Activator of the Month (April): Katie Millar

Congratulations to our Activator of the Month, Katie Millar, our Tennis Activator! Katie Millar

Katie is currently in her final year of university studying Creative and Media Writing. As Tennis Activator, she has successfully coordinated three ‘Beginners Tennis’ courses and one ‘Returners’ course over the last two terms.

During these courses, she engaged a total of 35 new participants. Katie is delivering another Returners course in Term Three, which will be a first for the Get Active, Stay Active Programme. The course has already reach capacity due to her effective promotion of the sessions.

We asked Katie what her future ambitions were:

“I’d like to go into Sports Media. I’d like to try out writing about sport and this role has prepared me with skills for that. It has improved my communication and organisational skills, as well as making me a much more confident person. By delivering sessions, I’m able to go out there and communicate with people face to face and speak confidentially about sport.”

Thanks for your hard work and dedication Katie! You’ve become a valued member of the team!

Our Activators and Coordinators are a team of student volunteers who help to run the ‘Get Active, Stay Active‘ programme. Funded by Sport England, the programme is available all year round to students and staff at the University of Portsmouth. The sessions are either free-of-charge or at reduced costs. There are over 50 sessions a week in 25 sports available – and membership is free!

Interested in becoming an Activator for a particular sport? We’re currently recruiting for September!