Lecture on Reflective Practice (Fri 6th December)

Dr Brendan Cropley will be delivering a guest lecture on ‘Reflective Practice’ to staff and students on Friday 6th of December from 12-1pm in AAD1W11. Dr Cropley is an expert on the use of reflective practice in coaching, applied practice, and sport psychology in particular. He is currently Programme and Discipline Director for Coaching Science at Cardiff Metropolitan University, and is a former professional footballer with Norwich City FC.

This lecture is likely to be useful for students on all of our programmes (as well as postgraduates) so you are more than welcome to attend.

Approaches to Promoting Physical Activity (Tues 3rd December)

Professor Jim McKenna will deliver a guest lecture to staff and students on Tuesday 3rdDecember at 4pm in MC2201. Professor McKenna is an expert within the field of Physical Activity and Health and currently leads the Active Lifestyles Research Centre at Leeds Metropolitan University (check here for more details – http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/research/professor-jim-mckenna.htm). Some of Professor McKenna’s current work is focussed on football health promotion schemes and physical activity in younger populations.

The content of the presentation will be useful to students on all programmes so all are encouraged to attend. It will be particularly useful for those with an interest in health development and physical activity and for Year 2 students who are currently thinking about research ideas!

Volunteer at Lincolnshire FA Girls’ Centre of Excellence

There are many volunteering opportunities available at the Centre of Excellence, which is based at Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School. These include coach analysis, video-based game analysis, sport psychology support, and sports therapy. For more details about any of these, please contact Glen Harris at Glen.Harris@lincolnshirefa.com or (08449) 670708

Lincoln Parkrun: Volunteers and Runners

Just to let you know that Lincoln Parkrun is due to start on Saturday November 16th. Parkrun’s are a free, timed 5k run organised every week. So there are none of the hefty fees you often see with organised running events. Each run will be held at 9am in Boultham Park, Lincoln.

Parkruns have become incredibly popular up and down the country but the success is reliant on a band of volunteers. Volunteers can help in a number of ways (marshalling, operating the timer, etc.) and offer a good chance to experience event management and organisation.
If you want to know more or are interested in volunteering (or running) then have a look at the Lincoln Parkrun website for details: