Sport coaching

The Power of Sport - Student Conference 2018

The future of sport, physical activity, health and wellbeing

Date: 11 May 2018 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 by our graduate caterers, Mindfull Meals, who will provide healthy vegan food throughout the day. 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.

Keynote speaker: Kate Richardson-Walsh MBE

The captain of Great Britain’s gold medal-winning women’s hockey team in Rio 2016, Kate Richardson-Walsh MBE, was made an Honorary Fellow of LJMU in 2014 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to sport. Kate, a four-time Olympian, picked up gold for Team GB after a dazzling penalty shoot-out victory over Holland. She was then chosen as flag-bearer at the closing ceremony. Kate has captained the England and Great Britain Women’s Hockey Team since 2003 and under her leadership has helped establish the strongest, fittest and most successful women’s hockey team that Great Britain has had. Kate 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.