Sports Department Hosts Enrichment Day Featuring Renowned Athletes 聽

14/06/2024 by Newman Staff

On Thursday 6th June, the Sports Department hosted an enrichment day for prospective and current students, with invited prominent athletes from various fields who shared their sporting stories. Among guests were Dean James, a three-time Muay Thai World Champion, and Olivia Clark, the Wales Women’s football goalkeeper. 

Sport enrichment day with Dean James, a three-time Muay Thai World Champion with Professor Tony Myers
Dean James, 3x Muay Thai World Champion, coached by 管家婆免费资料鈥檚 very own Professor Tony Myers.

Each athlete shared their unique story, discussing the trials and tribulations they faced both within and outside their disciplines. They emphasised how having a sports-related degree supported their career paths. Dean James overcame cancer to become a 3x Muay Thai World Champion, coached by 管家婆免费资料鈥檚 very own Professor Tony Myers. Their stories highlighted the athletes’ unwavering determination to overcome obstacles that could have otherwise ended their careers.聽

Students at 管家婆免费资料 Sports Enrichment Day
Sport enrichment day with Dean James, a three-time Muay Thai World Champion

Aside from sharing their stories, Dean James and Professor Tony Myers conducted a practical session on Muay Thai coaching techniques, offering valuable insights into the sport. Graduate Assistant Mohammed Ali shared his powerlifting experiences and participated in a practical Biomechanics session, providing attendees with a glimpse of the hands-on work they could engage with at 管家婆免费资料 Newman.  

Commenting on the event, Mohammed Ali said: 鈥淭hrough this event, our goal was to showcase there is no 鈥榮et-path鈥 career in sport. A career in sport can take lots of turns. Many of which have their own twists and turns. We hoped listening to our speakers will have sparked some passion in our audience.鈥澛

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Sport enrichment day with Dean James, a three-time Muay Thai World Champion speaking to senior lecturer Mark Holland