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Former Barnsley FC Player and Manager’s passion motivates Sport students

Former Barnsley FC Player and Manager, Paul Heckingbottom, visited Sport students at Barnsley College and University Campus Barnsley (UCB) to talk about his extensive career in football.

Paul came to the College as an inspirational speaker to talk about his career in football and give an insight into career opportunities available in sport and management. The students took the opportunity to ask Paul questions related to coaching, athlete development and sport science.

Paul said: “I visited Barnsley College and University Campus Barnsley to share with students the opportunities available to them after their studies and how anything is possible with the right mind-set.

“It is vital for students to gain an idea of the life and commitment involved in sports. It was an honour to talk to the students and hopefully inspire the next generation.”

Dan Connolly, Sport Higher Education Pathway Leader at UCB, added: “We were grateful and thrilled when Paul spoke to our students about the sacrifices you have to make as a footballer and manager, and the opportunities available to our students within the sport industry. I’d really like to thank Paul for sharing his vision with our students.”


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