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The Gambia Football 4 Peace Experience

Student James Connelly on his life-changing experience in The Gambia: “Football 4 Peace was something that I had always dismissed in my first two years at the University of Brighton as a programme for footballers that wanted to go to a foreign country and coach football. However when mid-way through year two in my Sports Coaching…

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Newly appointed lecturer Flo Pietzsch from the Lawn Tennis Association

Flo Pietzsch has been recently appointed as Senior Lecturer in sport coaching and sport science at the University of Brighton. Flo moved to lecturing from his previous job at the Lawn Tennis Association as the strength and conditioning coach for the elite tennis players including Heather Watson and Laura Robson. Flo said “Having studied here as…

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The Value of Sport conference

7 February 2014 Hosted by the School of Sport and Service Management at the Falmer campus, University of Brighton 100 pupils from local schools and colleges recently spent the day at the University of Brighton to find out about the value of sport. They included City College Brighton and Hove, Ifield Community College, Shoreham Academy, Steyning…

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Study abroad opportunities

Sport Coaching students can take advantage of the Erasmus study exchange programme and learn in a European country. Studying abroad can help improve your employment prospects as well as helping you improve your foreign language skills and increasing your self-confidence. You’ll also make new friends and contacts. Student Sophie Matthews said of her exchange trip: “The study visit…

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Sport Coaching and Development Top Up Graduate News

Sport Coaching and Development Top-up degree graduates, with course leader John Lambert (second from right), enjoying a well-earned glass of champagne at the Summer graduation. Courtney Daniel (third from the right) is presently studying for a Primary PGCE with additional special educational needs at Liverpool Hope University. She commented, “It was when we covered coaching children with special needs…

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Field trip to Manchester United FC

Sports coaching students recently took a field trip to Manchester United Football Club. The students were given a guided tour of Old Trafford including the changing rooms as you can see from the image below. They were also able to watch the first team training at the £60 million Aon Training Complex at Carrington. Students…

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New publication: Values in Youth Sport and Physical Education

Values in Youth Sport and Physical Education, published December 2013, was co-edited by Jean Whitehead (Honorary Research Fellow,  University of Brighton School of Sport and Service Management), John Lambert (Senior Lecturer in Sport and Physical Education, School of Sport and Service Management and Hamish Telfer (ex-University of Cumbria). As sport has become more intense, professional and commercialised so…

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School of Sport and Service Management lecturer leads England’s Triathletes at Glasgow 2014

Glenn Cook, part of the sports coaching staff at the School of Sport and Service Management, has been appointed as the England Triathlon Team Head Coach at the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow. This will be Glenn’s third Commonwealth Games following on from his work in this role at the Manchester 2002 and Melbourne 2006…

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