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Andy Gair

Andy Gair

Course Leader Sport Coaching / Lecturer in Sport Coaching and Sport Development

Summary

Originally a Carnegie PE graduate, Andy has spent 30 years working within GB, National sports organisations and education across the country, as well as developing his parallel career as a sports coach over the past 32 years. After his playing career ended, with Newcastle RFC, Andy pursued his rugby union coaching aspirations. With experience of coaching 2 - 40 year olds at school, club and county levels, as well as within professional performance rugby, Andy has won five league promotions and set a world first with Novocastrians WRFC.

A senior RFU Coach Educator (24 years) and National Trainer Andy has supported the development of over 10,000 rugby union coaches including current professional coaches across the UK and Europe. While running his own sport coaching business Andy also consults on sports coaching policy and national and local levels.

Previously a key member of the UK Coaching Framework development team Andy maintains a research interest in the professionalisation of sport coaching as well as participant development and rugby union.

While experiencing 34 sports/activities at school, club levels Andy has also completed solo national 3-peaks (24-hour) and 'Hadrian Wall' challenges in his spare time.

Away from university life Andy maintains an interest in the outdoors, genealogy and history.

  • About

    Originally a Carnegie PE graduate, Andy’s 30-year sport career includes working within Governing Bodies of sport, national sports organisations and education institutions across the country, as well as developing his parallel career as a sports coach over the past 32 years. Returning to his roots in Sheffield, Andy is currently Course Leader for the Sport Coaching undergraduate programme and is leading the development of the course within the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity here at Collegiate Campus.

    While experiencing 34 sports at school, club and district levels Andy’s first love has been Rugby Union, with side interests in Athletics and American football. After his rugby union playing career ended, with Newcastle RFU, Andy pursued his rugby union coaching aspirations and has worked with clubs, representative teams and developmental programmes across the country.

    With experience of coaching 2 - 40 year olds at school, club and county levels, as well as within professional performance rugby, Although Andy has won five league promotions, County cups, youth festivals and set a world first with Novocastrians WRFC his major achievement is meeting participants inspired to engage in the sport through his coaching.

    A senior RFU Coach Educator (24 years) and National Trainer Andy has worked with over 10,000 rugby coaches including many current professional coaches to engage in and develop sport coaching skills, knowledge and understanding. While running his own sport coaching business Andy also consults on sports coaching policy and national and local levels.

    A key member of the UK Coaching Framework development team Andy maintains a research interest in the professionalisation of sport coaching as well as participant development and rugby union.

    Away from university life Andy maintains an interest in the outdoors, completing solo national 3-peaks and 'Hadrian Wall' challenges to raise money for children’s charities, as well as following his interests in genealogy and history.

    Specialist areas of interest

    The professionalization of Sports Coaching
    Talent Identification and development
    Athlete and participant development
    Sport coaching
    Development of sport coaches and sport coaching
    Coaching Expertise
    Workforce development
    Community sport development

  • Teaching

    Department of Sport

    Health And Wellbeing

    Academy of Sport and Physical Activity

    Health And Wellbeing

    Sport coaching delivery, Sport coach education, Workforce development, Sport coaching qualifications, Coaching children, Participant development. Regulation, licensing and professionalization of sport coaching.

    BSc Sport Coaching. BSc Sport Development with Coaching. MSc Advanced Coaching Practice

    Level 4: Sport Coaching Foundation, Developing Physical Literacy, Level 5: Coaching in Context, Developing Academic and Professional Practice 2, Level 6: Talent Development

    Sport coaching delivery, Sport coach education, Workforce development, Sport coaching qualifications, Coaching children, Participant development. Regulation, licensing and professionalization of sport coaching.

    BSc Sport Coaching. BSc Sport Development with Coaching. MSc Advanced Coaching Practice

    Introduction to Coaching and Leadership, Coaching in Context, Coaching Enterprise, Developing Physical Literacy. Coaching Young People. Coaching Philosophy

  • Other activities

    ASQ Board member (2010 – to date)
    BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching, University of South Wales. External Examiner 2013
    RFU Senior Coach Educator (1990 - to date)
    RFU Coach (1986 - to date)

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