BA (Hons) Sports Coaching and Development (2009 – 2012)
South West Regional Coordinator, England Netball
After leaving the University of Winchester, I was offered a contract with Badminton England as Education and Training Administrator. On a daily basis I would communicate with course organisers, regional management, candidates and provide database management. I also took a lead role in nationwide funding projects and the Youth Sports Trust’s National Young Coaches Academy.
After 8 months, I made the decision to move to England Netball and took up the post of South West Regional Coordinator, where I am the first point of contact for netball in the South West and support with the organisation and delivery of England Netball programmes, coaching courses and regional events.
The BA Sports Coaching and Development course at the University taught me how to organise my time and work to deadlines which has been vital in both of the roles I’ve had. Being able to put this into practice at university has certainly helped me prepare for the workplace.
I was able to get the help I needed in lectures from my tutors and the great rapport built amongst the students meant we could support each other in our learning. The course was flexible enough for me to choose areas that I was interested in which kept me motivated.
Graduating with a first-class Honours degree is something that I’m very proud of and has definitely helped me stand out in the job market.