Expert coaching

SPORTS experts from the University of Derby Buxton have been in Germany to train martial arts experts in the latest sports coaching techniques.

As part of an ongoing partnership with the World Martial Arts Council (WMAC), the university’s Programme Leader Charles Spring and Lecture in Sport Coaching and Development, Lee Rylands, travelled to Heidelberg to deliver their Certificate in Sports Coaching to 48 members of the European Wing Tsun Organisation (EWTO), from Switzerland, Austria, Bulgaria and the USA.

Mr Spring, a Fellow of the WMAC, said: “The students will take back what they learned to their martial arts clubs and classes, and we’re sure this session will go on to improve the quality and standard of coaching around Europe.”