Coaching Opportunities, Boston United FC (this season and next)

Boston United FC have assistant coach opportunities available this season and next season in their football youth Centre of Excellence (which has been open since 2002, funded by parents and the club). This season their teams have played Liverpool, Stoke City, Newcastle Utd, Sunderland, Leicester City, Nottingham Forest, Ipswich Town in addition to competing in youth development leagues.
This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain practical experience within an elite sports environment, working under Level 3, UEFA B license coaches on a regular basis, assisting in training and on match days. In return you will receive full coaching kit uniforms and have access to CPD and training events and subsidies to coaching awards.To express an interest in the roles, or to find out more, please email Martyn Lakin at .

All Stars Cricket Activators, Summer 2017 (deadline extended)

The University of Lincoln is one of 19 around the country to be involved with providing student activators for the new All Stars Cricket initiative from the ECB, “a nationwide programme that is designed to inspire five- to eight-year-olds to take up cricket and provide a great first experience of the game.”

Activators will receive full training and other benefits and will be matched up with a club for the sessions, which will run at locations across the country for about eight weeks between May and September. The programme has been designed with the flexibility to undertake your training and/or delivery either close to the University or your home.

Every All Stars Cricket Activator (Action Hero!), will receive training and will be signposted to a local club, which has everything you need to ensure a great first experience for kids and their parents. All Stars Cricket will give kids all the skills to play the game and directly connect them to the heroes of the men’s and women’s England team. An explanatory video can be viewed here.
All sessions are planned to run for approximately 8 weeks, between May and September across the whole of the country, meaning you can choose to support sessions either at home or at University, whichever works best for you!

Students interested in registering for the scheme can sign up here:

The application deadline has been extended until Monday 10th March.

Some of the available dates and locations for training are as follows. You only need to attend one!

 11th April: Derbyshire (Venue TBC)
19th April: Northamptonshire (Indoor School, The County Ground, Abington Ave, Northampton NN1 4PR)
20th April: Lincolnshire (Lincoln College, Monks Rd, Lincoln LN2 5HQ)
24th April: Leicestershire (The Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester, LE2 8AD)
25th April: Nottinghamshire (Venue TBC)

Note: activators do not necessarily have to have extensive cricket experience and skills. Good people skills are the key requirement!


Fitness Instructor, Priory Academy LSST (immediate start)

The Priory Academy are seeking to appoint a professional, confident and dynamic individual to work as part of their health and fitness team. The role will include planning and implementing fitness class programmes, inducting new members and overseeing the health and fitness suite.

The ideal candidate should have a genuine interest in a career in the health and fitness industry and should hold at least the Level 2 Fitness Instructors award. In addition it is desirable that health and fitness related qualifications are held.

Start date: immediate

Hours: 9 hours per week, midweek, 3-6pm

Pay: £15,882 pro rata (£5,151 per annum)

For more details see the attached position announcement, or visit their website at

BOYS - The Priory Academy LSST School Blazer

USA Summer Camp Opportunities: Talk (Thursday 26th January)

Camp Counsellors USA are coming to the University on Thursday 26th January to deliver an information talk on working at a children’s summer camp in America and Canada over the summer holidays.

Camp Counsellors work with around 900 different summer camps in America and about 400 in Canada, and every one of these camps are looking to recruit international staff from all backgrounds. If you are looking for a summer job or placement to increase your skills, experience and employability whilst at the same time having a great time, then this could be a good option.

The talk will be on:

Thursday 26th January, 5pm

Cargill Lecture Theatre, Minerva Building (ground floor)

Further details can be found at:



Level 3 Massage Course at Univ of Lincoln (June, August 2017)

A course is currently being arranged for those interested in gaining a sports massage qualification that is recognised nationally by a Government-approved awarding body (Vocational Training Charitable Trust, VTCT).

The content of this Level 3 qualification is comprised of all the required elements needed to work effectively and efficiently as a sports massage therapist. This includes the practical application of anatomical and physiological knowledge, key elements of professional practice, an understanding of the principles of health and fitness and how to provide sports massage treatments. Following successful completion of the course, the Level 3 sports massage therapist will be able to work safely and effectively on dysfunctional tissue in a range of context, to include, pre-event, post event, intra-event and for maintenance purposes. Indeed, those students who have completed the course over the last couple of years have since gained valuable experience (and employment) working in a range of sporting environments, including mass participation ultra-endurance events and professional football clubs.

The total cost will be £750, although to help spread this out the course providers are happy to break this down into an initial deposit (£150.00) followed by up to 6 monthly instalments (i.e. £100 each). All formal material will be delivered over two separate, 5-day periods (5-9th June and 14-18th August) and all assignments and case study hours needing to be submitted before the final practical assessment can be completed on the final day of the course.

If you are interested in attending this course then please get in touch with Danny Taylor ( to receive further/more detailed information, ask any further questions and/or request a form to register your details with the course provider. Be aware that the number of places available may be limited, so the sooner you can get in touch the better.