GB Boxing Performance Analyst, Chris Connelly, recently delivered a guest lecture for Brooksby Melton College Sport students.
The Level 3 and Undergraduate Sport students benefitted from learning about what it takes to get into elite sport, the process of selection and a day in the life of an analyst. Chris also spoke about some of the leading technology used in boxing.
Chris, who works for the English Institute of Sport, is a Performance Analyst for world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua OBE, and has previously provided performance analysis support to UK Goalball, England/GB Handball, Stoke City Football Club, Port Vale Football Club and The Premier League.
James Thorne, Head of Faculty for Sport at BMC, said ‘It was great to have one of the country’s leading sports analysts in to talk to our students, as it showed them what they could achieve if they take the opportunities provided to them through our elite sport partnerships here at BMC. Chris gave an enlightening talk on top-level boxing and how analysis can aid performance. The students showed a real interest, which will hopefully motivate them to strive for the very best jobs within the sport sector’.
BMC offers a range of Sport and Sport Science courses, ranging from Level 2 through to degree level. The College also provides education programmes in partnership with Leicester Tigers, Mansfield Town FC and Leicester City Women FC. Students benefit from learning in the very best, state-of-the-art facilities, including an all-weather 3G pitch, a strength and conditioning gym and a sports science lab featuring a GPS tracking system, force platforms and VO2 max testing equipment.
There’s still time to apply for a Further Education or Undergraduate programme at BMC starting this September! Why not register for an open day to find out more? Click here to find out more and book your place.