] earn on average 18% more than their non-sporting counterparts

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