Tuesday, 10 December 2013

UCLan Coach Scholarship Programme

If you're interested in gaining extra coaching experience the UCLan Coach Scholarship Programme (UCSP) is for you.

The scheme has been developed to offer our coaches a reward for their hard work, but also a structure allow development and improvement.

The UCSP offers a number of benefits including the opportunity to attend FA education courses and the chance to mentor to aid personal and professional development.

Full details of the scheme can be found here and the application form is here. Any queries please email Sarah Nickless.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Sarah secures life changing trip

UCLan Sports Coaching student Sarah Nickless has been chosen to spend a week in Rwanda as part of the FA's Changing Lives Programme.

Following an interview at Wembley Stadium, Sarah secured a place on the scheme which allows four young leaders the opportunity to travel to a country in Africa for a week in February 2014 to deliver a football leadership course.

Candidates must show a commitment to the Football Futures Programme and their own personal development. Those picked are expected to inspire and empower peer leaders to continue their work into their own communities.

Course Leader Cliff Olsson said: "Sarah fully deserves to be selected. Throughout her time at UCLan she has taken every opportunity to develop herself. This is a wonderful chance for Sarah to add to her experience and skills."

During her time at UCLan Sarah has secured a role as a Football Activator, working in conjunction with the Students' Union to help increase football provision at the university. She has also established her own female drop-in session at the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre on Friday afternoons.