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Our team comprises of staff who have a wide range of experience working with and supporting Solent students, helping them to explore new opportunities and develop their skills in a structured environment. We are also very fortunate to have staff who specialise in working with young people in the local area in both educational and community settings, and in co-ordinating industry-recognised CPD opportunities and accreditations.

IMG_20190916_095656 (1)Paul Davies
Sport Education Partnership Manager
Email: paul.davies@solent.ac.uk
Contact me for:

Partnership opportunities
Funding
Accreditations

I have worked for Solent University since 2001 and have spent the majority of that time managing the delivery of CPD programmes and accreditations, along with external partnership engagement. In 2019 I was fortunate to be asked to head-up the Sport Partnership team, and as a result was able to align the coach education/CPD and sport partnership areas to form the new Sport Education Partnership Programme. I am incredibly proud of the work that we, as a team, produce, and of the positive impact that it has on both our university students and the local community. This is a programme that continues to evolve, and it does so through the valuable input we receive from those that engage with us. 

IMG_20190916_093738 (1)Kevin Warrington 
Coach Education Officer
Email:
 kevin.warrington@solent.ac.uk
Contact me for:

Coach Education courses
CPD courses
Gym/fitness/massage courses

I joined Solent University in October 2009 and have been co-ordinating student enhancement courses for over 10 years. Throughout this time our programme has continued to evolve in line with changing industry requirements, and the requirements of our students and the local community.

Forming part of the Sport Education Partnership Programme team now provides us with a great opportunity to extend this provision to our local schools, supporting teacher development in areas from mainstream specialist courses to general life skills including first aid and safeguarding.

Lee PhotoLee Page
School Sport Partnership Officer
Email:
 Lee.page@solent.ac.uk
Contact me for:

Schools volunteering and paid opportunities
Community volunteering and paid opportunities
Sports development
Community development

I have worked in the sport and physical activity profession for many years. Through this I have collaborated with many community organisations, schools, local sports clubs, volunteers, sports governing bodies and students. I am passionate about providing sport and physical activity opportunities for all young people, and working with Solent students.

 

IMG_20190916_093748 (1)Amy Rodger 
School Games Organiser
Email:
 amy.rodger@solent.ac.uk
Contact me for:

Local school and youth sport trust enquiries
Schools competition and festivals enquiries 
School projects support

I came to Solent in 2010 to study sports coaching with science and development. During my degree I worked with many schools and athletes in different areas. Upon graduation, I was offered a job as a school games organiser and have been in post since 2013. Being based at Solent University has allowed us to access an enormous workforce of students which has been key to our success.

 

IMG_20190916_095648 (1)Mark Lavelle 
School Games Organiser
Email: mark.lavelle@solent.ac.uk
Contact me for:

School Games enquiries
School based experience
Volunteering opportunities
PE and school sport questions

I have been based at Solent University since August 2016 as one of the school games organisers. With a background in secondary school PE teaching as well as coaching within primary schools, it was the perfect role for me! I absolute love working closely with our schools in Southampton, offering a wide range of opportunities for all young people to be active within sport and ensuring competition remains at the heart of school sport.

 

IMG_2371Jim Orvis
Sport Education Administrator
Email:
 jim.orvis@solent.ac.uk
Contact me for:

Coaching placements and experience opportunities
Coach education/CPD enquiries
Sport education partnership general enquiries
School sport placements

Having studied at Solent University for both my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, I joined the Sport Education Partnership Programme team in October 2019. Prior to that, I worked with many different groups of children through the school setting and in the coaching environment. With sport, education and coaching being real passions of mine, when the opportunity came to incorporate coach education and school sport into one role, I couldn’t turn it down. I love coaching, getting stuck into the events with our SGOs, and giving students here at Solent University the invaluable workplace experience needed for these types of roles in the future.

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