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.

Become a Squash & Racketball Activator! (Free training provided)

England Squash & Racketball are offering students a fantastic opportunity to be trained as a student activator. The training will cover skills that will help you organise, plan and deliver activities more effectively in any sport. Workshops will cover topics from practical facilitation of sessions to setting up online leagues etc. We have been invited to send up to four students, and you can attend training at a Squash Innovation Day in either Hull (on September 25th) or Derby (October 12th). Please click on the appropriate link for more details.

Attendance is free of charge, but our places are limited to four so please contact Peter Fozard to apply for a place – or request more details – as soon as possible. His contact details are on the Innovation Day flyers.

This opportunity is open to any of our students, including those who started this month! There is no set criteria/skill level behind the type of person they are looking for, just a passion for getting more people actively involved in squash. You do not have to be a high level squash player, for instance.


Football, Squash and Swimming Support Opportunities in Lincoln

A number of local clubs and organisations have contacted IMPress with opportunities for students to provide support to their athletes, as described below. If you have any questions about these positions please email us. Students from all years and courses would be able to help.

The Lincolnshire FA Girls’ Centre of Excellence have openings for volunteer coaches, video analysts and strength and conditioning assistants. All positions will be mentored by qualified coaches. The Centre run teams at U11,U13, U15 and U17 levels and a number of our students have already had great experiences there. For more details see the ad on the Volunteering Office page.

Lincoln City FC Academy are offering an extended range of internships to work with all of their age group teams. These positions are voluntary, and the key areas they are seeking students to fulfil are: match filming & analysis (Saturday & Sunday fixtures); strength & conditioning; and sports therapy. If any of these positions are of interest to you and you believe that you can commit and are reliable enough to put your name down then please contact Alex Blackett to express your interest and confirm your attendance at an induction session on Thursday 2nd October at Sincil Bank between 6:00-6:30pm. Last year’s interns have had great success.

Lincoln Vulcans Swimming Club are looking for students to help them with physiological and sports massage support. Sessions will be on Monday and/or Thursday evenings at RAF Cranwell or NK Sports Centre. For more details see the ad on the Volunteering Office page.

We are in the process of setting up support for Lincolnshire County Squash Academy during visits they will be making to the University’s sports centre. Educational sessions will provided in a wide range of areas, along with video analysis and other testing. The age groups involved are U11, U13, U15 and U17. The first sessions will be spread throughout the day on October 28th. If you might be interested in helping then or on other occasions, please email us.