Commonwealth Elite Sports Award
July 2022 sees the city of Birmingham host the 22nd iteration of the Commonwealth Games, the first time West Midlands has played host to the event in its 90-year history. The Commonwealth Games bring nations together in a colourful celebration of sport and human performance, and the University of Birmingham will be proudly hosting both the hockey and squash competitions, as well as housing the majority of the athletes in the Vale Village on campus.
To celebrate the Games coming to our city, the University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness are delighted to introduce a new international Sports Award, targeted at aspiring coaches and sports practitioners. The Commonwealth Elite Sports Award, introduced for this academic year, is open to support the next generation of talented coaches and sport practitioners (S&C Coaches, Physiologists, Performance Psychologists and Performance Nutritionists), from Commonwealth countries, who will be studying a post graduate course at the University of Birmingham in 2021-22.
If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you! We embrace applications from a wide range of sports and Commonwealth countries, and we look forward to welcoming you to our fantastic community of national and international athletes, elite sport practitioners and coaches, and world-class facilities in the new Sport & Fitness building.
Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 30 June, after which the panel will review all submissions. Successful applicants will be contacted to be invited for a virtual interview following this.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Alex Taylor on A.S.Taylor@bham.ac.uk.