Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Warriors visits enhance UCLan partnership

Mark (centre) with Carl Cunningham & Craig Wright
Our undergraduates recently had the opportunity to engage with staff from one of the country's top sports clubs.

Wigan Warriors' duo Mark Quinn and Amanda Wilkinson came into UCLan to speak with students about their roles with the Super League giants and their experiences in the sports industry.

Mark is Warriors' Head of Sports Science and Analysis, while Amanda works as a Performance Coach and Marketing Executive.

They have both enjoyed success in their roles, with Mark having the opportunity to travel to Australia to conduct research during last year's World Club Challenge and Amanda becoming Rugby League's first-ever UKCC Level 3 Coach.

Mark said their visits helped to reinforce the relationship between UCLan and the Warriors: "It's brilliant to have the link with the University. Some of the technology they have and the ideas we can bounce off each other is invaluable.

"It's also great to be able provide opportunities for students to see what happens in a high performance environment. By discussing what goes on behind the scenes, we're able to show students how they can apply what they learn at UCLan to the real world.

"The students could also see how my trip to Australia fitted in with postgraduate study, as the research I carried out is being used towards my PhD studies."

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