Sports Scientist visits School
The KS3 girls’ football team were fortunate enough to welcome guest speaker Dr Naomi Datson, currently a sports lecturer at Chichester University who delivered an hour's session on ‘ADay in the life of a Professional Footballer’.
Naomi Datson was previously the sports scientist for The England Women’s National Football team and has worked at both European and Olympic Events alongside The National Women’s Football Team. This allowed pupils to learn all about how scientists use statistics in professional football as well as what a typical day would look like playing for the National Team.
Pupils also were able to use some of the fitness testing equipment and given the opportunity to handle gold medals and signed shirts and ask any questions on previous World Cups and Olympic Events.
This inspirational Guest Speaker helped to spark some interest in careers in the sporting field.