Mike Phelan headlines degree Sports Conference


Wednesday 16 May 2018



Sports fans from Peterborough’s colleges and sixth forms will gain inspiration and an insight into studying at degree level at this year’s Sports Coaching and Physical Education Conference.

Mike Phelan, who was Assistant Manager to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United Football Club, will be a guest speaker and deliver football coaching masterclasses.

This annual event will take place at University Centre Peterborough on Thursday 17 May 2018.

Mike Phelan has a wealth of coaching experience to share, having worked with international players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney. While Head Coach and Assistant Manager at Manchester United honours included FA Premier League Champions for six seasons, and wins in the FA Cup, Football League Cup and European Champions League.

Students on the BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education degree course at University Centre Peterborough will be joined by over 60 students from local colleges and sixth forms including Peterborough Regional College and Nene Park Academy.

All the students will participate in the coaching masterclasses, then the college and sixth form students will take part in a series of sports research workshops and poster presentations led by students and staff from the University Centre. Leading researcher, David Horrocks from Sensible Soccer will also deliver a guest lecture on Sports Psychology.

The BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education degree at University Centre Peterborough provides excellent career opportunities in the sports coaching industry by working with local sports clubs and schools.

The Sports Conference is supported by ‘Take Your Place’, which helps young people across East Anglia to make informed choices about their futures.




Forthcoming Events

September 3 2018 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Huntingdon
September 5 2018 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Stamford
September 10 2018 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Ely
September 11 2018 / 6.00-9.00pm
Peterborough Quiz and Thai Buffet
September 14 2018 / 10.00am-1.30pm
Authentic Leadership Conference - Cambridge
September 19 2018 / 9.30-11.30am
Storm in a Teacup - Peterborough
September 19 2018 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Peterborough