Over 1,000 students descended on UCLan as the National Sports Roadshow arrived in Preston.
After the successful 2012 Career in Sports and Exercise Conferences, the event has been rebranded and is visiting a number of universities throughout the UK.
Well respected professionals and organisations were on hand to present and impart their area of expertise including The Football Association, Manchester United Foundation and The Lawn Tennis Association. Among the exhibitors were ICS UK, Coaching for Hope and Camp Leaders.
Students from a range of North West Colleges along with a number from UCLan were treated to a series of presentations, seminars and workshops, which offered an opportunity to learn the diverse careers and leisure opportunities available in the sport, health and fitness industry, the qualifications required and the experience gained within each profession.
Les Howie, Head of Grassroots Coaching at The F.A. delivered a presentation to approximately 150 students about careers opportunities in football, while John Kiely from UCLan’s Institute of Coaching and Performance delivered a Strength and Conditioning masterclass to young people from across the region.
UCLan Senior Lecturer Clint Godfrey co-ordinated the event and was delighted with how things went: “It was a really successful day. UCLan Sports and Events students helped out throughout the day and worked hard to ensure the event ran smoothly. I’d like to thank them and the Industry Professionals for giving up their time for supporting what was a fantastic opportunity for all the attendees."
Audio clips from exhibitors at the event can be found here.