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!


Paid/Voluntary Coaching Opportunities, Discovery Sports Coaching

Discovery Sports Coaching are seeking to provide voluntary opportunities or employ current university students to lead and assist with the delivery of PPA cover, after school clubs, holiday clubs and community sessions. They are looking for any coaches with Level 1 (assist) or 2 (lead) qualifications. They are a relatively new company based in Boston but operate throughout the county.

If this is something of interest to you then please feel free to get in touch with Dan Taylor in one of the following ways.


Phone: 07960853398


Opportunity to Gain Experience in Health Promotion and Care!

Third-year PAHD student Jess Slater is recruiting student volunteers to help facilitate a 6-week health screening service for staff which will run at the university from Thursday 26th January – Thursday 2nd March 2017.
The screening service will include measurements of blood pressure, anthropometry, spirometry and grip strength.
This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to gain experience in health promotion and/or health care. The experience will be particularly beneficial to those wishing to study the Exercise Prescription for Health module at year 3 as it will provide a great insight into health screening procedures, allowing you to confidently work with real-life clients.
The service will run on campus every Thursday from 11:30am – 1:30pm. Full training will be provided (week commencing 16th January 2017). Although preferable, you do not have to be available for all 6 weeks of the programme. If you are interested in this opportunity or have any questions, please contact Jess (

Coaches Sought, Ruston Sports Junior Football Club (Lincoln)

Ruston Sports JFC, based on Newark Road in Lincoln are looking for volunteers to support with the following teams:
Ruston Sports Under 9’s – Train Wednesday night 6-7pm
Ruston Sports Colts Under 9’s – Train Friday Night 6-7pm
Openings with teams on other nights may also be available.
Rustons Sport is an FA Charter Standard Community Club.
For more details – or to get involved – please contact Sandy Willmott at

School of Sport & Exercise Science Opportunities Fair (Nov 22nd)

The School is delighted to be hosting an inaugural Opportunities Fair on Tuesday 22nd November, starting at 5pm in the Human Performance Centre. The event will give students the chance to meet a range of local organisations offering voluntary and/or paid opportunities in areas relating to sport, exercise, health and outdoor activities.

Confirmed attendees include Lincolnshire Sport, Lincolnshire FA, Lincolnshire Youth Association, University of Lincoln Sports Centre, Lincolnshire Scouts, Lincolnshire YMCA, UoL Careers Team, Lincoln SU Activities and Volunteering Office (Keep checking back – we’re waiting for confirmation from more organisations!)

Refreshments will be served!