23rd May 2002




Recreation and sports volunteers are being invited along to a tailor-made conference at the University of Lincoln’s Riseholme Park next Thursday (30th May).


The conference, entitled Stretching the Sporting Dream, has been organised by Lincolnshire Voluntary Sports and Recreation Partnership in Action and aims to provide support for volunteers who run and coach within community clubs. 


The evening, for which admission is free, brings together experienced and respected speakers from the many areas of sports and recreation. 


The principal speaker will be Margaret Talbot OBE, chief executive of the Central Council of Physical Recreation, formerly head of sport and Carnegie Professor at Leeds Metropolitan University.  Professor Talbot was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to physical education and sport in 1993. 


Commencing at 6.00 pm, the workshops include subjects such as speed, strength and stamina, disability sports coaching, legal and insurance matters, building changing rooms, sports injuries prevention and treatment and sports club strategy.


“The workshops are designed to provide support and advice in the many areas of sport which affect volunteers,” said Robin Wright, event-coordinator and recreation lecturer at the university. “It is a great opportunity for volunteers to meet and share experiences.”


If you would like further information or would like to book a place at the conference please contact Robin Wright on 01522 895327.




For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk


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