Cardiff Met has created three new graduate coaching roles in partnership with Cardiff Archers and Cardiff Archers Athletics Club.
The Graduate Coach Programme aims to support the development of coaching talent in jumps, speed and throwing events.
BSc Sport and Exercise Science graduate, Jac Palmer has taken on the role of Graduate Throws Coach; BSc Sports Management graduate, Lewis Preece, has been employed as Graduate Jumps Coach; and Lewis Clarke, a BSc Sports Coaching graduate, will take up the reins as Graduate Sprints Coach.
The three coaches will be working with junior and developing student athletes under the guidance of Archers Head Coach, Phil Warwicker.
Speaking about the appointments, Phil said: “By specifically investing in coaches who are engaged in the transition period between junior and senior athletics, we are hoping to achieve positive outcomes for the coaches and athletes respectively.’’
Aled Lewis, Sport Development Manager, added: ‘’Our graduates are an ideal fit to help us achieve our long term strategy and we are delighted to offer them employed roles that facilitate and guide their career paths. Our aim is to provide graduate coach opportunities across our junior sports programmes.’’
Graduate Jumps Coach, Lewis Clarke said: ‘’I am really excited to have the opportunity to further my coaching career as a graduate coach. Coupled with my degree and masters, I am hoping this is the launch pad I need to get a job in coaching in the future.’’