Feb 11TH

Moulton College Annual Sports Conference 2013

Following on from the success of the inaugural Moulton College Sports Conference in 2012, we are pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Moulton College Sports Conference will take place on Thursday 30th May 2013.  This year the conference themes will centre on recovery, from both injury, and from training and competition.  The conference will take place in Moulton College’s multi-million pound sports facilities, set in the rolling countryside of Northamptonshire, and will be supported by MSc Sports Therapy students from Moulton College.

An exciting scientific programme is being compiled and thus far has secured Nick Allamby, Head of Sports Science at Bradford City Football Club, to speak and share his experiences of managing player recovery.  Bradford City are enjoying a fantastic season, having recently knocked Aston Villa out of the Capital One Cup to reach the finals next month.  The day will comprise a mixture of presentations and practical sessions and is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics and professionals from the fields of sports therapy, physiotherapy, coaching and strength and conditioning.

A highlight for many of the delegates last year was viewing the academic posters, submitted and presented by students to showcase their independent research.  Delegates enjoyed reading the mixture of therapeutic and performance studies and the conference provided an excellent opportunity for graduating students to present their dissertation projects and defend their work to a varied audience. 

Last year, the prize awarded for best poster was won by Chris Stankeiwicz, of University College Birmingham, for his study on the use of exergaming for ankle proprioceptive training.  The abstracts that accompanied the posters were published alongside the conference proceedings in the Winter issue of the Journal of Sports Therapy which can be viewed at http://jst.ucb.ac.uk/

Congratulations to the three students, including two from Moulton College, who have secured their first academic publication.  In 2013 it is hoped to increase the number of abstracts submitted; these should be 250-300 words and must be received by 30th April 2013.  Accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal of Sports Therapy. 

We look forward to welcoming delegates in May when they will have the opportunity to meet with other professionals working in the area, allowing them to develop their networks, learn new skills, share information and take part in professional discussion. 

For further information or to submit an abstract, please call Lucy Hammond on 01604 491131 (ext 423) or email studentssportsconference@moulton.ac.uk.