Bursaries for FA Level 1 Futsal Coaching Course (April 2nd, 9th)

An FA Level One futsal coaching course is scheduled to be delivered at the University’s Sports Centre on Sundays 2nd and 9th of April, 2017 (10:00am – 1:30pm both days). Lincolnshire FA have kindly offered four 50% bursaries for UoL sports students to apply for in order to attend the course. This means that instead of paying the usual £50 course registration cost, you would only need to pay £25 for registration.

To apply for one of these bursaries, all you need to do is answer the following two questions:

1) How would the community benefit from you becoming an accredited level one futsal coach?
2) How will a level one coaching futsal qualification help your own career and personal development?

Please keep answers to a maximum of 350 words for each question and send your application to Alex Blackett via email (ablackett@lincoln.ac.uk) before 5pm on Wednesday 8th March, 2017 (Extended deadline)

Please also include in your application the following:

Full name, DOB, Address (where you would like your certificate sent to), Phone & Email. If you have an FA number (FAN) please include this as well. If you do not have a FAN then Lincolnshire FA will set one up for you should you be successful in your application.

Successful candidates will be notified by Friday 10th March, 2017. Your application confirms that you will be able to attend both scheduled sessions as attendance of these is mandatory to receive the qualification. The full £50 registration fee will need to be paid should you receive the bursary but not attend the course (without a legitimate reason).

Applied Sport Science Bursaries for MSc Sport Science students

Update 27/7/15: Please note the extended deadline for applications.

Who are the bursaries for?

The School of Sport & Exercise Science at the University of Lincoln is very active in providing sport science support to local and national organisations and individuals, taking advantage of the Human Performance Centre’s state-of-the-art laboratories and strength and conditioning facilities. The School’s students are encouraged to become involved in the delivery of this support in order to gain the skills and experience that are crucial for successfully pursuing a career in applied sport science. Due to the rapid expansion of the School’s external consultancy activities, the opportunity has arisen for selected MSc Sport Science students to receive a bursary while building a diverse portfolio of applied work in disciplines that might include sports psychology, physiology, biomechanics, strength and conditioning, nutrition and/or performance analysis.

Up to three Applied Sport Science Bursaries will be offered to exceptional students enrolling on the MSc Sport Science for the first time in the 2015/16 academic year.

What will the role involve?

Bursary recipients will contribute to, and at times possibly lead, the delivery of applied consultancy with external groups and laboratory support within the Human Performance Centre. The precise roles will depend upon the recipient’s area(s) of expertise and the particular opportunities that arise during the academic year, but sports that the School’s staff and students have supported this year have included kayaking, figure skating, triathlon, football, cycling, running, canoeing, golf, hockey, table tennis, netball and multisports.

Bursary value

£1,500, to be paid in three instalments over the course of the year. The bursary may be held alongside any other scholarships that the student would be eligible for.

How to apply

Applications are now open. Please email a one-page cover letter and CV (max two pages) to Dr Sandy Willmott at the address below by the close of day on August 14th 2015. Short-listed candidates may be asked to attend a subsequent interview in person or via Skype.

Please note: applicants must also have applied to the MSc Sport Science by the submission deadline. 


If you have any questions about the bursary, or would like to know more about the MSc Sport Science or the applied sport science activities being undertaken by the School of Sport & Exercise Science, please contact Dr Sandy Willmott at swillmott@lincoln.ac.uk or 01522 886651.

Coaching Development Bursaries from Lincolnshire Sport

Lincolnshire Sport are supporting the development of local coaches through two new bursary schemes designed to help people get more involved in coaching and athlete development:

Lincolnshire Sport Women’s & Girls’ Coach Development Fund: supporting women and girls between 16 and 30.

Lincolnshire Sport Disability Coach Development Fund: supporting people with disability aged 16 and over.

The bursaries are available from November 1st and the deadline for application is December 5th. They cover 100% of a Level 1 or Level 2 equivalent coaching award, as well as ongoing support with coaching development plans and training needs analysis through the Lincolnshire Sport Coach & Instructor Network (CIN).

Applicants must be members of the Coach and Instructor Network (…and if you have an interest in coaching then you should join the group anyway!) Membership is free and you can register at www.lincolnshiresport.com/cin

For more details or to apply for the bursaries, please follow this link to the Lincolnshire Sport website.

Coaching Bursaries from Lincolnshire Sports Partnerships

Coaches can apply for bursaries of up to £150 to help with the costs of courses etc.  More details on the LSP website (where you might recognise the venue where the photo was taken!).

Note: you will need to join the Coaches and Instructors Network (Lincolnshire Coaches Network) first, which appears to be free at the moment.