Global sporting community comes together in Liverpool



Group shot of - Tabo Huntley, Chair of the Conference Committee and Senior Lecturer and Sports Coach at LJMU, Dr Barbara Walsh, Director of School for Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition at LJMU, Professor Phil Vickerman, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives at LJMU ,  England Rugby Union Head Coach, Eddie Jones, John Bales, President, ICCE, Professor Zoe Knowles, Reader and HCPC Practitioner psychologist at LJMU, Professor David Richardson, Director of the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at LJMU
Tabo Huntley, Chair of the Conference Committee and Senior Lecturer and Sports Coach at LJMU, Dr Barbara Walsh, Director of School for Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition at LJMU, Professor Phil Vickerman, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives at LJMU , England Rugby Union Head Coach, Eddie Jones, John Bales, President, ICCE, Professor Zoe Knowles, Reader and HCPC Practitioner psychologist at LJMU, Professor David Richardson, Director of the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at LJMU

LJMU was proud to host the 11th ICCE Global Coach Conference 2017, which brought together the global sporting community for an event showcasing and evaluating the important impact sport coaching plays throughout all levels of sport and society across the globe.

England Rugby Union Head Coach, Eddie Jones, and Olympic gold medallist in hockey and LJMU Honorary Fellow, Kate Richardson-Walsh led the international sporting line-up as keynote speakers.

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Kate Richardson-Walsh described the Conference as a hub of ‘knowledge and energy’ as she talked through her career and how science and coaching impacts performance.

Watch an exclusive interview with Kate following her keynote address:

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Eddie Jones told delegates in his keynote ‘Challenging Sports Coaching Frontiers’, "you can never stop learning - don't be afraid to look at things without the bias of tradition". You can also watch an exclusive interview with Eddie below:

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LJMU’s world leading research in sports coaching, were integral to ICCE choosing Liverpool as the host city for the global conference. Excellence in delivering sport coaching educational programmes is recognised through awards such as the Skills Active and UK Coaching’s Higher Education Endorsement Scheme and UKCC Level 4 accreditation.

Tabo Huntley, Chair of the Conference Committee and Senior Lecturer and Sports Coach at LJMU, said:

“The combination of applied experience and academic research shone a global spotlight on Liverpool and LJMU as a key player in the development of sport coaching practice at an international level for years to come.”

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