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Beckett in Action is a photo story promoting students views on their chosen sport alongside their university life. “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair.� Nelson Mandela

Covering how education and sport are not usually two words that people associated together. In fact most people think that excelling in one means sacrificing the other. Therefore, I will gain an insight on how students manage to commit to both. Capturing 5 different sporting pursuits and aiming at one individual and getting an insight of what their lives are like doing sport while studing at leeds Beckett University.

Jack Warren - Headingley AFC

“ When Studying a master’s in Sports Coaching, playing for Headingley compensates for the stress and strain of the demands in education. Even though it’s physically demanding, it’s my way of relaxing and taking my mind off my studies. Watching my coach guide us in matches, has helped me to delvelop my own skills of becoming a coach myself.”

“My body could stand the crutches, but my mind couldn’t stand the sideline.”

Coaching Mantality “A long side my education and playing football I coach a football team in Horsforth. I find it strange from me personally giving out the tactics and strategies to then receiving them at Headingley AFC. When I play, my coaching instinct comes out naturally. I may disagree with some of the decisions my coach gives me, but I respect him and I know it’s for the best interests of the team.�

“A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear and has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you have always known you can be.”

Injury Prone “ More than a year ago now I suffered a major set back in my sport career, tearing my (ACL) Anterior Cruciate Ligament. As a result I stopped playing American Football for Leeds Beckett, while my knee was under sugery and getting back to full fitness. I thought to myself maybe my time was up playing American Football and I was up for commiting to a new challenge. I started training for Headingley AFC just to get my fitness back up, but i’ve grown to love football again, so I stayed. The rest is history!”

Kate Walker - Bucs Badminton Tournament

“ I have always played under Badminton England, representing Yorkshire U19’s. The standards are so high I couldn’t really maintain my progression as I got older because education got more serious. It’s hard to cope when commiting to both a sport and education, I found that there weren’t enough hours in the day. To excel in one you really have to sacrifice the other. I came to the realisation that I wasn’t going to make it big time and therefore I concertrated more on my studies. I had a vision to become a physio therapist so I progressed to studying this at degree level, the course is very damanding with only a few students accepted to study so it took a lot to get onto the course. Sport is what I love and to to get a job working in that background still excites me.”

“Badminton is like Ballet dancing. It requires a lot of control, strength, mind play and measured movement.� Aamir Khan

“on my course, I’m hoping to gain the confidence to work and communicate with a huge variety of people. Learning how to relate to clients empathically is so important in this profession. Developing this skill on my course will most definitely help me stand out in interviews and possibly even setting up my my very own business some day.”

Physiotherapy ‘Throughout my three years studying at Leeds Beckett, I will have the opportunity to experience placements within a variety of health and social care settings. This includes sport clubs, schools and private clinics in speciality areas such as cardio vascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, neurology and paediatrics.

Pro server “Serving is arguably the most important aspect of the game, as it is the one shot which has to be in every single rally. You have as much time as you need to get ready for it, so there is no excuse for not getting it right. Good serves put opponents under pressure and give servers a better opportunity for success. As I mostly play singles, I would either play a high serve which pushes your opponent to the back, instantly putting them under pressure, or a low serve to catch the opponent out.�

Becky Hague - Wakefield Hockey Club

“I have played for Wakefield hockey club for the past 10 years. I’ve played for Great Britain colleges and even played at Engalnd Universities, like Leeds Beckett. As I got into my late teen years, I came to turms that it is very unlikely I would become a professional hockey player. That’s when education took over. I’ve always been a bright girl but I just preffered playing sports but I knew deep down one day I would have to choose one. I took Business Management at Leeds Beckett to develop a broad understanding of business organisations and provide me with subject specific knowledge in areas such as marketing, data analytics and finance, stakeholders, operations and supply chain, communication management, information technology and business strategy and performance. From having nearly 2 years of study, I’ve come to the realisation my strong suit in buiness is the department of opperations and supply chain. This is where I have secured my 12 month placement to progress my business knowledge futher, I will continue to play Hockey but no longer at a professional level.”

“If your coach pushes you. If your coach disciplines you. If your coach demands the best from you all the time. Then he or she truly cares.� McCaw Method

“Being a good person is like being a goal keeper, no matter how many goals you save. Some people will remember only the one that you missed.�

“You may think it’s the goalies fault but it can’t be if it got past the defense, midfield and strikers” Pinterest

Emily Byrne - Thai Boxing

“ I took Thai Boxing of a way of coping with stress while studying at University, helping me to channel my angry the correct way possible. It’s not just physically demanding, it’s a sport that you can have fun with. With studying Physical Education I believe all sports are imporant in reagards to the health and well being of individual needs. Sport isn’t just to keep yourself physically fit, it pumps oxygen around the brain which increases productivity in education and everyday life!”

Art of eight limbs Thai boxing (Muay Thai) is a comabt sport that has been developed in Thailand. It is known also as “the art of eight limbs� because both hands, elbows, knees and legs can be used to attack an opponent.

Act of movement Almost every act of moving in Thai boxing use the whole body, while turning the hip to every kick and every blow with the fist. As a result, the attacks and the defence in Thai boxing are slower but more powerful for example than those of boxing or karate.

“Every time I hit the Bag, My fear shrinks further and further away.” Atlanta kickboxing Tumblr

Helen spencer - Swimming

“I started swimming at the age of six where I went to Joe’s swim school until I was 12. I then progressed onto competing, representing Chorley Marlins until I went to University to study Business Management. It was pretty challenging to balance my swimming with school studies because I undertook Law and Business A-Level at College. The revision sessions for these courses clashed with my training and the time and effort required towards law specifically put a hold on my social life, which included swimming.�

“ You may feel like you are drowning sometimes, but it’s your choice to whether you let yourself drown or you start swimming”

Weightless We are not weightless in water, it is the effect of having oxygen in our lungs that would add to making you float other factors include the gas that is dissolved in your blood stream. So the hudrolics of the water push up against you making you feel lighter. It’s called a buoyant force.

“I enjoyed every bit of my swimming career. I think that’s the most important advice, to enjoy what you do.”

“It’s been told that swimming is a wimp sport, but i don’t see it. We don’t get timeouts, in the middle of a race we can’t stop and catch our breath, we can’t roll on our stomachs and lie there and we can’t ask for a substitution. Dusty Hicks


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Jack Warren

Emily Bryne

Kate Walker

Becky Hague

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Helen Spencer

Beckett in Action  

Beckett in Action is a photo story promoting students views on their chosen sport alongside their university life. Covering how education a...

Beckett in Action  

Beckett in Action is a photo story promoting students views on their chosen sport alongside their university life. Covering how education a...