Sport has always impacted me and I hope it will shape my future. I am very keen to learn more about science and football and I would love to pursue a career involving them. I have already considered the idea of sports analyst or physiotherapist; this would be a dream as I find the combination of science and football exciting, particularly performance analysis. To this end I have seriously studied different universities and their courses. My choices are made on the basis of information gleaned from several sources.
A recent documentary series on television about life at a professional club, Tottenham Hotspur, confirmed my interestin the different avenues that sports science can lead me to. I really want to broaden my knowledge in areas such as biomechanics, anatomy and physiology, sports psychology and so many more.
I opted for a CTEC Extended Diploma in Sport
rather than a traditional sixth form route because I felt it would be perfect to continue my studies in a subject in which excites me. The number and variety
of topics I have studied on this course have provided me with a solid base for my chosen courses at university. Performance Analysis in particular stands out for me as I thoroughly enjoyed producing data to aid performance.
I have played football for a professional club, TranmereRovers Ladies and have done so since I was fourteen. I have a great passion for football and it has made me realise how I would love to have a career in this sector. I have represented Lancashire and in the last few years I have developed so much and I want to make a difference to others’ lives by passing on my knowledge.
Weekends are busy for me as I play in a
football league as well as in a
women's netball league at a serious level. I was even lucky enough to be selected as a field of play assistant at the Netball World Cup which was held in Liverpool in 2019. This was an experience that means so much to me and something I have gained so much from. I would very much look forward to continuing these interests at university and sharing them with new people. I would also enjoy learning about their interests and achievements.
Whilst in school I organised my work experience in a school for children with special educational needs. The weeks there were beneficial to me in many ways. I had to think on my feet often and make quick decisions. It gave me a real insight into how children all learn differently, and that they require different approaches to achieve more. This definitely made me more empathetic towards the needs of every individual, whilst developing my own personality at the same time.
In school I enrolled on the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme. This was a huge part of my early life, whichdefinitely helped me to develop my leadership skills and resilience.
The outdoor environmental programme involved planning and leading a group for an expedition and overnight camp. This showed me that I am hard working and determined as I had to put meticulous planning in place for this expedition to be successful. All the above practices have given me knowledge and skills which are transferrable to university. Without question I have enhanced teamwork skills, communication, time management and equally importantly self-confidence. I am grateful for my experiences as they have guided and shaped me into the person that I am today.
Being fully committed, driven and hardworking I feel sure I am in a fairly strong position to cope with the demands of higher study. If my application is successful, I would guarantee the same levels of each until my outcomes are achieved.