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The economic & commercial contribution of sport to Manchester, the region, Britain & beyond (Manchester: A Global Centre of Sport, Part 3)

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Sport, sport and more sport. Get inside the commercial and economic contribution that it makes to Manchester and beyond.

Manchester has developed an international reputation as being a home to high quality, world-class sport. Whether it is the global fanbase of United and City or the performances of British Cycling, everyone knows about Manchester. Sport therefore makes an important economic and commercial contribution to the city, the regions and indeed to Britain and beyond. The main aim of this event will be to examine the nature of this contribution, to discuss ways in which the contribution of sport can be further strengthened and to explore the role of the public can play in doing this.

This event will bring in top people from sport to explain how the economic and commercial well-being is linked to the city’s sporting profile and successes.

This is part of a series of football-themed events on the same date and in the same venue.  Refreshments are available from 5pm, followed at 5.30pm by a session led by Manchester Metropolitan University on the socio-cultural impact of football in Manchester.  An event led by the University of Manchester on stadium renaming is at 6.30pm and is then followed at 7.30pm by this session, led by Salford University, on the commercial impact of football.  Refreshments and opportunities for networking are available at 8.15pm.  Registration for each event is separate but attendees are welcome to attend as many of the events as they wish.

Date/Time
07 November 2016
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location
University of Salford – Media City Campus
Media City
Salford
M50 2HE

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/manchester-a-global-centre-of-sport-registration-26748430275


Health Sciences senior lecturer to work with Team GB

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Lee Herrington

Congratulations to Dr Lee Herrington, who has been selected to work with Team GB in the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil this summer. 

Dr Lee Herrington, senior lecturer in Sports Rehabilitation for the School of Health Sciences, will be joining the Team’s physiotherapy department, where he will be responsible for the health and wellbeing of Britain’s athletes during the tournament.

Dr Herrington’s role, obtained via a three-stage application process with the British Olympic Association (BOA), also involves facilitating performance, and ensuring that each athlete is prepared both physically and mentally, when competing.

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New Director joins Health Sciences

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Dr Steve Atkins

Dr Steve Atkins has recently joined the School of Health Sciences as Director of Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy.

A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), Steve’s former post was as Principal Lecturer in Sport Science at UCLan. He held earlier teaching posts at Liverpool Hope University and Newcastle College and in his early career acted as a medic in the Royal Air Force, most notably in the area of Search and Rescue.

Steve is particularly interested in research-informed teaching in sport and exercise physiology, training and conditioning, research methods, advanced sciences, health-related fitness, ethics and policy. As well as leading the Directorate, Steve will also continue his work as an external examiner in Medicine at Swansea University and in Sports Science at St. Mary’s University.

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