Thursday, 29 August 2013

Students and Lecturer team up on book

Third year SSTO students and Senior Lecturer Clive Palmer have teamed up to produce a book about the unsung heroes of the Olympic Games.

As part of a module entitled 'The Sporting Image', final year undergraduates on the Sports Journalism BA (Hons) and Sports Studies BA (Hons) courses were provided with the opportunity to have their work published.

The module scrutinises how sport is portrayed in popular and high culture; including literature, film, TV, art and music.

Developing the module through active workshops and experimentation students were engaged, through a sport related topic or stimulus, to apply modes of artistic abstraction across painting & drawing, poetry, prose & short stories, collage, sculpture, music and film.

The book, entitled 'The Sporting Image: Unsung Heroes of the Olympics 1896-2012', was published 31 July 2013 and is available for purchase here.

Friday, 2 August 2013

UCLan student joins Conference team

Sports Coaching student Joe Lolley has signed for Kidderminster Harriers.

The 20-year-old, who has agreed a one-year contract at Aggborough, hit a prolific 88 goals in 83 games for Midlands Combination side Littleton last season.

This summer he was part of the Great Britain team which finished runners-up at the World University and College Games, for whom Harriers player-coach Steve Guinan was assistant manager. He went on to have a trial at Harriers - coming off the bench to score a hat-trick in a pre-season friendly at Chasetown - and was subsequently offered a deal.

"It's brilliant to get a contract, something I've always have wanted and dreamed of, so hopefully now I can just work hard and make sure I keep a future within the game," said Joe. "I hope it’s a long time before I hang my boots up, but I’ll be able to take what I’ve learned at UCLan into my career after football by working towards my badges and becoming a coach in the future."

Harriers boss Steve Burr believes Joe could have a big future ahead of him: "He is the type of player who just gets in to the right place at the right time and we have kept a good eye him. It is important we keep in perspective what we expect of him straightaway, but we feel there is quite an exciting talent here."