Always dreamt of taking your passion for sports further and entering professional football? New College Lanarkshire can help you make that a reality, just like it did for Kilmarnock FC player, Calum Waters.

Calum joined the HNC Coaching and Developing Sport course at the College’s specialist sports campus, Broadwood, in 2016/17 after being signed part-time by Alloa Athletic. Wanting to continue his passion for sports development when not training with Alloa, Kilsyth lad Calum joined the College to enhance his existing skills, learn more about coaching and increase his skillset in sports.

 Upon completion of the course in July 2017, the 23-year-old was signed with Kilmarnock FC and is currently on loan at Sligo Rovers until the end of the season.

“Earning the Coaching and Developing Sport qualification at New College Lanarkshire has helped me as a player as I am able to look at football from a coach’s perspective, understanding why certain drills or styles of play are being used. It has also broadened my mind to things which are essential to the game including nutrition, strength and conditioning.

“The course also helped me realise that being good at a certain sport doesn’t guarantee you will be a good coach as the skills required are completely different – and I enjoyed learning and developing things like the coaching process, nutrition and learning about the human body.

“Being at college was also good as I hadn’t studied since I left school but my class and lecturers were all great, so tied in with the interesting course content it was really enjoyable!

“I would 100 per cent recommend this course to anyone who is thinking about applying as it is very enjoyable and the lecturers at the College create a proper team ethic amongst the group and everyone helps each other. There is a wealth of resources available and the lecturers are always on hand to help.

“If you are very interested in football this course will most definitely increase your knowledge and make you a better coach and player.”

 

 

“If you are very interested in football this course will most definitely increase your knowledge and make you a better coach and player.”

Inspired by Calums story? Why not take a look at the range of Sport courses on offer!