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Caring Coaching and Making Sport Safe

with Dr. Colum Cronin

Dr. Gary Hodgson is joined by Dr. Colum Cronin of Liverpool John Moores University to discuss the importance of making sport for children safe in a caring climate. They dive into the importance of being a caring coach and what can be learned from the most recent research.

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Colum Cronin

Dr. Colum Cronin

Colum is an academic member of staff at Liverpool John Moores University. He teaches on the BA Physical Education, BSc Sport Coaching and MSc. Coaching courses. On these courses, Colum shares his research, which predominantly explores how coaches can develop caring relationships with athletes. He is the coauthor of the book, Care in Sport Coaching, published by Routledge. Colum's other research interests include disability sport coaching and coach education. He is an associate editor of the academic journal Sports Coaching Review, and was recently awarded the AIESEP (International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education) Young Scholar of the Year Award 2019. He has worked with a number of sporting organisations such as the Football Association and UK Coaching.


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