Issue 18
Monday, 10 October 2016
Charles Darwin University
Mr Bill Adams:
Mr Bill Adams: "I’ll visit each student at least once a day for assessment"

Students lend a hand at Masters Games

By Patrick Nelson

Several Charles Darwin University students have begun to perform important “behind-the-scenes” roles at the Alice Springs Masters Games, which started at the weekend.

Trainer Bill Adams said that 15 Sport and Recreation students were volunteering as scorers, time-keepers and database technicians at the week-long sporting festival.

“They are hard at work supporting the tennis, softball, basketball, swimming and table tennis competitions,” Mr Adams said.

“The hands-on experience will help them formalise the practical elements of the certificate course they are enrolled in, as well as providing an important service for the clients.

“The course is designed to give students an introduction to some of the multi-skilled roles and activities within the sport and recreation industry and prepare them for further study.”

Mr Adams said the students were enrolled at CDU through the VET for Secondary Schools program.

“I’ll be visiting each student at least once a day as part of the assessment process and to make sure they’re doing the job required of them.”

Mr Adams said this was the fifth Masters Games that he’d been involved with.

“In addition to my assessment duties with the students, I’m also a volunteer as a sports trainer officer at the netball.

“It’s one way of giving something back to sport,” he said.