Six experienced footballers and coaches attended a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) day on a variety of areas within women’s football at St Mary’s University, Twickenham.
All the attendees are studying for the Pro Licence Football Coaching Diploma in Denmark; the event was run as part of a study trip to England to learn more about women’s football with specific focus on UEFA Women’s EURO this summer.
The day featured three sessions from St Mary’s academics covering a range of topics, beginning with Future use of Performance Analysis delivered by Claire Mulvenna and Patrick Oxenham, followed by Effective Coaching in the Elite Women’s Game delivered by Dr Abbe Brady and finished with a session with Dr Kat Okholm Kryger on The Women’s Specific Health Considerations in Football.
Event organiser and Senior Lecturer in Sports Rehabilitation at St Mary’s Dr Kat Okholm Kryger said “It was an absolute joy having the Danish Pro Licence course visit us. The group brough plenty of experience and they actively engaged in the discussions around the topics arranged. We have a brilliant group of researchers within the scope of women’s football at St Mary’s and it was an honour to host and share knowledge with the Danish FA. This is why we do research – to make women’s football a better sport by making people in the field reflect, challenge standards and improve practice”.
At St Mary’s, we run many sports courses that relate to the football industry, to find out more please visit the University website.