Join us on 22nd March at Leeds Beckett University to celebrate the remarkable contribution Professor Pat Duffy made to sports coaching. Pat was recognised internationally for his tireless efforts to highlight the role and value of coaching in wider society. Pat was instrumental in foregrounding participant and performer needs in building coaching systems that provide inclusive, lifelong opportunities for participation in sport and physical activity at all levels.

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The agenda is as follows:

17:00 Arrival and Buffet

17:25 Introductions Professor Jeanne Keay. Pro Vice Chancellor, Leeds Beckett University.

17:30 Remembering Professor Pat Duffy; Coaching Visionary A personal reflection on Professor Pat Duffy's vision for and impact on the world of coaching.- Baroness Sue Campbell

18:00 Coaching children - An examination of changes in our understanding of children's coaching through an examination of practice and research in this domain Sergio Lara-Bercial : Senior Research Fellow,LBU & Pete Sturgess, Football Association's Lead National Coach for the Foundation Phase

18:30 Player development systems :Learning from good practice - Dr Julian North, LBU

19:00 Break

19:15 Coaching diversity, equity and inclusion : Working towards inclusion: How has coaching responded to this challenge?: Dr Hayley Fitzgerald, Reader in Disability and Youth Sport,LBU

19:45 Coach learning and professional development :Learning on the job: supporting experienced talent development, Olympic and Paralympic coaches to explore their practice from multiple perspectives and develop new insights.- Bob Muir, Senior Lecturer and course leader for the MSc Sport Coaching LBU, Andrew Gillott, Performance PAthway Coaching Lead for the English Institute of Sport/UK Sport and a consultant coach developer & Dave Mellor, Coaching Development Manager for the Royal Yachting Association & British Sailing Team

20:15 Professionalising coaching:Professionalising Coaching through the development of the FA Youth Coach Developer workforce. A view on a policy to practice and research to support practice approach to professionalisation- Dr Andy Abraham, Head of Subject for Sport Coaching, LBU & Martin Diggle, Elite Youth Coach Development Lead, The Football Association

20:45 Close

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