Sport coaching

The Power of Sport - Student Conference 2019

The future of sport, physical activity, health and wellbeing

Date: Friday 10 May 2019 9.30-4.30
Venue: Redmonds Building, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L3 5UG
Cost: Free to LJMU students, £10 for external students

Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

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About the Conference

This conference is a student-focussed event with the aim of exploring how five sport and health-related disciplines all play a role in developing the health and wellbeing of the nation. These five disciplines are: Sports Coaching, Physical Education, Sport Development, Sport Business, and Food, Health and Nutrition. The conference will run as five bespoke strands and we invite students to present their research and ideas within these areas. We will also have external keynote speakers from industry for each strand.

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If you have any questions please contact Dr Colin Lewis.

Keynote speaker – Hannah Cockroft MBE

We are very excited to announce that Hannah Cockroft MBE will be the 2019 Power of Sport LJMU Student Conference keynote speaker.

Hannah is a wheelchair racer specialising in sprint distances in the T34 classification. She holds the Paralympic and World Records for the 200 metres, 400 metres, 800 metres and 1500 metres in her classification and the Paralympic record at 100 metres. Competing for Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, she won two gold medals. Hannah won three further gold medals at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.

Hannah will open the day with her keynote about how the five strands of the conference have played a vital role in her life and career as a professional athlete.