Posted: Sun 10th Apr 2022

Learners experience behind the scenes of sport with taster day at Wrexham Glyndwr

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This article is old - Published: Sunday, Apr 10th, 2022

Young learners have had a taste of what goes on behind the scenes in sport, thanks to a Wrexham Glyndwr University workshop. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Pupils from schools in Shropshire and Denbighshire visited the campus for a day to experience different sporting roles ranging from coaching, physiology to sport psychology. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Working with lecturers Tom King, Sara Hilton, Jonathan Hughes, Dr Chelsea Moore and Julian Ferrari, the youngsters enjoyed a full day of activities. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There were theory and practical sessions which gave the learners a glimpse into the roles played by those who support the development and progress of athletes. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Lecturer in Sport Psychology Tom King said the day was a great success with the visitors enjoying their time on campus and the opportunity to have a taste of the courses in Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences on offer at the University. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We held a schools and colleges experience day here on campus”, Tom said. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The idea was the give the opportunity to experience a range of sessions that are delivered as part of our sports programmes. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The Marches School and Denbigh High School were in attendance, and took part in a variety of sessions including coaching, physiology and sport psychology. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We hope to replicate the model moving forward so we can continue to show further education the enormous opportunities of studying sport here with us at Wrexham Glyndwr University.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

More information about the range of the Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences courses which are available at Wrexham Glyndwr University, can be found here. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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