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Henry  Dorling

Henry Dorling

Senior Lecturer

School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

023 8201 3506 ext. 3506 Room no. RM203D


Henry is a senior lecturer at Solent University and teaches a number of units including: principles of sport development, introduction to sport management, coaching and community development, and principles of coaching. He is unit leader for coaching and volunteering for sport development and is also responsible for the welfare and management of first year BA (Hons) Sport Coaching and Development students. He graduated with a BA (Hons) in sport and leisure studies from De Montfort University, Bedford (now the University of Bedfordshire), an MA in sport and development from Solent University and gained his PGCE from the University of Portsmouth.

Henry has cultivated a career in sport-related arenas where his passion for sport coaching and development has really flourished. In his role as community development officer at Winchester Rugby Club, he was responsible for the design and delivery of the school's TAG rugby programmes as well as strategic management of the club itself, from pitch requirements to functions and sponsorship deals. Throughout this time, his passion for coaching and teaching became evident. Henry subsequently embarked on a teaching career in PE and sport combining his teaching commitments with coaching rugby. He created effective partnerships with national governing bodies, local authorities and local sports organisations earning college accreditation from the RFU for his work with external partners. Henry has ten years experience teaching in a variety of environments delivering on BTEC, HND, A-level and degree programmes.

Outside of work, Henry enjoys a busy lifestyle spending time with his wife and his three young children.

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