This week our sports students from A levels and University degree courses were fortunate enough to experience the inner workings of a professional football club.
Students from PE, Sports Science, Sports Coaching and Sports Studies spent the day at Salford City FC, the club co-owned by the Class of 92 (Beckham, Neville, Neville, Giggs and Butt).
The day included an insight into the business operations and objectives of the organisation in a lecture by Chris Casper, Sporting Director of Salford City and Academy 92; a presentation on coaching philosophy by head coach Jamie Russell and assistant Lewis Craig and an afternoon of practical observations.
The day out was highly interactive with students getting involved within the working environment as the professional players trained and coaching staff from coaching, science, analysis, physiotherapy and operations were on hand throughout to interact and chat with all involved.
The day provided a fantastic real world experience and an applied look at the inner workings of professional sport and the standards demanded at the highest level.