Teacher Training Opportunities (Feb 5th, 6th)

Two information sessions will be given in the first week of February for anyone interested in a teaching career, but with particular relevance for any third years looking for a PGCE offer for next year. PE is one of the subjects identified in a partnership between the University and St George’s Academy. For more information talks are being held on:

Wednesday 5 February at 5.45 pm in room BL1105 (David Chiddick Building, Business & Law)

Thursday 6 February at 1.30 pm in room MB3202 (Main Admin Building)

The talks are also open to any first or second year students who are thinking about going into teaching.To book for one of these information events email Michelle Garvey mgarvey@lincoln.ac.uk

PGCE Poster

Intern Opportunities at CrossFit Witham

CrossFit Witham have recently opened at a site off Dixon Street – about 15 minutes walk from campus – and they are keen to work with our students. A number of intern roles are potentially available: helping with strength & conditioning sessions or sports massage, or presenting one-off sports science workshops etc. These would probably be voluntary but would offer a great opportunity to acquire experience and learn more about running a business in the fitness sector. It would also help if you wanted to go on to seek CrossFit certifications.

If you might be interested in finding out more, please email Sandy Willmott first. We can then arrange a time to head down to their gym and discuss the possibilities with Adam Jones (one of the co-owners). More details of CrossFit Witham are available on their website or Facebook page.



IMPressing: Will Leadenham – Belvoir Cricket Trust

Will Leadenham (Sport Development & Coaching, Year 1) is volunteering in the Belvoir Bees programme at Harlaxton. He is working alongside three other coaches and Darren Bicknall (Ex-England Lions) to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of cricket to youngsters from the local area aged 6 onwards, with the goal of getting more youngsters involved and setting up youth teams.

“At the moment I assist with the delivery of the session plans and will take up to half the group, running through drills which are designed to introduce the basic techniques required to play the game. This process starts at junior level using Kwik Cricket equipment before after a couple of years progressing on to the hard ball format. I’m looking to get more involved with the set up at Grantham as well this year as it is run on a separate night.”


Local Coaching Position with VIRSCO (31st Jan deadline)

VIRSCO (Virtual Sports Coaching – run by two of our SES graduates) have a coaching position available in and around Lincoln. The start of the contract will be 10 hours voluntarily during training, leading into a 6 hour paid position per week thereafter. More hours to be available when you are established in the company.

It is essential you –

– Have your own means of transport

– Have a Level 2 coaching qualification in one or more sports

To apply please email VIRSCO at virsco@live.co.uk. All applications have to be in before the end of January.


Handball Level 1 and Netball Level 1 Coaching Courses

Two more coaching courses are coming up in April and May:

England Handball Level 1 
This is a 1 day course, cost being around £65.
Possible dates are: Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th Monday 7th, Tuesday 8th of APRIL!!! (This is self directed learning week). Please let Chris Ng (see below) know if you have a preference for a particular date.

Netball Level 1: 
The provisonal dates are Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of April followed by Saturday 10th of May which is an assessment day (MUST ATTEND ALL 3 DAYS).  England Netball Members: £170, non England Netball Members £200

For any questions and enquires please contact Chris Ng: cng@lincoln.ac.uk