Steph Brennan (Sport & Exercise Science, Year 2) is a part-time coach for Synergy Sports Coaching, traveling to different primary schools within Lincolnshire to deliver both PE curriculum lessons and multi-sport after-school clubs for children from Reception to Year 6. She also finds time to coach hockey for the University of Lincoln, Kingston-upon-Hull U16 and U14 boys and girls, and for Hurricane Sports in junior development camps and CPD sessions. In her first year at University she was a member of the National Young Coaches Academy for England Hockey and Youth Sport Trust.
“These opportunities have allowed me to gain experience in working with a variety of different groups in both a school and competitive setting. The variety in the coaching roles I am currently undertaking requires me to use transferable skills gained from my degree in overcoming the different problems and situations that I may come across.
I had gained my coaching qualifications prior to coming to university, but the amount of sporting qualifications on offer from the university – and the content taught on both the SES and SDC courses – will equip you with the knowledge required to complete similar roles to the ones I have. I would thoroughly recommend getting involved with a community group or gaining leadership experience whilst at university as it involves and develops so many skills that are used in a variety of jobs.”
Steph coaching the University of Lincoln Men’s 2nd XI Hockey team