Why sport matters to George Farrington

Kent Sport asked why sport matters. George Farrington submitted one of the winning entries and this is his story.

George is a second year history and politics student. He is a keen golfer, playing since the age of 14, he has a handicap of three and works part time at the Kings Hill golf club pro shop.  He is also a member of a gym near to where he lives and recently completed a half marathon.

He said “Sport matters to me because it enables me to focus in on improving myself in many ways including the sports that I play, it also has a positive effect on other areas of my life such as communication! I have worked in sport for the past four years and it has changed me for the better.”

We wish George every success for the future.

It is obvious sport matters to all those who provided feedback and has helped to change their lives for the better. Furthermore recent research by BUCS proved that sport has a positive impact on graduate employability and shows the current average salary of graduates who engaged in sport is £32,552 compared with £26,728 for those who do not.

More than just earning power the study shows 51% of graduates say sporting involvement has helped them develop teamwork skills and leadership qualities in the workplace.

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