Level 1 Football Coaching Course, Lincoln (Feb & Mar 2017)

Lincolnshire FA will be delivering a Level 1 coaching course at the University Sports Centre early next year, with six sessions between February 12th and March 12th.

The cost for students is £180.

More details about the course and how to apply can be found here:


Lincolnshire Sport Student Volunteering Programme

Lincolnshire Sport are offering a number of opportunities for students to become involved with sports volunteering in the county. Outlines of some of these are given below, but for more information please contact Navaz Sutton (navaz.sutton@lincolnshiresport.com ; 01522 730325) or see the Lincolnshire Sport website.

Lincolnshire Show (June 2017)
Help set up and run the Lincolnshire Sport arena, which houses a number of partners and sporting providers over the two-day show. Volunteers may also be involved with marketing, surveying participants, or assisting with research that could be aligned with their studies.

School Games (July 9th 2017)
The focus of the Lincolnshire School Games is to engage more young people in high quality, meaningful school competition. They provide a year-round competition calendar, culminating in county festivals. Volunteers are vital to the success of the event and roles include event support, young volunteer mentoring, marshalling, school liaison, marketing and running activities.

County Ambassador Programme
CAP is a volunteering and leadership programme for Year 7 to Year 13 students. Part of this involves workshops for Year 9 and 10 students, and volunteers can become involve in shaping and delivering these events (alongside Lincolnshire Sport staff).

Sports Club Volunteering
Lincolnshire Sport collate information on opportunities where clubs are looking for support from volunteers. Roles could include coaching, marketing, officiating and scoring.

This project is designed to get more disabled people volunteering in sport, and local clubs and organisations can receive free training to help create a welcoming environment for disabled sports volunteers. Students are able to get involved with this initiative.

Workplace Challenge
Lincolnshire Sport organise the regional implementation of this national programme. Businesses and organisations compete through activities designed to promote health and active workplaces, and volunteers are needed to help ensure the competitions run smoothly.

Lincolnshire Sport Student Volunteer Alumni
Lincolnshire Sport will assess the capability, attitude and potential of students undertaking volunteer roles and this process can lead to students being invited to participate in the Student Volunteer Network. This exclusive group will have exclusive access to additional opportunities and higher-level roles. Some of these opportunities may include paid work with Lincolnshire Sport or their partners, and will feature the chance to gain interview and application experience.

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Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis Internship Scheme

Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis are offering an excellent opportunity for third-year students with an interest in research in sport, exercise and osteoarthritis (and who will graduate in 2017 with a first or upper second class degree).

The 8-week Internship Scheme provides the opportunities to:

  • Obtain first-hand experiences of multi-disciplinary research environments in one or more of their collaborative universities (Nottingham, Oxford, Bath, Leeds, Loughborough, UCL, Southampton)
  • Work alongside some of the UK’s leading medical and allied health researchers
  • Use state-of-the-art equipment
  • Receive formal education, supervision, evaluation and mentoring

Scheme dates are to be confirmed, but are anticipated to be mid-June to mid-August 2017. The formal application process will commence early 2017, but more information and contact details can be found here: Internship EoI flyer 2017 v1


Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis

Interested in an FA Small Sided Referees Course in Lincoln?

Lincolnshire Sport are looking to hold an FA Small Sided Referees course in Lincoln, and would like to hear from anyone who might be interested. The course is a full day, includes FA safeguarding modules, and costs £45. The resulting qualification can be used to gain paid work as a small sided referee.

For more details, or to express an interest in the course, please contact Alice Carter at alice.carter@lincolnshiresport.com


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Become A Squash Referee – Free Training Workshop (Nottingham)

A great opportunity to receive training and experience as a squash referee:

England Squash are offering students an opportunity to volunteer as a squash referee at the National Schools Championships at Nottingham Squash Club from 7th to 9th March 2016. The event is open to every school and includes schools and squash players of all standards from across the country. The competition has 4 categories – Boys Under 19, Girls Under 19, Boys Under 15 & Girls Under 15.

England Squash are looking to recruit and train volunteers to work as markers and referees at this event. Volunteers will need to attend a FREE Referee Workshop prior to the event and complete the Club Referee Exam. Some knowledge of squash, scoring & basic rules will be required. A minimum of 8 people are needed to make the workshop viable.

The England Squash referee training workshop delivers essential knowledge and understanding of the rules of squash and racketball, providing practical decision making processes to help attendees officiate within a club environment. The workshop is 3 – 4 hours in duration, is delivered in a meeting room/area through interactive activities incorporating quizzes, pairs/group work, PowerPoint presentation and video clip analysis.

Volunteers for the National School Championships will be required across the 3 days, but if they are available for 1 day or even for half a day that would be fantastic! Experienced, qualified England Squash referees will be on hand to support all students and can provide opportunities to develop as a referee if desired. Lunch & refreshments will be provided and nominal expenses paid. We can also provide volunteering certificates as evidence of the work undertaken.

If you would like to sign up, or learn more, please contact Sandy Willmott.