We have a formidable team in the county of Kent. Our coaches have forged links within the school network and wider community, and whilst the school summer holidays are here, the team are keeping busy.
Fishing for Schools Coach Warren White explains.
While the School Summer holidays is a break from our school work, this is the start of our work with mental health and disability groups in the region. Our Kent coaches are also busy with junior events; David Evans runs a fishing coaching event for Gravesham Council, at Shorne Country Park , which starts this Thursday. It’s a popular annual event that is always over-subscribed. Our coaches also help Brian Bailey at Hadlow College to deliver junior coaching events at Grove Farm, run for The Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. On Tuesday we start sessions with Choice Support, a charity supporting people with autism, learning disabilities and mental health needs.
We also recently returned to Trevor Gibbens Unit ( NHS ). Over the years I have got to know Gary, who is now out in the community. What a great lad he is and a terrific fisherman; he has now got up to Level 4 Cast Award, which is really good achievement. His ambition is to become a fishing coach and work with people from a military background, as Gary was in the Army himself.
He would make a terrific Angling coach and as he says himself, it would be great to give something back.
This is what Fishing for Schools is all about.