Dear Selection Board,
My name is ________ and I am excited to apply for the position of Sport Captain and Sport-Spirit Prefect. A key attribute of these positions is representation; the act of speaking and acting on behalf of someone. I feel that to adequately represent something, you have to have a good understanding of it. Firstly, a Sport Captain/Prefect represents the school. I have been fortunate to have been a member of the community for close to 11 years and during this course of time, I have been immersed in the school’s sporting opportunities and sporting programs. Secondly, a Sport Captain/Prefect represents his teammates and peers. Within the community I am deeply involved in a variety of sports. Since grade 8 I have represented the College every year in Swimming, Basketball and Water Polo, culminating in the honor of representing the college in the open teams for each of these sports. For my efforts in the sporting arena, last year I was awarded a bronze (4 or more sports) and silver (water polo) sport awards. In 2013 I also received a silver sport award for being a participant of 4 or more A teams. I have also been a member of the Met West 18 years and under Water Polo team for the last 2 years. I have a solid work and training ethic allowing myself to understand the importance of succeeding within the sporting arena and the work involved to achieve good results. Being involved in a diverse amount of sports uniquely positions me to represent the school sporting community. I feel I have the ability to relate to and therefore facilitate a successful sporting functions across the school and form an effective relationship between student, coaches and staff. Having already created good relationships across many areas of the College, it allows me to be approachable and increases my opportunity to understand and pre-empt issues that may arise. Good leaders are good communicators and this involves both speaking and listening. Although the...
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