A school which employs KLC as Media Consultant has launched its very own angling club.
Following on from the success of the new BTec qualification in fish husbandry among students, Greensward Academy Angling Club has been set up in conjunction with the Angling Development Board.
And the club has already organised its debut event – the first Essex county championships on July 19.
Mike Salisbury, who has set up the club, said: “As we have been active in promoting angling activities for some time now, the logical next step is to form an official angling club.
“We hope to receive Clubmark accreditation from the Angling Development Board which will bring numerous benefits, including the possibility of additional funding for our angling activities. We will then also be able to train more angling coaches. So far, other members of staff, sixth formers and volunteers have stepped forward to help.”
Students at the school, in Greensward Lane, Hockley, have been signing up for the year-long BTec course, taking the opportunity to delve deeper into their favourite sport and earn a qualification equivalent to one GCSE.
The new angling club is open to students of all ages and will entitle them to 20 per cent off the price of day tickets at Churchgate Lakes, Battlesbridge, priority places on fishing trips, access to qualified coaches and a bi-monthly drop-in session for angling advice and the opportunity to take part in competitive matches against other schools and clubs.